I am a sociologist interested in social and gender inequalities, particularly in a comparative perspective. I received a PhD in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento, and I hold a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Glasgow.
Factors influencing intra-household sharing and women’s financial satisfaction in a comparative European context were the focus of my PhD dissertation. It emphasized the role of women’s monetary contributions and their career trajectories as predictors of their well-being, compared to family level predictors, such as civil status and investment in relationships. My dissertation won the departmental award as the best PhD thesis and was published in several journal articles.
In the postdoctoral period, I undertook research and teaching at the University of Trento, Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (Irvapp), and the EUI, which broadened my research and methodological interests from sociology of the family towards research on social stratification. In the past two years, I have worked as a researcher on the eduLIFe project, where I examined how social inequality develops in early childhood and adolescence as a result of diverse educational experiences.
Currently I publish on a range of topics such as intra-household dynamics, educational inequality in childhood, and women in the labour market and education.
I consider teaching a stimulating complement to the academic research, and my teaching experience includes undergraduate courses in social statistics, quantitative methods and empirical analysis.