Elena Bargelli is currently Associate Professor of Private law at the University of Pisa, with tenure. From 2008 to 2009 she was Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at Max Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Hamburg, Germany). From 2001 to 2006 she was lecturer of Private Law at the Faculty of Economics (Pisa). In 1999 she completed her PhD in Private Law at the University of Pisa. She was visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London UK (2011/2012), at the Yale Law School, New Haven, USA (2007), at Max Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg, Germany (2006, 2004).