Gemma Scalise defended her PhD in Sociology at the University of Florence (Italy), with a thesis on the process of creation and diffusion of ideas and narratives of Europe.
Following this, she obtained a position as research assistant at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Florence, in the framework of the European project ‘Active Inclusion and Industrial relations from a multi-level governance perspective (Airmulp)’, funded by the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
Thanks to this comparative research experience, between 2015 and 2016 she conducted three empirical case studies in Spain, France and Sweden and enhanced her knowledge of labour market and welfare regulation. In 2015 she was a visiting scholar at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Since completing her doctoral studies, she has taught several seminars in sociology, comparative social analysis and comparative political economy at both BA and MA levels; in Spring 2017 she was lecturer on the MA in European Studies and International relations at the University of Florence for the Jean Monnet Chair on ‘Social dimension and EU integration’.
During the Max Weber Programme, Gemma intends to pursue her research on the driving policy ideas on the labour market and welfare regulation ‒ which have inspired policy responses to the crisis ‒ and the diverse interpretations and implementations of such paradigms in diverse European countries, which result in different outcomes in terms of ‘inclusive growth’.