MA is a scholar who has focused on questions of culture, citizenship and human rights in European and International Law as well as Law and Humanities. After receiving a European Baccalaureate from the European School (I) in Brussels, Belgium, she studied law at Manchester University (1989-1992). She was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1994 after which she completed a PhD at the Faculty of Law of the University of Edinburgh (1993-1997). After having completed her PhD, she was based at the Department for Political and Social Sciences of the Free University of Berlin (1997-2000). She also worked as a legal consultant for a number of law firms in Berlin during this time (Freshfields-Deringer and Coudert-Schurmann). She then moved to Italy where she was based at the European University Institute (EUI) (2000-2004). Between 2005 and 2009, she was an Associate Professor in Public and Administrative Law at the Law Department of the University of Siena, Italy. She has also been a visiting professor at Cornell Law School, Libera Università degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome, Saint Louis University Law School, Université Paris Dauphine and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a visiting scholar at New York University Law School (2009-2010); Columbia Law School (2010-2011); Cardozo Law School (2011-2013). She has published mainly in the areas of Medical Law, European Public law and Law and Humanities, focussing on human rights issues in the context of comparative public and administrative law. Between 2013-15, MA was a Senior Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg where she also published articles in Law and Humanities and the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities. This experience inspired her to establish MAstudioLAB, a mixed media art platform for science dissemination and art consultancy.