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Jon Binnie (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Jon Binnie is Reader in Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. He has a BA in Geography from Durham University, and PhD from University College London for this thesis A Geography of Urban Desire: Sexual Culture and the City. He is the author of The Globalization of Sexuality (Sage) and co-author of The Sexual Citizen: Queer Politics and Beyond (Polity) and Pleasure Zones: Bodies, Cities, Spaces (Syracuse University Press). He is also co-editor of Cosmopolitan Urbanism (Routledge) and special issues of Environment and Planning A, Political Geography and Social and Cultural Geography. His research interests focus on the urban and transnational politics of sexualities. His current research projects both conducted with Christian Klesse are concerned with transnational LGBTQ activism in Central and Eastern Europe, and European queer film festivals as activism. He is currently working on a single-authored monograph A Research Agenda for Sexuality and Space for Edward Elgar and a further monograph with Christian Klesse on transnational LGBTQ activism for Manchester University Press.
Dany Carnassale (University of Padua)
Dany Carnassale is a socio-cultural anthropologist and Ph.D. student in Social Sciences at the University of Padua (Italy). His research interests are the construction of non-heteronormative genders and sexualities in West Africa and the migration trajectories of queer African migrants towards Italy.
Dolors Comas d’Argemir (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona)
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona). She has carried out fieldwork in Central Pyrenees in political ecology, changing relations in the family, work systems and gender. She has conducted research about women, work and care, gender violence and media. In between, she has been member of the Catalan Parliament and she participated in the making of several laws related with social issues and media. Her research interest nowadays is about men as caregivers of adult people (long-term care). She has numerous publications about these subjects.
Marco Deriu (University of Parma)
Marco Deriu is Researcher in “Sociology of cultural and communication processes” and Assistant Professor of “Sociology of cultural and communicative processes” and “Sociology of political and environmental communication” at the Department of Arts, Literature, History and Social Studies of the University of Parma (Italy). He is a member of the Italian Degrowth Association and of the National Association Maschile Plurale. He is the author – among others – of the books: La fragilità dei padri. Il disordine simbolico paterno e il confronto con i figli adolescenti, Unicopli, Milano, 2004; Dizionario critico delle nuove guerre, Emi, Bologna, 2005; Sguardi stranieri sulla “nostra” città, (with Parma per gli altri), Battei, Parma, 2015. He edited – among others – the volumes: Gregory Bateson, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2000; Il dolce avvenire. Esercizi di immaginazione radicale del presente, Diabasis, Reggio Emilia, 2009 (with A. Bosi and V. Pellegrino); Il futuro nel quotidiano. Studi sociologici sulla capacità di aspirare, Egea, Milano, 2012 (with O. de Leonardis); Davide e Golia. La primavera delle economie diverse, Jaca Book, Milano, 2013 (with L. Bertell, A. De Vita, G. Gosetti). He also edited the two reports: Anche gli uomini possono cambiare. Il percorso del centro LDV di Modena, Regione Emilia Romagna, Bologna, 2012; Il continente sconosciuto. Gli uomini e la violenza maschile, Regione Emilia Romagna, Bologna, 2012.
Calogero Giametta (Birkbeck College, London)
Calogero Giametta is a sociologist and visiting research fellow at Birkbeck College, London. His research to date has examined the lived experiences of gender and sexual minority refugees and on the discourses linking the politics of sexuality and the refugee granting process in the UK. He was a post-doctoral research fellow at Aix-Marseille Université (2014-2016) within the research project Embodied Borders: Problematizing Sexual Humanitarianism. Currently he is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities (BIH) at Birkbeck College, London. He is the author of the Sexual Politics of Asylum (forthcoming, 2017).
Elisa Giomi (Roma Tre University)
Elisa Giomi is Associate Professor in the field of Sociology of Cultural and Communication processes (SPS/08) at the Department of Philosophy, Communication and Visual Arts, Roma Tre University. She teaches Advertising, Gender and Media, and Sociology of Communication and of the Media. She has directed several national and international research projects in the field of women and the media; she is member of the editorial board of “AG-AboutGender. International Journal of Gender Studies”. Her latest publications include E. Giomi, Gender e Media, Pigreco, Roma, 2015; E. Giomi, S. Magaraggia, Relazioni brutali. La violenza degli uomini e delle donne nella cultura mediale, Il Mulino, Bologna, forthcoming; E. Giomi, ‘Really Good at it’: The viral charge of Nancy Botwin (and popular culture’s anticorps), in M. Buonanno (ed.), Women Behaving Badly. Anti-heroines in Crime and Prison Drama, Intellect Books, Bristol, UK (forthcoming).
Sveva Magaraggia (University of Milan-Bicocca)
Sveva Magaraggia is Lecturer at the University of Milan-Bicocca. She received her PhD in Applied Sociology and Research Methods at the University of Milan-Bicocca. In 2012 she was awarded with the Endeavour Research Fellowship of the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, and conducted research on media representations of gender relations in parenting practices in Sydney.
Amongst her latest publications: Relazioni brutali. Genere e violenza nella cultura mediale, “Studi&Ricerche”, il Mulino (with Elisa Giomi) (forthcoming 2016). Essere giovani e diventare genitori. Esperienze a confronto, Carocci, Roma 2015. Gender and Participation (book edited with Giovanna Vingelli), Franco Angeli, Milan 2015. Editor of the special edition of AG About Gender, International Journal of Gender Studies “Towards a shared conciliation? Facing work-family challenges in a time of crisis and social transformations” 2014. Men against Women? The Roots of Male Violence, Utet, Torino (Uomini contro le donne? Le radici della violenza maschile. with D. Cherubini) 2013.“Tensions between Fatherhood and the Social Construction of Masculinity in Italy” in Current Sociology, Vol. 61(1) 2013, pp. 76-92.
James W. Messerschmidt (University of Southern Maine)
James W. Messerschmidt is professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine (Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Economics Women’s and Gender Studies Program). He is the author of over fifty scholarly articles and book chapters as well as eleven books, including Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence: The Struggle for Recognition and, most recently, Masculinities in the Making: From the Local to the Global.
Tatiana Motterle (INTIMATE – Citizenship, Care and Choice)
Tatiana Motterle got her master’s degree in Institutions and Politics of Human Rights and Peace in Padua. She then worked as a research assistant in the European funded project “Citizens in Diversity”, coordinated by Luca Trappolin. After getting her PhD in Social Sciences, she moved to Coimbra (Portugal), where she is currently working as a Post-doc researcher in the project “INTIMATE”, funded by the European Research Council and coordinated by Ana Cristina Santos.
Krizia Nardini (Grassroot Networks, Barcelona)
Trained in Philosophy and Gender Studies, is PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the Open University of Catalonia. Her project investigates men’s networks for gender justice in Italy and Spain. Krizia is member of Atgender: European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation and of MenEngage Europe. In 2015 she joined the American Men’s Studies Association. Contact and more information on Krizia’s academic work can be found here.
Cirus Rinaldi (University of Palermo)
Cirus Rinaldi is Senior Lecturer of Sociology of Law, Deviance and Social Change at the University of Palermo, Italy. His main research areas are related to social deviance, social construction of sexualities, masculinities and violent conducts. Among his latest publications Rinaldi C. (with C. Cappotto), Normalizing violence. Homophobia as masculinity’s test. In A. Amodeo and P. Valerio (eds.), Hermes. (Naples: Liguori, 2014), some entries in CJ Forsyth and H. Copes (eds.), Encyclopedia of social deviance (Los Angeles: Sage, 2014) and Sesso, Sè e Società. Per una sociologia delle sessualità (Sex, Self and Society. For a sociology of sexualities, Milan: Mondadori, 2016).
Octavio Salazar Benítez (Universidad de Córdoba)
Professor in Constitutional Law (University of Cordoba, Spain).
Research lines: gender equality, LGTBI rights, new masculinities, cultural diversity and human rights. Member of Feminist Network of Constitutional Law. Member of Men network for Gender Equality. Author of Cartografías de la igualdad (2010), Masculinidades y ciudadanías: los hombres también tenemos género (2013), La igualdad en rodaje: Masculinidades, género y cine (2015).
Piero Vereni (Università di Roma)
Piero Vereni is currently associate professor of cultural anthropology at Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” and contract professor at Trinity College – Rome Campus. He earned a PhD in anthropology in 1998 doing fieldwork in Western Greek Macedonia. He has also done fieldwork (1998-1999) between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland when research assistant at the Queen’s University of Belfast. He is now working on fatherhood and globalization in Rome. Among his publications: “Os Ellin Makedonas. Autobiography, Memory and National Identity in Western Greek Macedonia” (2000); Vite di confine. Etnicità e nazionalismo nella Macedonia occidentale greca (2004), Identità catodiche. Rappresentazioni mediatiche di appartenenze collettive (2008), “Fieldwork in Pandora. What does Anthropology have to do with a Blockbuster?”, Paradigmata. Zeitschrift für Menschen und Diskurse (2010); “Foreign Pupils, Bad Citizens. The Public Construction of Difference in a Roman School”, (2014).
Emmanuela Abbatecola (Università di Genova)
Phd. sociologist, she’s Associate Professor at Disfor, University of Genova, Italy, where she’s the Editor in Chief of AG–AboutGender, International Journal on Gender Studies (www.aboutgender.unige.it) and an active member of the Visual Sociology Laboratory (www.laboratoriosociologiavisuale.it). Her main topics are gender studies, gender discrimination, sexism and homophobia, labour market and migration from a gender perspective and sex trafficking. On these topics she’s been working in different projects, National and European ones, and publishing books and papers.
Paco Abril (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. UOC)
Paco Abril is PhD in Information Society and Knowledge by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), he has a degree in Sociology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Currently he teaches sociology at the Faculty of Education and Psychology in Universitat de Girona (UDG).
Since 2000 he has participated in research projects on masculinities (Work Changes Gender; Fostering Caring Masculinities, Fatherhood and Masculinity). His doctoral thesis focused on the study of Spanish parents committed to caring. He has published several articles and book chapters on these topics (the latest: Padres y Madres corresponsables, una utopía real; Couples’ Transitions to Parenthood. Analysing Gender and Work in Europe).
His role as researcher and lecturer in gender and masculinities is combined with their activism in associations of men and equality. Since the year 2009 he is a member of the association Homes Igualitaris- AHIGE Catalunya where he develops projects and gender training targeted men and boys. In this sense he published a book of methodologies for the work of masculinities with youth (Chicos y chicas en relación, ed. Icaria)
Begonya Enguix (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. UOC)
Begonya Enguix is an Associate Professor in the Arts and Humanities Department of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya . She holds a degree in American Anthropology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), a degree in Advertising (UCM-UOC) and a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Urban Anthropology)(Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona). She has participated in many research projects on migration, anthropology of the body, gender, love, and digital identities among others. She is a member of Mediaccions@Digital Culture Research Group (UOC), the Research Group on Anthropology of the Body (Catalan Institute of Anthropology) and the Research Group on Social Anthropology (URV). She lectures and conducts research on genders -particularly Masculinities-, bodies, sexualities, identities, and their intersections with the urban, the media, activism and the digital. She has published over 50 works on these topics. Her doctoral dissertation -Poder y Deseo. Aproximación al Análisis de la Homosexualidad Masculina en Valencia (1993)- was a pioneering work in the field of masculinities and sexualities.
Luca Trappolin (University of Padova)
Ph.D., Sociologist, he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Padova (Italy), Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), where he teaches Sociology of Differences. He also teaches Gender Studies at the Venice International University. He is a member of the Scientific Board of the Ph.D. School in Social Sciences, the Inter-Department Research Centre on Gender Studies (CIRSG) and the University Forum for Gender Politics and Studies. He is a member of the Editorial Board of AG–AboutGender, on-line International Journal on Gender Studies. His main fields of investigation are related to the social construction of homosexuality, the transformation of the family and the conflicts over gender identities.