Dr. Erika Arban is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law. Her research interests include comparative federalism, comparative constitutional law and legal research methodology. From 2016 to 2021 she lectured in Comparative Federalism at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Erika is the co-convenor of the IACL research group New Frontiers of Federalism. Erika received her PhD at the University of Ottawa (Canada), where her doctoral thesis “Italian Regionalism and the Federal Challenge” was awarded the Governor General Gold Medal for the best thesis in the Humanities. She also holds a LLM from the University of Arizona (USA) and a Bachelor in Law from the University of Trieste (Italy). Before joining the Melbourne Law School, Erika was a lecturer (part-time) at the University of Ottawa.