LAURA CORRADI - Born in Milano, 27/09/1960 maria_laura.corradi_at_unical.it

 
 
LAURA CORRADI
Born in Milano, 27/09/1960
maria_laura.corradi_at_unical.it

RESEARCHER (Tenure Position)
- Gender Studies and Intersectional Methodology
UNIVERSITÀ DELLA CALABRIA (SOUTH-ITALY)

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Gender and Queer Studies; Qualitative Research Methodology; Research-Action; Intersectional
Methodology; Health and Science Communication; Gender Advertisement; Indigenous Knowledge
and Epistemologies.

HONORARY TITLES

2010-2014 Elected Representative (Europe East and West) Research Committee 32 (Women in
Society) ISA – International Sociological Association

2017 - Member, Steering Committee, UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Empowerment.

DEGREES

1995 Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC).
Dissertation title: “Malignant Profit. The Debate On Genetics and Environmental Causes of Cancer
Among Scientists, Women Survivors and People of Color”.

1989 Laurea in Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Padova, 110 cum Laude.
Thesis title: “Una settimana che non esiste. Lavoro notturno e quotidianità femminile”, [Women in
Factory Nightshift Work and Everyday Life].


                                         PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS

- Nel ventre di un’altra. Critica femminista delle tecnologie riproduttive, [In Another Woman’s
Womb. Feminist Critique of Reproductive Technologies], Castelvecchi, Roma, 2017.

- (with R. CONNELL), Il silenzio della terra. Sociologia postcoloniale, realtà aborigene e
l’importanza del luogo [The Silence of the Land. Post-colonial Sociology, Aboriginal Realities and
the Importance of Place], Mimesis, Milano, 2014.

- Specchio delle sue brame. Classe, razza, genere, età ed etero sessismo nelle pubblicità [Mirror of
His Desire. Class, Race, Gender, Age, and Heterosexism in Commercials], Roma, Ediesse, 2012.

– “Dossier: Capire l’India attraverso le sue lotte”, [Dossier: Understanding India Through Her
Struggles] (Editor), Inchiesta, n. 172, April-June 2011 – Edizioni Dedalo, Bari, pp. 66-112.

- Movimenti per la salute e associazioni delle persone malate [Social Movements for Health and
Associations of People With Illness] (Editor), FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2010.
- (Italian edition of) Vandana Shiva. Semi del suicidio. I costi umani dell’ingegneria genetica in
agricoltura. [Seeds of Suicide. The Human Costs of Genetic Engineering in Agricolture] (Editor)
Odradek, Roma, 2009.

– La Straniera [The She Foreigner] (Editor with BONFIGLIOLI C., CIRILLO L., DEVIVO B.,
FARRIS S., PERILLI V.), Alegre, Roma, 2009.

- Salute e ambiente. Diversità e disuguaglianze sociali [Health and Environment. Diversities and
Inequities], Carocci, Roma, 2008.

– Sociologia e Globalizzazione [Sociology and Globalization], (Editor with PEROCCO F.),
Mimesis, Milano, 2007.

- Nuove Amazzoni. Il movimento delle donne contro il cancro al seno [New Amazons. Women and
Breast Cancer Activism], Derive/approdi, Roma, 2004.

- Country Report on Italian Women’s Health Network: State of Affairs, Concepts, Approaches,
Organizations in the Health Movement, (editor) European Women Health Network, sponsored by
the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Seniors, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), Hannover
2000.

- Malignant profit: the debate on genetics and environmental causes of cancer among scientists,
women survivors and people of color, Thesis (Ph. D.), University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995,

- Il rischio dell’amore. Tecniche di sopravvivenza sessuale in tempo di AIDS [The Risk of Love.
Sexual Survival in the Aids Era], (with STELLA R.), Franco Angeli, Milano, 1992.

- Il tempo rovesciato. Quotidianità femminile e lavoro notturno [Women in Nightshift Work and
Everyday Life], Griff/Franco Angeli, Milano, 1991 (2nd ed. 1994, 3rd ed. 2003).


ESSAYS IN BOOKS

– “Nel segno della Vagina. Dalla riappropriazione semiotica degli anni ’70 alle Vagina Warriors
negli anni ’90 alla critica decolonizzante del femminismo indigeno” [In the Sign of Vagina. From
the Semiotic Reappropriation in the ’70 to the Vagina Warriors in the ’90 to the de-colonizing
critique of Indigenous Feminism], in Il gesto femminista, Deriveapprodi, 2014.

– “Epistemologie del corpo, decostruzione intersezionale delle immagini e il ruolo dell’empatia”,
[Epistemology of the Body, intersectional deconstruction of images and the role of Empathy] in
Affettività elettive. Relazioni e costellazioni dis-ordinate, Il Poligrafo, Padova, 2014, pp. 361-378.

– “Femminismo, post-colonialità e metodo intersezionale nelle narrazioni Romnì e nella
prevenzione della violenza di genere” [Feminism, post-coloniality and intersectional methodology
in Roma women narration and in the prevention of gender violence] in AAVV, Donne Rom.
Condizione femminile, diritti umani e non discriminazione, Unar, Istiss, Roma 2013, pp. 7-38.

– “Black, Red, Pink and Green. Breaking Boundaries, Building Bridges”, In Bottici C., Blumenfeld
J., Critchley S. (eds), The Anarchist Turn, Pluto Press: London, 2013, pp. capitolo-n. 7.

– “Politica della bisessualità e leadership femminista” [Bisexual Politics and Feminist Leadership],
in CIRILLO L. (ed), Orgoglio e Pregiudizio. Le lesbiche in Italia nel 2010: politica, storia, teoria,
immaginari, Alegre, Roma, 2010, Quaderni Viola pp. 124-128.

– “Quando i movimenti prendono corpo” Introduzione all'Antologia in CORRADI L. (Ed)
Movimenti per la salute e associazioni delle persone malate [Social Movements for Health and
Associations of People With Illness] Franco Angeli, Milano, 2010.

– “Introduzione” a VANDANA SHIVA Semi del suicidio. I costi umani dell’ingegneria genetica
in agricoltura [Introduction to Seeds of Suicide. The Human Costs of Genetic Engineering in
Agricolture] (Editor) Odradek, Roma, 2009.

– “Studiare gli effetti delle disuguaglianze sociali su salute e malattia a livello globale” [Studying
Social Inequities Effects on Health and Illness at the Global Level] in BRONZINI M. (ed), Sistemi
sanitari e politiche contro le disuguaglianze di salute [Health Systems and Policies Against Health
Inequities], Franco Angeli, Milano, 2009.

– “Perché abbiamo bisogno di movimenti per la salute e associazioni delle persone malate” [Why
We Need Social Movements for Health and Associations of People with Illnesses] in CIPOLLA C.
and MATURO A. (eds.), Scienze Sociali e salute nel XXI secolo: nuove tendenze, vecchi dilemma?
[Social Sciences and Health in the XXI Century: New Trends, Old Dilemmas], Franco Angeli,
Milano 2008.

– “Etica femminista e relazioni di potere fra donne” [Feminist Ethics and Power Relations Among
Women] in BISI S., Genere e potere. Per una rifondazione delle scienze umane [Gender and
Power. For the Re-foundation of Human Sciences], Bonanno, Roma 2008.

– “Diritti umani e politiche pubbliche: come garantire le donne con disabilità” [Human Rights and
Public Policies. How to Guarantee Women with Disabilities] in GALATI M. and BARBUTO R.
Donne disabilità e salute. Questioni etiche, strategie e strumenti di tutela nelle politiche per la
salute e le pari opportunità [Women, Disabilities and Health. Ethical Issues, Strategies and Tools in
Health Policies and Equal Opportunities], Edizioni Comunità, Lamezia, 2008.

– Human rights and public policies: how to guarantee women with disablities in GALATI M. and
BARBUTO R. Women, Disabilities and Health, Ethical questions, protection strategies and
instruments in health and equal opportunity policies, Edizioni Comunità, Lamezia, 2008.

– “Redefining Reproductive Rights. An Eco-feminist Perspective on In-vitro Fertilization, Egg
Markets and Surrogate Motherhood”, Advances in Gender Research, Vol. 12, pp. 245-273, 2008

– “Una sociologia senza frontiere contro il pensiero unico e le disuguaglianze globali, per la
solidarietà e i diritti sociali” [A Sociology Without Borders Against Social Inequities, for Solidarity
and Social Rights] in CORRADI L. and PEROCCO F. (eds.), Sociologia e globalizzazione,
Mimesis, Milano 2007, pp. 13-20.

– “Globalizzazione e salute. Le reti transnazionali di donne” [Globalization and Health. Women’s
Health Trans-national Networks] (with VINGELLI G.) in CORRADI L. and PEROCCO F. (eds.),
Sociologia e Globalizzazione, Mimesis, Milano, 2007, pp.111-130.

– “Scienza, Tecnologia ed oppressione di Genere” [Science, Tecnology and Gender Oppression], in
Locantore F. (a cura di), La distribuzione delle ricchezze [The Distibution of Wealth], Edizioni
Alegre, Roma, 2007, pp. 124-134.
– “Genere, ambiente e rischio: dalla prevenzione alla promozione della salute” [Gender,
Environment and Risk: from Illness Prevention to Health Promotion], in REALE E. (ed) La mente,
il cuore, le braccia. Guida alla salute delle donne [Guide for Women’s Health] National
Commission for Equal Opportunities, Presidency of Ministry Council, Dipartimento per
l’Informazione e l’Editoria, Roma, 2003.

– “Sesso a rischio: la prevenzione dell’Aids” [Sex and Risk: The Prevention of Aids], in REALE E.
(ed) La mente, il cuore, le braccia. Guida alla salute delle donne. [Guide for Women’s Health ]
National Commission for Equal Opportunities, Presidency of Ministry Council, Dipartimento per
l’Informazione e l’Editoria, Roma, 2003.

– “Epidemiologia e prevenzione primaria del tumore al polmone fra le donne italiane”
[Epidemiology and Primary Prevention of Lung Cancer among Italian Women] (with BALLARD
T.), in REALE E. (ed.) Una salute a misura di donna, National Commission for Equal
Opportunities, Dipartimento per l’Informazione e l’Editoria, Roma, 2001.

– “Per una prevenzione dell’Aids gender oriented” [Toward a Gender-oriented Aids Prevention], in
REALE E. (ed.) Una salute a misura di donna, National Commission for Equal Opportunities,
Dipartimento per l’Informazione e l’Editoria, Roma, 2001.

– “Guide Through Health Network Structures” (with HAAFKENS J., HOVELIUS B.,
KAUPPINEN K., LASCH V., MARASCA R., RASKY E., SONNTAG U., VINGELLI G.),
European Women Health Network, German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Seniors, Women
and Youth, Hannover, 2001.

– “Quando il corpo è ambiente. Le cause ambientali del cancro e la prevenzione primaria. Il
movimento per la salute ambientale negli Stati Uniti” [When Body is Environment: the Movement
for Environmental Health in the U.s.], in SPANO I. (ed.) Complessità eco-sistemica e sviluppo
ecosostenibile,Edizioni Sapere, Padova, 2001.

– “Salute e movimenti sociali. La politica del corpo nella lotta contro il cancro fra le donne
americane” [Health and Social Movements. Body Politics in the Struggle Against Cancer Asmong
U.s.Women], in BARAZZETTI D., LECCARDI C. (eds.), Genere e mutamento sociale, Edizioni
Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2001.

– “Feminism of Color Challanges White Sociological Theory and Color-blind Eco-feminism”, in
DEMOS V., TEXLER SEGAL M., An International Feminist Challenge to Theory, Vol. 5, Isa-
International Association of Sociology, Vol. 5, Elsevier Science, Jai press, Oxford 2001.

– “Women and Cancer Activism in Italy” in CORRADI L. (ed.) Country Report on Italian
Women’s Health Network: State of Affairs, Concepts, Approaches, Organizations in the Health
Movement, European Women Health Network, sponsored by the Federal German Ministry for
Family Affairs, Seniors, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), Hanover, 2000.

– “Il movimento delle donne Usa contro il cancro: reti di supporto, leadership e buone pratiche”
[The U.s. Women’s Movement Against Cancer: Support Networks, Leadership and Good
Practices], in Hannah Arendt School (ed.), Sanità: quando le donne fanno differenza [Health: When
Women Make the Difference] Edizioni Prospecta, Ancona, 1999.

– “Le città just-in-time. Per una critica del tempo neoliberale” [Just-in-time Cities. A Critique of
Neo-liberal Time] in PAOLUCCI G. (ed.) La città macchina del tempo [The City as a Time
Machine], Franco Angeli, Milano 1998.

ESSAYS IN JOURNALS

– “Speciale Jin Jiyan Azadì - Dove le donne vivono libere. L’esperienza femminista delle donne
curde nella Federazione Rojava” in Leggendaria N. 116, maggio 2016, pp. 43-56.

– "Il risveglio della terra" in Inchiesta, luglio-settembre 2016, n. 193 pp. 85-96.

– “Dialoghi sulla Cina. Le fabbriche dormitorio che lavorano per la Apple” With Ferruccio
Gambino and Devi Sacchetto, in Inchiesta, 15 settembre 2015 http://www.inchiestaonline.it/libri-e-
librerie/laura-corradi-dialoghi-sulla-cina-con-devi-sacchetto-e-ferruccio-gambino/

– “Cybernaute critiche, ecologiste antagoniste e femministe di ultima generazione” [Last generation
femminist, radical ecologist and critical cybernauts] Leggere Donna N° 165, 2014

– “La melanconia delle società eterosessiste. Una lettura sociologica de La vita psichica del potere
in Judy Butler” [The Melancholy of Heterosexist Societies. A Sociological Reading of The Psychic
Life of Power by Judith Butler] Leggendaria, Novembre 2014, pp. 54-56.

– “Dialoghi femministi sulla violenza delle immagini”[Feminist Dialogues on the Violence of
Images], (with Vittoria Tola), M@gm@ Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Umane e Sociali, vol 12,
n.1, gennaio-aprile 2014.

– “L’acqua manda messaggi“[Messages from the Water] Verde Ambiente, luglio/Ottobre 2014, pp
11-12.

– “Storie di bimbe, fate e guerriere” [Sories of girls, fairies and female warriors] Leggere Donna N°
161, 2013

– “Feminist semiotics. Puor une sociologie politique du cul feminin dans les publicites italiennes”,
Metiers service, Nouvelles questions feministes, Vol 31, N 2/2012, ANTIPODES

– “State Racism and Popular Feelings”, (book-essay), Razzismo di Stato, Historical Materialism,
2012, Vol. 20, n. 4, pp. 226-239.

– “Fragilizzazione delle componenti socio-strutturali e nuove vulnerabilità sociali” [The
Fragilization of Socio-structural Components and New Social Vulnerabilities], La Rivista di
Servizio Sociale, Anno LII, n. 1, 2012, pp. 9-10.

– “Italian Universities for Sale”, Global Dialogue, Vol. 2, n. 5, 2012, pp. 28-29.

– “Ricerca-azione e Liberation Research nel contesto dei conflitti ambientali per la salute e i beni
comuni” [Research Action and Liberation Research in the Context of Environmental Conflicts
around Health and Common Goods], Partecipazione e conflitto, Anno V, n. 2, 2012, pp. 54-78.

– “Le Divinità, le donne e gli animali” [Women, Animals and the Divine], (Book-review di
L’ardore di Roberto Calasso), Leggendaria, 2012, vol. 16, n.92.

– “In Italy, Healthy Life expectancy drop dramatically, from 2004 to 2005 there was a 9 years drop
in HLE among newborn girls and the situation appeared to worsen in the following years” (with
GENNARO V. e GHIRGA G.), Italian Journal of Pediatrics, May 18, 2012.

– “Feminist Semiotics. Per una sociologia politica del culo femminile nelle pubblicità italiane”
[Feminist Semiotics. For a Political Sociology of Female’s Bottom in Italian Commercials],
Leggendaria, Year XV, n. 85, 2011, pp. 31-44.

– “Taccuino dall’India delle lotte” [Notebook from India in Struggle], in Corradi L. (ed) “Dossier:
Capire l’India attraverso le sue lotte”, Inchiesta, Year 41, n. 172, April-June 2011, Edizioni Dedalo,
Bari, pp. 66-72.

– “The Body of the Goddess: Women’s Trans-national and Cross-religion Eco-Spiritual Activism”,
Societies without borders, 2011, Vol. 6, n. 3, pp. 330-362.

– “Scienza, salute e ambiente” [Science, Health, and Environment] Marea. Vandana e le altre,
Genova, 2010
– “Dialoghi Femministi. Corpi, Stato, Nazione” (with PIRRI A.) [Feminist Dialogues. Bodies,
States and Nations], Leggendaria, Vol. XIV, n. 83, September 2010, pp. 30-35.

- Black and Red? Paint It Pink! Dell’incontro tra marxismo e anarchismo, a partire dal femminismo
[Merging Marxism and Anarchism from a Feminist Perspective] (with PEDRINI L.) ERRE
Resistenze, Ricerche, Rivoluzioni, 2010 n. 40 pp. 40-43.

– “La solitudine della Gattoparda nella società porno-tutto-il-giorno” [The Londiness of the
Prince/sse in the Hey-day of Porn-society], Leggendaria, 2009, Vol. 12, n. 76.

– “Percorsi ad ostacoli per le donne medico” [Obstacle Race for Women-Physicians] (bookreview),
Leggendaria, 2009, Vol. 75, n. 13, pp.63-65.

– “La metropoli umana. Economia e politica per la qualità della vita nelle città di oggi” [The
Human Metropolis. Politics and Economics for the Quality of Life in Contemporary Cities]
(bookreview), Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, Vol. 2, April-June 2009, p. 378-379.

– “Le femministe dell’Asia del Sud contro l’economia politica della morte” (with SANGAT, South
Asian Network Gender Activist and Trainers) [Feminists in South Asia: Against the Political
Economy of Death], Donna Woman Femme, NuovaSerie, Vol. 79-80, n. 3-4, July-December 2008,
pp. 28-41.

– “Women’s Health Transnational Networks” (with VINGELLI G.), Societies Without Borders,
Vol. 3, n. 2, 2008, pp. 228-247.

– “Il Corpo della Dea” [The Body of The Goddess], Leggere Donna, n. 133, March-April 2008, pp.
22-28.

– “Lettera di una sociologa ad un epidemiologo” [Letter From a Sociologist to an Epidemiologist],
Epidemiologia e Prevenzione, Vol. 32, n. 1, January-February 2008.

– “Arundhati Roy: Il genocidio che verrà. Ascoltando le cavallette” [The Coming Genocide.
Listening to the Grasshoppers (introduction, translation and editing), Leggendaria, Vol. 69, 2008,
pp. 27-37.
– “Terra Madre India. Pensiero e azione dell’Ecofemminismo” [Mother Earth India. Theory and
Practice of Ecofeminism], Zapruder, n. 13, 2007, pp. 40-53.

– “Salute e corpo nelle scienze del servizio sociale” [Health and Body in Social Work Sciences],
Rivista di Servizio Sociale, n. 4, december 2006, pp. 3-32.

– La prostituta globale tra violenza e scelta [Global Prostitution Between Coertion and Choice] La
Nereide, Autunno 2007, Edizioni Ippocrate, Siracusa.

– “Pietro Basso, Modern Times/Ancient Hours. Working Lives in the Twenty-first Century”
(bookreview), Time & Society, Vol. 14, n. 1, Sage, London 2005, pp. 155-160.

– “Integrating Qualitative Methods into Occupational Health Research: a Study of Women Flight
Attendants” (with BALLARD T., LAURIA L., MOZZANTI C., SCARAVELLI G., SGORBISSA
F., ROMITO P., VERDECCHIA A.), Occupational Environmental Medicine, n. 61, Stanford 2004.

– “Genere & Etnia. Sessualità senza etichette” [Gender & Ethnicity. Non Labelling Sexualities] in
Social Press, November 10th, 2002.

– “Genere & Etnia. Antagonismo non-violento: le lotte contadine in India contro Ogm e Wto”
[Gender & Ethnicity. Non-violent Antagonism: farmers’ strugge in India against Gmo and Wto]
Social Press, November 10th, 2002.

– “Death, Fear and Changing Perception of the Body Among Ethnic Cleansing Survivors”,
Psychosocial Notebook, Vol. 2, October, Geneva 2001.

– “Comiso-Kosova, andata e ritorno” [Comiso-Kosova, Round Trip the War Refugees Camp],
Altreragioni, n. 9, Milano, 1999.

– “In ricordo di Primo Moroni” [In Memoriam of Primo Moroni], Altreragioni, n. 8, Milano, 1999.
– “Italiane: donne di colore?” [Italian Women: Women of Color], Mediterranean Review: un mare
di donne, n. 4, Cosenza, 1997.

– “L’internazionale della speranza. Taccuino dal Chiapas” [Notebook from Chiapas], Altreragioni,
n. 6, Milano, 1997.

– The Human Genome Project: Cancer and the GeneStalk, Women’s Cancer Resource Center,
CenterNews, Vol 6, N° 1, 1996

– “Virtual Sex: annunci personali e sesso virtuale nello spazio cibernetico” [Virtual Sex: Personal
Ads in the Cyber-space], Decoder. Rivista Internazionale Underground, n. 10, Milano 1995.

– “Inconclusive By Design. Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Federal Environmental Health Research”
(book-essay), Capitalism, Nature and Socialism (ed. in chief, James O’Connor), Vol. 3, n. 6,
September, Santa Cruz, 1995.

– “Horrendous Death: Health and Well Being – Horrendous Death and Health: Toward Action”
(books essay), Capitalism, Nature and Socialism (ed. in chief, James O’Connor), Vol. 5, n. 2, June,
Santa Cruz, 1994.

– “Dangerous to Your Health. Capitalism in Health Care” (book-essay), Capitalism, Nature and
Socialism (ed. in chief, James O’Connor), Vol. 5, n. 4, December, Santa Cruz, 1994.

– “Red November, Black November. Culture and Community in the Industrial Workers of the
World” (book-revew), Voices In Italian Americana, Vol. 5, n. 1, 1994.

– “Life and Death at Work: Industrial Accidents as a Case of Socially Produced Error”
(bookreview), Capitalism, Nature and Socialism (ed. in chief, James O’Connor), Vol. 4, n. 13,
march, Santa Cruz 1993.

– “Risky Business. Genetic Testing and Exclusionary Practices in the Hazardous Workplace”
(book-review), Society for the Study of Social Problems, Vol. 24, n. 2, Berkeley, 1993.

– “Sexually Explicit Personal Ads As Mass-Media”, SIGOIS (Special Interest Group on Office
Information System), National Center for Supercomputing Application, at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, December, Urbana-Champaign 1993.

– “Per una sociologia della morte e del morire” [For a Sociology of Death and Dying] (part 1),in
Antigone, n. 1, Gennaio, (Part 1); in Antigone n. 2, Aprile-Giugno, (Part 2); in Antigone n. 3,
Luglio-Settembre, (Part 3); in Antigone n. 4, Ottobre-Dicembre, (Part 4), Vol. 5 1993, Ferrara.

– “Entering Another Culture: How the Intercultural Experience Can Be Made More Effective”, in
ROYAL N. (ed.), International Studies Reader, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992.

– “Immigrati neri senza casa a Vicenza” [Homeless Black Immigrants in Vicenza], Il Mese
dell’Economia (ed. in chief, Ilvo Diamanti), May, Vicenza, 1991.

– “Fra immagine e ricordo: la gioventù presso gli anziani” [Between Memories of Yesterday and
Images of Today: Representations of Youth Among the Elderly], Il Mese dell’Economia (ed. in
chief, Ilvo Diamanti), April, Vicenza, 1990.


SEMINARS

“Bisexual Body Politics” Seminar, Queer Summer School Queer Imaginaries. Transitions, Politics,
Intersections, Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca Queer (Cirque), Sicilia Queer Film Fest, Palermo
24 maggio 2017.

“Profili del desiderio e politiche della bisessualità”, Seminari Queer, Centro Interuniversitario di
Ricerca Queer (Cirque), Università di Pisa, 18 maggio 2016.

“Il femminismo in Kurdistan. Dalle milizie contro il Califfato alla Costituzione di Genere nella
Federazione Rojava”, Seminar with Ozelem Tanrikulu (Uiki), Dipartimento Scienze Politiche e
Sociali, Università della Calabria, 4 maggio 2016.

“Classe, Razza, Genere e l’accumulazione delle differenze” seminar with Anna Curcio,
Dipartimento Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università della Calabria, 11 maggio 2016.

“Feminist Semiotics Against Sex and Violence in Commercials”, Joint Research Seminar: Media,
Film and Television, European Languages and Literatures, The University of Auckland, Te
Wānanga Tura Tāngata, Faculty of Arts, March 19th 2015.
“(Hetero)Sexism and Racism in European Commercials”, Seminar, Victoria University of
Wellington, March 23rd 2015. http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fhss/about/events/seminar-heterosexism-
and-racism-in-european-commercials

“(Hetero)Sexism and Racism in European Commercials”, School of Languages and Cultures,
Victoria University of Wellington/, New Zealand, March 23rd 2015.

“Feminist Semiotics Against Sex and Violence in Commercials”, Media Film and Television and
European Languages and Literatures, University of Auckland -Te Whare Wananga o Tanaki
Mataurau, New Zealand, March 19th 2015.

“Intersezioni Femministe: Islam, Genere e Orientamenti Sessuali” [Feminist Intersections: Islam,
Gender and Sexual Orientations] (con Renata Pepicelli, Anna Vanzan, Alberto Ventura) Seminario
Dottorale, Dipartimento Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università della Calabria, 9-11 maggio 2014.

“Guerriglia Semiotica e Sovversioni Queer: la decostruzione dell’eteronorma in pubblicità”
[Semiotic Guerrilla and Queer Subversions: Deconstructing Heteronormativity in Commercials]
Progetto Primavera Queer, Università d’Annunzio, Chieti, 7 maggio 2014.

“How Intersectional and Indigenous Feminist Theory can be Useful for Decolonizing Sociolgy,
Workshop on Reviewing Sociological Theories from Women’s Perspective sponsored by Samruddhi
Foundation, International Sociological Association (Research Committee 10), Gender Studies in the
Indian Sociological Society, University of Mysore, December 26th, 2013.

“Pregiudizi, discriminazioni e solidarietà nei confronti dei/delle Rom”, [Prejudice, Discrimination
and Solidarity towards Roma People] Seminario aperto al pubblico, Aula Caldora, Università della
Calabria, 7 novembre 2012.

“Prospettive di genere su violenza simbolica e stereotipi mediatici” [Gender Perspectives on
Symbolic Violence and Media Stereotyping], Progetto S.E.R.A. Servizi Essenziali per una Rete
Antiviolenza nel Lametino [Project for Anti-violence Network], Lamezia Terme, May 25-26, 2012.

“Sociologia del corpo femminile nella pubblicità” [Sociology of Women's Body in Commercials],
Istituto Romanazzi, Bari, March 8, 2012.

“Giù le mani dal nostro corpo. I gruppi di giovani donne contro le pubblicità offensive” [Hands Off
Our Body: Young Women's Groups Against Offensive Commercials], Università degli studi di Bari
“Aldo Moro”, March 8, 2012.

“Young feminist reaction to sexist, racist and violent commercials in the West”, University of
Calcutta, October 29, 2011.

“The political sociology of women’s body in western commercials”, University of Calcutta,
October 28, 2011.

"Feminist Semiotics. Per una sociologia politica del culo femminile nelle pubblicità italiane",
Summer School Befree, Università Roma 3, Velletri, August 28 - September 4, 2011.
"Global Health & Environment", Summer School Global Health & Migration, Università di
Bologna, July 11-23, 2011.

“Per una sociologia politica del corpo femminile nelle pubblicità” [For a Political Sociology of
Women's Body in Commercials], Università di Milano, Abcd-Bicocca, June 21, 2011.

“Per una sociologia politica del corpo femminile” [For a Political Sociology of Women's Body],
Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Venezia, Cà Foscari, May 23,
2011.

“Gender Perspectives on Media, Communication Technologies, and Urban Spaces” Jawaharlal
Nehru University, International Women’s Day, New Delhi, March 8, 2011.

“Health, Environment and Gender Intersections”, Center for the Study of Regional Development,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, March 7, 2011.

“Health, Environment and Gender Intersections”; Sociology Department, University of Calcutta,
India, February 2011.

“The Improper Use of Women’s Body in Commercials. A Research Action” International Center,
Environmental Studies, Center for Women’s Studies, University of Mysore, India, January 2011.

“Globalization and Women’s Movements; A Gender Perspecitvie on Migration; The Intersection
between Racism and Sexism and Feminist Methodology of Participatory Research-Action”,
Seminars, Institut fur Soziologie, Freien Universitat, Berlin, April 8-14, 2010.

“Methodology of Action Research on Women and Reproductive Health”, Faculty of Nursing
Science, Medical School, Shahid Beheshti University, Teheran, Islamic Republic of Iran, April-
May 2009.

“Women, Health and Environment”, Seminar and Workshops, Bija Vidyapeeth International Center
for Learning, Research Foundation for Science Technology and Ecology, Dehradun, India, April-
May 2008.

“Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse on Minors” Seminar, International Master “Social Welfare
for Families”, Università di Parma, September 10-12, 2007.

Key note speaker in International Meeting “Hiv-Aids, Realtà globale e prospettive di prevenzione”,
[Hiv-Aids, Global Situation and Prevention Perspectives] Aula Magna, Università della Calabria,
June 21, 2007.

“Lavoro domestico e manutenzione del corpo malato” [Domestic Work and the Sick Body
Mantenance], Italian Association of Sociology Thematic Seminar on, “Produrre cura e salute in
ambito domestico” [Caring and Health in Domestic Settings], Ancona Politecnico, May 2007.

“I fondamenti sociali della salute e della malattia: le variabili di genere, classe, etnia, cultura,
religione, orientamento sessuale, collocazione geografica” [Social Foundations of Health and
Illness. Variables of Class, Gender, Ethnicity, Culture, Religion, Sexual Orientation and
Geography], Doctorial Seminar, Ph.D. School in “Epidemiology and Social Inequities in Health”,
Ancona Politecnico, May 2007.

“Capitalism and Patriarchy”, Seminar with Maria Mies, Master on Immigration, Università di
Venezia, Cà Foscari, 2006/2007.

“Per i diritti umani in Palestina: terra, lavoro, libertà. Parlano i docenti israeliani del movimento per
la pace” [For Human Rights in Palestin: Land, Work and Dignity. Israeli Faculties Active for Peace
Speak up], Iter-disciplinary Seminar, Political Science, Università della Calabria, 2006/2007.

“Sociologia delle sessualità” [Sociology of Sexualities], Master in “Welfare State e Cittadinanza:
gay, lesbiche, bisex, trans (GLBT)” [Welfare State and Citizenship for Gay, Lesbian, Bisex and
Trans], Università di Bologna, 2006/2007.

“Le donne nelle organizzazioni sanitarie e le associazioni di donne per la salute” [Women in Health
Care Organizations and Associations of Women for Health], Seminar Master “Gender and
Organization”, Sociology, Università di Trento, 2005/2006.

“Health and Poverty”, Graduate Seminar, Howard University, Washington DC, 2005/2006.

“Lavoro per il mercato e mercato di cura” [Care Work between Home and Market], Conference
sponsored by Ministry of Equal Opportunities and Università della Calabria, 2005/2006.

“Vita Quotidiana e Diritti nei Campi Profughi Palestinesi del Libano” [Everyday Life and Rights in
Refugees Camps, Lebanon], Iter-disciplinary Seminar, Political Science, Università della Calabria –
Krotone, 2004/2005.

“Lavoro di cura e lavoro per sé” [Caring for Others, Caring for Oneself], Conference sponsored by
Ministry of Equal Opportunities and Università della Calabria, 2004/2005.

“Genere e migrazioni: le migranti in Italia” [Gender and Migrations], “Migranti e salute in
prospettiva globale” [Migrants and Health in a Global Perspective] Seminars in the Master on
Immigration, Università di Venezia, Cà Foscari, 2001/2002.

“La sociologia dell’economia e il turismo” [Sociology of Economy Tourism], “Sociologia del
lavoro al Sud” [Sociology of Work in the South], “La sociologia della comunicazione verbale e non
verbale” [Sociology of Verbal and Non-verbal Comunication] Seminars in the Master on Tourism
Management, Calabria, 2000/2001.

“Il lavoro di assistenza sociale e prima accoglienza in un campo profughi di guerra nella Sicilia
sudorientale” [Social Work in a Refugees Camp in South-east Sicily], Seminar, Sociology of Work,
Prof. Ferruccio Gambino, Università di Padova, 1999/2000.

“La Sociologia del tempo” [The Sociology of Time], Seminar, General Sociology, Dr.Donatella
Barazzetti, Università della Calabria, 1997/1998.

“La Sociologia della famiglia nelle teorie dei classici Europei” [Sociology of the Family in the
European Classic Theory] Seminar, General Sociology, Prof. Enzo Pace, Università della Calabria,
1996/1997.

“I movimenti anti-sistemici nei paesi in via di sotto-sviluppo. La leadership delle donne indigene
nel Chiapas messicano” [Anti-Systemic Social Movements in Under- Developing Countries and the
Indigenous Women Leadership in Chiapas, Mexico], Seminar, Sociology of the Development, Dr.
Mariola Mandolini, Università della Calabria, 1996/1997.

“Leadership Training” & “Conflict Resolution”, Interactive seminars, Cowell Health Center,
University of California Santa Cruz, 1995/1996.
“Genetics Versus Environment: Conflicting Discourses in Cancer Etiology”, Seminar Sociology of
Health and Medicine, Guest Dr. Libby Wheatley, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994/1995.

“Preparation for International Studies” Seminar, Merril College Field Program, Guest Dr. Nick
Royal, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992/1993.

“Women in the Workforce in Italy” Seminar, Cowell College, Dr. Peggy Kidney, University of
California, Santa Cruz, 1992/1993.

“Cross Cultural Teaching and Training”, Seminar, Merril College Field Program, Guest Dr. Nick
Royal, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991/1992.

“The Debate On Bisexual Identities and Behaviors” Seminar, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Guest Dr.
Wayne Mellinger, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991/1992.

“I servizi di prevenzione ed igiene sul lavoro in Italia. Una ricerca sugli Spisal” [Prevention and
Safety in the Italian Workplace. A Qualitative Research on Public \Services] Seminar, Sociology of
Work, Prof. Ferruccio Gambino, Università di Padova, 1990/1991.

“Percezione del tempo di vita e di lavoro, e salute psico-fisica delle operaie turniste” [Perception of
Time, Everyday Life and Psycho-physical Health Among Women Shift-workers] Seminar,
Sociology of Work, Prof. Ferruccio Gambino, Università di Padova, 1988/1989.

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTED PAPERS

Chair “Sexualities” Panel, at First CIRQUE Conference What’s New in Queer Studies? Department
of Human Sciences, L’Aquila University, 31st March-2 April 2017.

“Why Bisexuality is Queer”, at First CIRQUE Conference What’s New in Queer Studies?
Department of Human Sciences, L’Aquila University, 31st March-2 April 2017.

Chair, "Gender, Law, and the Courts: Local and Global Struggles Against Violence" The Futures We
Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, 3rd International Association of
Sociology Forum, Vienna, July 10-14, 2016.

Co-Chair, "Human Trafficking: The Labour and Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children",
International Association of Sociology, The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles
for a Better World, 3rd International Association of Sociology Forum, Vienna, July 10-14, 2016.

 “Corpo e ambiente”, in Students’ Conference Tutela della salute ambientale e della sicurezza
alimentare, Aula Magna Liceo Scientifico-ITE "Guarasci", Osservatorio Nazionale Amianto,
Rogliano (Cs), 13 febbraio 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5kZqwAxMX0

“Il rapporto tra salute e ambiente”, in Conferenza La gestione dei rifiuti nel rispetto dell'ambiente,
Aula Magna IPSIA "Marconi", Osservatorio Nazionale Amianto, Cosenza, 23 febbraio 2016

"Amianto: rischi per la salute, prevenzione e ruolo delle istituzioni" Aula Magna IPSIA,
Osservatorio Nazionale Amianto, 26 febbraio, 2016, Montalto Uffugo (Cs)
“Problemi di salute nella gravidanza per altri” with Francesca Izzo and Antonella Crescenzi, La
maternità surrogata: quali idee di dignità e di libertà sono in gioco, Festival del Diritto, Piacenza,
23-25 september 2016.

“Il silenzio della terra. Decolonizzare la sociologia a partire dai luoghi” Borderscapes, Centro
Studi Postcoloniali e di Genere, Università L’Orientale, Napoli, 12 November 2015.


(with Valerio Gennaro and Giovanni Ghirga), “In Italia persiste la riduzione della Speranza di Vita
SANA (HLE), evidenze ed omissioni (periodo 2004-2011)” [A persistent reduction of Healthy life
Expectancy (HLE) in Italy], Associazione Italiana di Epidemiologia, Conferenza del Network
ERAENVHEALTH, Roma, 2-3 dicembre 2013.

Special lecture “Western Commercial’s Control Over Collective Immagination: Improper
Representations of Sex & Gender and Neocolonial Attitudes. The Strategy of Monitoring Agencies
to Promote Cultural Change and Pride”, International Conference and Graduate Colloquium on
Social Science Research, Issues, Challenges and Strategies, Institute of Public Enterprise, IPE,
University of Hyderabad, January 11-13, 2013.

“The Role of Women in a De-centralized Participative Democracy”, International Conference
Democratic Decentralisation and People’s Participation, Kerala Institute of Local Administration,
Kila Campus, 20-23 December 2012.

 “Race, Class, Gender, Ageism and Hetero-normativity in Western Commercials: Old and new
forms of Feminist Semiotic Activism”, 2nd ISA Forum of Sociology Social Justice &
Democratization, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 4th, 2012.

(Joint Session Organizer RC32 e RC23) “Gender, Science and Technology: Post-colonial and
Feminist perspectives”, 2nd ISA Forum of Sociology Social Justice & Democratization, Buenos
Aires, Argentina, August 2nd, 2012.

“Sex and Violence in Commercials: Freedom of Expression or Symbolic Aggression?”, 2nd ISA
Forum of Sociology Social Justice & Democratization, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 1st, 2012.

“Poverty as Environment”, conference Social Work and Poverty in Europe and in the United States
Arcavacata Campus - University of Calabria May 6-11, 2012.

Valedictory session, International seminar on “Meeting Youth in the 21st Century CANADA and
INDIA: Youth work, Young people and Youth policy”, Department of Sociology, University of
Calcutta, November 29, 2011.

"The Sexualization of Young Girls' Bodies in Commercials" Social Relations in Turbulent Times,
European Sociological Association Conference, University of Geneva, September 7-10, 2011.

"Hands Off Our Bodies. Third Wave Feminism and Semiotic Guerrilla Against Offensive
Commercials in Europe", Social Relations in Turbulent Times, European Sociological Association
Conference, University of Geneva, September 7-10, 2011.

"Improper Use of Women’s Bodies in Commercials: A Research Action", Women's Worlds
Congress, University of Ottawa Gatineau, July 3-7, 2011.
"Images of Women's Bodies in the Media in India, Iran, Italy", Women's Worlds Congress,
University of Ottawa Gatineau, July 3-7, 2011.

“On the Encounter between Anarchism and Marxism in a Feminist Perspective” (with Chiara
Bottici), Historical Materialism 2011 Conference, The New School for Social Research, New York,
May 7, 2011.

“Black, Red, Pink and Green: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges” The Anarchist Turn
Conference, Philosophy Department, The New School for Social Research, New York, May 5,
2011.

Co-Chair (with Indira Ramarao), “Gender, Education and Reproductive Choices: A Cross Cultural
Perspective”) Joint Session RC 23 – RC 41, XXVII ISA World Congress of Sociology,
Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11-17, 2010.

“Il sogno femminile della guarigione e della differenza” [Women's Dreams of Healing and
Difference] e “Cancro, la scuola delle donne, Progetto Amazzone”, [Cancer Women School -
Amazon Project] Villa Basile, Palermo, October 9-10, 2009.

“Donne, Prevenzione Globale, Sviluppo Sostenibile”; [Women, Global Prevention, Sustainable
Development] e “Corpo, Tempo, Scienza” [Body, Time and Science] al Convegno “Le dimore del
tempo nel mito e nella cellula”, Progetto Amazzone, Palazzo Steri, Palermo, October 17-22, 2008.

“Le reti di donne per la salute” [Women’s Health Networks], International Meeting AIS - Salute Il
futuro dei sistemi sanitari fra governance e cittadinanza attiva [The Future of Health Systems,
between Governance and Active Citizenship], Università di Pisa, October 24-25, 2008.

“Io e la mia Dea. Gruppi di spiritualità femminile e militanza Internet” [My Goddess and I.
Feminist Spirituality Groups and Internet Activism], National Meeting AIS-PIC Oltre
l’individualismo. Rileggere il legame sociale tra nuova cultura e nuovi media [Beyond
Individualism. Re-reading Social Ties Between New Cultures and New Media], Università Milano
Bicocca, October 16-17, 2008.

“Feminist Research Action on Health and Environment”, 1st Isa Forum of Sociology, RC32 Women
in society, Barcellona, September 5-8, 2008.

“Privatization and the Worsening of Health Systems. Indicators of Class and SES” 1st Isa Forum of
Sociology, WG03 Social Indicators of Health, Barcellona, September 5-8, 2008.

“Simmel, Tuiav e la salute nell’ambiente metropolitano”[Simmel, Tuiav and Health in the
Metropolitan Environment], National Conference Georg Simmel. Sociologia cent’anni dopo [Georg
Simmel, Sociology a Hundred Years Later], Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione, Università di
Roma Tre, Associazione Italiana di Sociologia, June 5-7, 2008.

“Diritti umani e politiche pubbliche: come garantire le donne con disabilità”, [Human Rights and
Public Policies. How to guarantee women with disabilities] Meeting Disabled People International
– Project Lighthouse - Daphne, Donne, disabilità e salute: riflessioni su violenza e tutela dei diritti
umani [Women, Disability and Health: Reflecting on Violence and Human Rights] Salerno,
December 14-15, 2007.

Introductory Paper “La prevenzione primaria delle malattie sessualmente trasmissibili” [Primary
Prevention of Stds], Conference Aids ieri oggi domani no, [Hiv-aids Yesterday, Today - Not
Tomorrow], Montalto Uffugo, Cosenza, December 1, 2007.

“Dalla violenza domestica all’omicidio. Una ricerca qualitativa nell’area romana” [From Domestic
Violence to Homicide. A Qualitative Research in the Roman Area], Meeting La violenza contro le
donne: teorie, ricerca, servizi di aiuto [Violence Against Women: Theories, Research and
Services], Lumsa University, Roma, October 18, 2007.

“Le Nuove Amazzoni” [New Amazons], lectures at the Centro Amazzone, Palermo, September 19-
20, 2007.

“Sociologia e Globalizzazione”, [Sociology and Globalization], Università di Urbino, September
13, 2007.

“Etica femminista e relazioni di potere fra donne” [Feminist Ethics and Power Relations Among
Women] National Conference Genere e potere. Per una rifondazione delle scienze umane [Gender
and Power. For the Re-foundation of Human Sciences], Ministry of Equal Opportunities, Università
La Sapienza, Roma, May 4-5, 2007.

Chair of the Session “Movimenti per la salute ed associazionismo delle persone malate” [Social
Movements for Health and Associations of People with Illness], International Conference on Social
Sciences and Health in the XXI Century: New Trends, Old Dilemmas, Università di Bologna in
Forlì, April 19-21, 2007.

“Teaching Diversities. The Category of Sexual Preferences in Social Workers’ Educational
Training”, International Conference Social Work 2007: Social Change and Social Professions,
Università di Parma, March 15-17, 2007.

“I rischi per la salute nelle nuove tecnologie riproduttive: un’arena contesa di significati” [Risks for
Health in New Reproductive Technologies: a Contested Arena of Meaning], Italian Association of
Sociology Annual Conference Common Sense and Construction of Reality Political Science,
Università di Perugia, December 14-15, 2006.

“Le nuove tecnologie e l’oppressione di genere” [New Technologies and Gender Oppression],
Università di Urbino, December 8-10, 2006.

“Studiare gli effetti delle disuguaglianze sociali su salute e malattia a livello globale” [How to
Globally Study the Effects of Social Ineqlities on Health], International Meeting on Salute e
disuguaglianze sociali, [Health and Social Inequities], Italian Association of Health and Medicine,
Pescara, November 23-25, 2006.

“Leadership ed empowerment”, presentation at the National Meeting Donne e Politica [Women and
Politic] with Ministry of Equal Opportunities, Deputees Chamber, Roma, November 21-22, 2006.

Coordinator of the National Conference “Sociologia e globalizzazione” [Sociology and
Globalization], sponsored by Sociologists Without Border and Italian Association of Sociology,
Università di Roma Tre, September 26, 2006.

“How Do We Define Reproductive Rights?”, International Sociology Association (RC32) World
Conference, University of South Africa (Unisa), Durban, July 27, 2006.
Chair of the Session “Health and Environment”, International Sociology Association (RC15) World
Conference, University of South Africa (Unisa), Durban, July 26, 2006.

“The Body of the Goddess. Women and Spiritual Activism”, International Sociology Association,
(Joint session RC22-WG03) World Conference, University of South Africa (Unisa), Durban, July
24, 2006.

“Death, Fear and Changing Perception of the Body Among Ethnic Cleansing Survivors” in The
Body in the Social Sciences. Memory in Action. The Role of Memories in Social Change
International Sociological Association Conference (WG 03), Università La Sapienza, Roma, July
12-14, 2005.

“Class, Race/Ethnicity, Gender in Cancer Etiology and Primary Prevention” at the International
Forum for Social Sciences and Health: Health Challenges of the Third Millenium, Yeditepe
University, Istanbul, August 21-26, 2005.

“Culture and Nature: Feminism of Color Challanges White Sociological Theory”, Women in
Society, (RC 32) International Sociological Association, Montreal, Summer 1998.

“Mediterranean Women’s Identity, Cooperation and Conflict”, International Conference
Empowering Arab women through a network of documentation, information centers on women’s
rights in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, Aidos (Italian Association for Women in
Development), Cagliari, November 5-6, 1997.

“La prevencion del cancer para las mujeras indigenas”, Conferencia sobre la salud indigena,
Instituto de la Mujer Maya, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, August-September 1996.

“A Research on the Zapatista Insurgence in Chiapas, Mexico”, Institute on Global Conflict and
Cooperation (IGCC), University of California Santa Cruz, Cowell College, November 13, 1995.

Chair of the Session “International Sites of Production”, 9th Graduate Student Cultural Studies
Conference, Performing Cultural Studies/Scening Cultural Practices, Oaks College, University of
California, Santa Cruz, April 21-23, 1995.

“Against Environmental Cancer: Women Survivors, People of Color, and Scientists/Activists”,
Southern Sociological Society (SSS) Annual Meeting Sociologists and Social Activism, Atlanta,
April 7-9, 1995.

“Italian/Americans and African/Americans: Jungle Fever?”, American Italian Historical
Association (AIHA), 27th Annual Conference Through the Looking Glass: Italians and
Italian/Americans in the Media, Chicago, November 10-12, 1994.

“Dark Skinned Others and Black Music: From the Drumming of Tammuriata Nera to the Italian
Rap”, (AIHA) American Italian Historical Association, 27th Annual Conference Through the
Looking Glass: Italians and Italian/Americans in the Media, Chicago, November 10-12, 1994.

“Women, Cancer Activism, and the Environmental Issue”, VIII Women’s Studies Conference
Women in the Arts and Sciences, Western Kentucky University, September 23-24, 1994.

“Cuba: AIDS Sanatorium and Gay Condition”, Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
Annual Meeting Health Policies and Health Services: International Perspectives Session, August 4-
6, 1994.

“Women, Cancer Activism and the Environmental Issue”, Society for the Study of Social Problems
(SSSP) Annual Meeting Environment and Technology Session, Los Angeles, August 4-6, 1994.

“Controversial Issues in Cancer Causation (Including the Possible Role of Mammography),”
Conference, Planned Parenthood Education Centre, Santa Cruz, California, June 1, 1994.

“The Cuban Experience: Voices From the AIDS Sanatorium”, Pacific Sociological Association
(PSA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 14-17, 1994.

 “Sisters of Different Generations. The Italian Women Community in San Francisco” (with Marta
Baldocchi), American-Italian Historical Association (AIHA) Annual Conference Italian American
in a Multicultural Society, New York, November 11-13, 1993.

“From the Factory-Production Line to the University-Production of Knowledge”, VII Women’s
Studies Conference, Western Kentucky University, September 24-26, 1993.

Discussant of the movie “Troubled Harvests”, VII Women's Studies Conference, Western Kentucky
University, September 24-26, 1993.

“When Night Becomes Day: Italian Women, Nightshift Work and Oppositional Dreams”, Society
for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Annual Meeting Gender session, Miami, Florida, August
1993.

“The African-Italian Labor Force”, Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Annual
Meeting Immigration session, Miami, Florida, August 1993.

“Women, Nightshift Work, and Subjective Resistance to the Colonization of Time”, American
Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting Round Table Gendered and Cultural Attitudes
About Work and Professions, Miami, Florida, August 1993.

“The Sociology of Sexualities”, American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting,
Gender and Theories of Sexuality Session, Miami, Florida, August 1993.

“Sexually Explicit Personal Ads as Mass Media”, NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing
Application) Computing for the Social Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May
18-21, 1993.

“Seclusion and Integration: on the African Labor Force Migrated in Italy”, IRAS Project
International Studies Dept., University of California at Berkeley, May 7, 1993.
“Italian Women and the Third Shift” Women's Center, University of California, Santa Cruz, May
20, 1993.

“The Bisexual Woman”, American Studies, Inside and Out Conference, University of Minnesota,
April 15-17, 1993.

“Women, Nightshift Work, and Health”, Center for Research on Women and Gender, Conference
Reframing Women’s Health: Multidisciplinary Research and Practice, University of Illinois,
Chicago, October 15-17, 1992.
Chair of the Section “Women and Work”, VI Annual Women’s Studies Conference, Western
Kentucky University, September 24-26, 1992.

“When Night Is Day: A New Crossroad Between Class and Gender”, VI Annual Women’s Studies
Conference, Western Kentucky University, September 24-26, 1992.

 “Stories of Italian Women Between Work and Family. A debate Around Equal Opportunities and
Gender Differences,” Women’s Round Table, Italian Educational Centre, San Francisco, May 7,
1992.

“The Political Economy of Sexually Explicit Personal Ads” (with Susanna Goldenstein and
Michelle Merril) Pacific Sociological Association Conference, Oakland, California, April 19-21,
1992.

“Elements For A Theory of Bisexuality”, Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Conference, Unit for Criticism
and Interpretative Theory, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, April 2-4, 1992.

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

2015-2019 “Leading Innovative Measures to Achieve Gender Balance in Research Activities –
Libra”, Project H2020-GERI-2014-1, European Commission G.A. No. 665937. Coordinator
Isabelle Vernos (CRG/Centre for Genomic Regulation)
2014-2017 “Transforming Institutions by Gendering Content and Gaining Equality in Research –
Trigger”, Dipartimento Pari Opportunity, Presidenza Consiglio Ministri (Italy) FP7 Project Science
in Society, European Commission G.A. N. 611034. Director Giovanna Declich (Asdo)
2014-2015 Aboriginal Epistemology and Indigenous Knowledge, Individual research project,
Department of Sociology, University of Sydney.
2013-2015 “Qualitative Research Study on Discrimination Dynamics in the CM/ID sector,
European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Director Marina Cacace
(Asdo)

2012-2014 Team member, research, project “Information and Sensitization for Public Operators”
National Operative Plan on Governance and Systemic Actions, European Structural Founding,
Equal Opportunities and Non-discrimination, Unar (National Office for Anti-discrimination and
Racism); ISTISSS (Institute for the Study of Social Services. National Coordinator: Anna Maria
D’Ottavi.

2011-2012 Team member, research project of national interest “What Federalism is changing?
Governance and the quality of Social Policies in four regions of the South of Italy”, National
Coordinator, Prof. Pietro Fantozzi, Sociology Dept. University of Calabria.

2010/2012 Coordinator of Research Project on "The Improper Use of Women's Body in
Commercials and in the Media. A Participatory Research-Action ("Specchio delle sue brame.
Classe, razza, genere, età ed etero sessismo nelle pubblicità” [Mirror of His Wall. Class, Race,
Gender, Age, Heterosexism in Commercials], 2012; "Feminist Semiotics. Per una sociologia
politica del culo femminile nelle pubblicità italiane" [For a Political Sociology of Female's Bottom
in Italian Commercials], 2011).

2007/2009 Coordinator of Research Project on “Social Movements for Health. Self Help and
Mutual Aid for People with Illness and Victims of Violence”, Ministry of University and Scientific
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