Antonella Piccinin joined the Global Gateway in summer 2017 as Assistant Rector and is now serving as Rector of the Villa on the Celio, Notre Dame’s student residence in Rome. She is responsible for various educational aspects, which includes everything from building personal relationships with students to administrative duties and the promotion of spiritual life. Her main goal is to promote the well-being of students during their time abroad, in accordance with the Notre Dame spirit and the aims of the Rome Global Gateway.
Antonella earned her PhD in Political Theory at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome (2017), where she focused particularly on the relationship between religion and politics: her dissertation analyzes the role of the Church in the public-political sphere through an interdisciplinary approach that combines Political Theology with Political Theory.
She graduated in Law from LUISS Guido Carli in 2010, and subsequently attained an LLM by research (Master of Laws) at the University of Edinburgh (2013). She also pursued studies in Philosophy and Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University (2012-2017), where she is working as Teaching Assistant for the Faith and Culture “Alberto Hurtado” Center. She is currently fostering her interest in Church-related issues by studying Canon Law at the Pontifical Lateran University.