Mi chiamo Kate, ho 26 anni, e sto facendo il mio dottorato di ricerca alla LUISS Guido Carli in Italia.
And that’s about all the Italian I know so far!
My name is Kate Dy, and on the 13th February of 2013, I received a call from Brussels awarding me an Erasmus Mundus PhD Fellowship. This fellowship allows me mobility between two universities within the GEM Consortium, as well as a double degree— one PhD from each university— when I finish my dissertation. My home university is the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli or LUISS for short, and is the premier university for law and international studies in Italy. Here, my supervisor is Prof. Raffaele Marchetti and I am fortunate to have dear new friends Jasmin Hasic and Yoshimiko Owaki as fellow fourth generation GEM fellowship recipients.
Funding for my research lasts until 2016 and within that period I must: (1.) move from my home country to Italy, (2.) complete all legal red tape this move requires, (3.) in 2014, move from Italy to my to-be-decided second host-country, (4.) handle the ensuing bureaucracy that move requires, (5.) in 2015, move back to Italy (and again, go through the whole non-EU citizen-moving-between-countries process), (6.) learn fluent Italian, (7.) see all the beautiful sights, and (8.) oh yes, finish my dissertation. Huzzah!
This blog was created because I want to remember every beautiful and painful step on the road to my doctorate. Because this is important, and I never want to forget.