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Silvia Adamo

Silvia Adamo

Associate Professor

  • Centre for Enterprise Liability

    Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6B-3-40

    Phone: +45 35 33 14 05

Current research

Silvia Adamo received her Ph.D. in Law at the University of Copenhagen. She has studied law in Italy (Università di Pisa) and Portugal (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisboa), and completed her Cand. Jur./LL.M. in Denmark (Københavns Universitet). Silvia Adamo has held visiting fellowships at the Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University, Canada (2006); Berkeley School of Law, University of California (2011); and the European University Institute, Florence (2012). Prior to starting her Ph.D. she interned at the European Commission.

Areas of expertise
Her research interests focus on public law, migration and integration law, citizenship law and theory, and legal philosophy. Her future projects include work on migration and integration in a private/public law context at CEVIA, Center for Enterprise Liability.

Associate Professor at CEVIA, Center for Enterprise Liability.
Editor-in-chief of Retfærd, Nordic Journal of Law and Justice.
Contact person at the Faculty of Law, Network for Human Rights Research in Denmark.

She was the recipient of the Danish Council for Independent Research (FSE) three-year postdoctoral fellowship for a research project on immigration and integration law (2009–2012). Before joining CEVIA, she has carried out research for the international collaborative research project bEUcitizen: Barriers towards European Citizenship, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (2014–2016).

Courses taught
Silvia Adamo has lectured on legal philosophy and citizenship law at the Faculty of Law and is a recurrent guest lecturer for MA courses on international migration law and integration law at the Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Email: or phone: + 45 - 35 33 14 05. I answer emails every day after 12 am.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    What is 'A Successful Integration'? Family Reunification and the Rights of Children in Denmark

    Adamo, S. 29 Mar 2016 In : Retfaerd. 152, 1, p. 38-58 21 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Le système danois de protection sociale: équilibrer solidarité en Europe et immigration en temps de crise

    Adamo, S. 2015 In : Revue Francaise des Affaires Sociales. 2015, 3, p. 159-180 22 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Is Green better than Blue? The Danish JHA opt-out and the Unilateral attempt to attrack highly skilled labour

    Wind, M. & Adamo, S. 2015 In : European Journal of Migration and Law. 17, 4, p. 329-361 32 p., 3

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    What is the Point? – Policies on Immigration and the Language Issue in Denmark

    Adamo, S. 2012 Helsinki: RECODE Online Working Paper No. 04, p. 1-20 20 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewWorking paper

  5. Published

    Northern Exposure: The New Danish Model of Citizenship Test

    Adamo, S. 2008 In : International Journal on Multicultural Societies. 10, 1, p. 10-28 19 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    The Legal Position of Migrants in Denmark: Assessing the Context around the "Cartoon Crisis"

    Adamo, S. 2007 In : European Journal of Migration and Law. 9, 1, p. 1-24 24 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  7. Published

    Kontinental retspositivisme: Hans Kelsen og Norberto Bobbio

    Adamo, S. 2011 Retsfilosofi : centrale tekster og temaer. Hammerslev, O. & Palmer Olsen, H. (eds.). København: Hans Reitzel, p. 223-244 22 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  8. Published

    Linguistic Diversity and European Democracy

    Kjær, A. L. (ed.) & Adamo, S. (ed.) 2011 Aldershot: Ashgate. 227 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

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