Saura Masconale is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Economy and the Moral Science. Her research encompasses the broad domain of “law and political economy,” which studies how the intersection of legal entitlements, politics and economic forces affect society, both as a positive and normative matter. In particular, her scholarship to date has focused on exploring the implications of this intersection in the public corporation context. Her articles have appeared in the Northwestern Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Emory Law Journal and the Journal of Corporate Law. Her most recent work examines the rise of corporate social activism and explores the hidden democratic risk raised by such activism.
Masconale holds a doctoral degree in law and economics from LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) and a J.D. from University of Bologna. Prior to joining the Freedom Center, she taught at the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Notre Dame Law School. Before entering into academia, she practiced law at Clifford Chance LLC, an international law firm headquartered in London. She is the Director of Outreach at the University of Arizona's Freedom Center.