Sociologist of gender, ethnicity and migration

I am currently Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Global Governance Programme, where I research Evangelical migrants in Southern Europe, through the project Migrant Christianity. Migration, Religion and Work in Comparative Perspective: Evangelical ‘ethnic churches’ in Southern Europe (please see Research & Projects section).

I hold a permanent position as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow, UK, and I am an associated member of CRRESPA/GTM Genre Travail Mobilités (research centre on Gender Work and Mobilities), CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research), Paris, France.

Since 2001 I have carried out ethnographic comparative research work on migrant domestic/care workers in Italy and France.

Since 2010 I have researched gender relations in anti-immigration activism in Europe (European Research Council Starting Grant, Gendering activism in populist radical right parties. A comparative study of women’s and men’s participation in the Northern League (Italy) and the National Front (France), 2012-2014’).

My publications include Genre, migrations et emplois de care en France et en Italie. Construction de la non qualification et de l’altérité ethnique (Gender, Migration and Care Labour in France and Italy. The Social Construction of Skill and Cultural Otherness), 2013, Paris: Éditions Pétra, and Migration, Masculinities and Reproductive Labour. Men of the Home, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, with E. Gallo, 2016. My publications on the issue of gendered migration, migrant care labour, the intersections of gender and ethnicity, and of gender in the populist radical right have appeared on Sociology, Feminist Review, Men and Masculinities, West European Politics and Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa.

I hold the French Qualification nationale (Professeur des Universités, section 19, Sociologie), CNU Conseil National des Universités as well as the Italian Abilitazione nazionale 14/D1 - Sociologia dei processi economici, del lavoro, dell'ambiente e del territorio (fascia II).

You can find further information on my work on my University of Glasgow webpage, on my page, on my page and on my Google Scholar page.

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Research topics

Gender and migration, ethnicity, racism
Religion and migration, Evangelical migrants in Europe
Care work, migrant domestic labour
Gender and anti-immigration activism, women in populist radical right parties