Elena Bargelli is currently full Professor of private law at the University of Pisa. Previously, she was a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at the Max Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg (2008–2009) and a visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London (2011/2012) and at the Yale Law School (New Haven, USA, 2007).

She is currently a member of the ELI Council and Membership Committee. She is also a member of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL). Her areas of interest are contract and consumer law, tort law, family law and housing law, from a national and comparative perspective.