Dr. Sabrina Urbinati is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in international law at the School of Law of the University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy. She obtained her PhD in International Law under a joint tutorship program between the University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France and the University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Since 2006 she has been in charge of teaching seminars on the international protection of cultural heritage and on the protection of environment at the School of Law of the University of Milano-Bicocca and at the School of Economics of the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Since 2002, she has acted as legal adviser and expert of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affaires in several negotiations and international meetings at UNESCO.
Dr. Sabrina Urbinati's main areas of research are the international protection of cultural heritage and of environment. She has been involved in several national and European research projects and she published several articles on these topics, such as The Role for Communities, Groups and Individuals under the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, in Borelli & Lenzerini (eds), Cultural Heritage, Cultural Rights, Cultural Diversity. New Developments in International Law (Nijhoff, Leiden 2012) 201-221. Sabrina Urbinati is also the author of the book Les mécanismes de contrôle et de suivi des conventions internationales de protection de l'environnement (Giuffré, Milan 2009).