Research

Current research interests

Constructions of race and gender in colonialisms and postcolonial situations

Fears of disaster and white fantasies in the War on Terror

Cultural studies and Visual studies

Constructions of Otherness-as-monstrosity in the War on Terror

Research Projects

2019 - 2020 - "R&R.PASPRES Racism and Radicalization. Past and Present ", coordinated by Paola Persano (Associate professor at SPOCRI/Dipartimento di Scienze politiche, della comunicazione e delle relazioni internazionali, UNIMC, sponsored by University of Macerata.

2018-07-15 - 2021-07-14 - "(De)OTHERING: Deconstructing Risk and Otherness: hegemonic scripts and counter-narratives on migrants/refugees and 'internal Others' in Portuguese and European mediascapes", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by FCT.
    Project Partnership:
              - Silvia Roque (coPI)

2013-10 - 2018 - "InteRGRace (Interdisciplinary Research Greoup on Race and Racisms)", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by FISPPA, University of Padova.
    Project Partnership:
              - Vincenza Perilli
              - Tatiana Petrovich Njegosh
              - Annalisa Frisina
              - Daniele Salerno
              - Elisa AG Arfini
              - Alessandro Pes
              - Alessio Surian
              - Valeria Deplano

2010 - 2012 - "Collaborative project Mig@net (www.mignetproject.eu/)", coordinated by prof. Sandro Mezzadra (Bologna unit), University of Bologna, sponsored by EU commission, 7th Frame program (2010-2012). Project Funding: € 1.397.240. .

2008 - 2011 - "Collaborative project GeMIC (www.gemic.eu/)", coordinated by prof. Sandro Mezzadra (Bologna unit), University of Bologna, sponsored by EU commission, 7th Frame program 2008-2011. Project Funding: € 1.019.250 .

2007 - 2010 - "Collaborative project ATACD (http://www.atacd.net/29.html)", coordinated by prof. Sandro Mezzadra (Bologna unit), University of Bologna, sponsored by EU commission, 6th Frame program (2007-2010). Project Funding: € 643.797 (GBP: 549.386).

2006 - 2018 - "[Research associate] Interuniversity European project Nordic colonialism (2004-ongoing) - at Roskilde University, Unity coordinated by Prof Lars Jensen. [http://forskning.ruc.dk/site/en/project s/the-nordic-colonial-mind(6acb1223-d5aa-4de0-a0f3-bfef2e879f34).html]", coordinated by Lars Jensen, sponsored by Nordic Council NOS-HS (www.postkolonial.dk/Welcome).

2005 - 2008 - "Colonialism, Postcolonialism and Political Theory", coordinated by prof. Sandro Mezzadra (Unversity of Bologna), sponsored by Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) through the University of Bologna (ex 60%).

2005 - 2007 - "Italian feminisms", coordinated by profs. Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmiths University, UK) and Jackie M. Andall (formerly from University of Bath, UK) - members of the editorial collectve of Feminist Review (UK), sponsored by Feminist Review (UK).

2005 - 2007 - "Women, citizenship and political participation in Italy ", coordinated by profs. Alisa del Re and Laura balbo (University of Padova), sponsored by University of Padova.

2005 - 2006 - "'Security policies and Gender governance in the Italian cities of Modena and Bologna'. The results of this research project have been published by Carocci (Rome), 2006.", coordinated by profs. Tamar Pitch (University of Perugia, Italy) and Massimo Pavarini (University of Bologna) , sponsored by Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR).

2002 - 2003 - "History and present use of the political concept of 'Western civilization'", coordinated by prof. Tiziano Bonazzi (former head of the Dept. Politica Istituzioni Storia now 'Political studies' at the University of Bologna), sponsored by (ex) Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna.

2001 - 2002 - "Laboratorio di analisi politica", coordinated by prof. Carlo Galli (University of Bologna), sponsored by Istituto Gramsci of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna (IGER) .