Stefania Di Stefano

Stefania Di Stefano is a Ph.D. Researcher in International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute and Project Officer for the Geneva Human Rights Platform at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Her doctoral research examines the role of international human rights law in regulating the exercise of freedom of expression on social media platforms.

She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law and, since 2022, she has served as Convenor of the ESIL Interest Group on International Law and Technology.

Previously, Stefania has served as Teaching Assistant (in 2020) and as Programme Manager (2021–2022) for the LL.M. in International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute. In 2021, she was a Consultant for the Mandate of the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. From 2020 to 2021, she was a Research Associate for the project ‘The Co-Evolution of Facebook’s Content Policies and International Instruments on Freedom of Expression’ at the University of Leeds.

Stefania holds a Master’s degree in International Law from the Geneva Graduate Institute (2018) and an LLB (Hons) in Law and European Legal Studies from the University of Southampton (2016). In 2019, she was awarded the Diploma in Human Rights Law by the European University Institute.