Professionalism in the Italian management consulting

I am so proud to announce that the last and most interesting article from my Phd project has been published in the Journal of Professions&Organization today. The article set a case of the Italian Management Consultancy and present four ideal-types of professionals, which presents different but coexisting ways of embodying professionalism in this profession.

The article reprises 55 interviews made in Italy withing different work settings in the field (corporations, small and medium companies, self-employment) showing how discourses on professions change when work settings change. It also shows that previous theorization in the field (corporate professionalism, hybridized professionalism, commercialized professionalism, and organizing professionalism) are effective heuristic tools to understand the fragmentation of this field.

Please access freely the article by clicking on the advance articles section of the journal.

New article online on VINE

In the last week, the Italian online observatory on social policies has published an article on mine, based on the results of the VINe project. The article (in Italian) is entitled “Part-time involontario nel Sud Europa. Una nuova forma di precarietà per le donne?” and it resumes the main results published in the chapter written with M. Leon, published in “Part-Time Work, the new normal?” edited by H. Nicolaisen, H. C. Kavli and R. Steen Jensen for Policy Press.

Enjoy it!

Presenting VINE at DAStU Polimi

In the seminar cycle on Vulnerability and Insecurity organised by Costanzo Ranci (Laboratory of Social Policies), I will be presenting my project MSCA VINE in the frame of the Eccellence Project of DASTtU Department. The seminar will revolve around a theorisation of risk and vulnerability, and its relationship with territorial fragility.

During the presentation, I will show how local studies will benefit from the application of the frame of social vulnerability to study the locally-based impact of new social risks. In particular, I will stress the role of intersectionality to put in evidence the multiplicative disadvantage suffered by women in fragile territories.

VINE at the Sociology Week

I am very proud to announce that my project VINE, financed under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie program of the European Commission, is going to participate to the Sociology Week Festival, which is going to take place in the first week in October.

The event is going to take place in Catania, October 8th 2019. During the seminar, which is going to address a general public I will discuss the results of my project showing the growth of involuntary part-time in Southern Europe among women and its relationships with the increasing economic insecurity of households. See you there!

Qualitative methods in San Salvador

The first week of September, I have been visiting the University of El Salvador invited as guest lecturer of qualitative methods at the Master of Political Science.

The Master is the first activated in this small country that has a difficult past and a present full of hopes. My students are a new generation, deeply involved in the development of their country and they have been enthusiastically learning techniques for investigating social phenomenona by understanding social process occurring in their country.