Sociologist of gender, ethnicity and migration

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. 

In 2018-2021 I was British Academy Mid-Career fellow (project title: Gender and the populist radical right in Europe) as well as one of the reasearchers in the project BRaVE - Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism and Polarization (EU Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation programme,

Since 2015, I have studied Evangelical migrants in Southern Europe, through the project Migrant Christianity. Migration, Religion and Work in Comparative Perspective: Evangelical ‘ethnic churches’ in Southern Europe (Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship, European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Global Governance Programme, 2015-2018).

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’).

Since 2001 I have carried out ethnographic comparative research work on migrant domestic/care workers (PhD research titled Migrant women and men in domestic service in France and Italy. The social construction of work relations at the intersection of gender, 'race' and class, 2001-2005, funded by French Ministry of Research, Allocation de recherche).

My publications include Migration, Masculinities and Reproductive Labour. Men of the Home, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, with E. Gallo, 2016, and 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. 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, Gender Place and Culture, and Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa.

I hold the French Qualification aux fonctions de Professeur des université, section 19 Sociologie, 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, migrant Evangelical Christianity in Europe
Care work, migrant domestic labour
Gender and activism in populist radical right parties
Violent extremism in France and Italy