The lines of research around which my current scientific production is articulated are oriented in three main directions. The first area of interest lies in the debate on shifting social-spatial urban inequalities, paying specific attention to the intersecting processes of gentrification and financialization. The second line of research explores the construction of difference in everyday life experiences, with a focus on urban multicultural relationships, second generation migrants, globalization processes and new media technologies. The third research area investigates how the theoretical and methodological union of ethnography, visual methods and participatory approaches can contribute to praxis for more democratic urbanization and public outreach with non-academic actors.

Parallel to academia, her work conducted as an urban social policy expert for the City of Milan (to develop second generation migrants’ pathways of social inclusion), and for Lombardy Region (to design a territorial policy agenda for young people in a time of crisis), provided her with an opportunity to develop and evaluate social policies that increase access to economic opportunity for women and minority populations, as well as those that manage economic and social risks. When in December 2015 she was recommended by the Mayor of Milan to edit a book based on such experience she finally embraced with considerable enthusiasm the challenge to promote effective communication of urban policies and programs seeking ground-breaking initiatives for the development of good-governance models.

In addition to several publications in journals and edited volumes, I have produced different documentaries based on my ethnographic work: “A-way from Paolo Sarpi”, the Ethnographic Documentary from the Milan’s Chinatown has been screened during the American Sociological Association Conference of Denver, USA, in 2012.

Video recording on the High Line in Manhattan (c) 2012

Video recording on the High Line in Manhattan (c) 2012

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