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Clara della Valle

Professoressa a contratto

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

Assegnista di ricerca

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

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Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

Curriculum vitae

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Post-doctoral researcher (Roberto Ruffilli fellowship), Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna (since December 2023)
  • Adjunct professor in International Relations, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna (since February 2021)
  • Teaching tutor in International Relations, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna (since February 2020)

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Post-doctoral researcher (UnaEuropa project), Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna (May 2021-December 2023)
  • Academic Tutor of the Master in International Security Studies (MISS), Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa), September 2020-July 2021
  • Project manager and researcher of the project Enhancing Women’s Participation in Peace and Security (WEPPS), implemented by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in partnership with Agency for Peacebuilding (Bologna), and funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, January-November 2020
  • Journalist, 'Fuori le Mura' newspaper (Rome), May 2011-May 2013 / Registration within the Italian Order of Journalists (Albo Nazionale dei Giornalisti - Elenco Pubblicisti): 25 June 2013
  • Assistant to training and communication, Rondine Cittadella della Pace NPO (Arezzo), May 2012-December 2012
  • Intern, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DGIT 7 (Directorate General for Italians Abroad and Migration Policies), September 2011-December 2011

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa), July 2019. Final result: cum laude
    - Field research and visiting period: Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (Tunis), November 2016, March 2017-November 2017
    - Summer Schools: IV ENP Ph.D. Summer School: ‘The ENP under pressure: conceptual and empirical understanding of EU foreign policy towards the eastern and the southern neighbourhood’, organised by the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair of the College of Europe (Natolin, Warsaw) in collaboration with the ECPR; ECPR-SGEU; TEPSA. College of Europe (Natolin, Warsaw), 23 June – 1 July 2016. II Summer School on ‘Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods’. Department of Political Sciences, University of Pisa (Pisa), 05-09 June 2017.
  • II Level Master’s Degree in European Political and Administrative Studies, College of Europe (Bruges), June 2015. Final result: Good
  • Master’s Degree in International Relations, LUISS University (Rome), April 2013. Final result: 110/110 cum laude
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Communication Studies, LUISS University (Rome), November 2010. Final result: 110/110 cum laude
    - Erasmus Exchange Program, Science Po Aix (Aix en Provence), September 2009-December 2009.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Representative positions

  • Post-doctoral researchers' representative at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna. AY: 2023-2025.
  • Ph.D. students’ representative of the course in ‘Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability’ at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa). AY: 2015-2016.

Teaching experience

  • Common course ‘Introduction to International Relations’, Joint Bachelor of Arts in European Studies (BAES) offered by Università di Bologna, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Bologna (Bologna Campus), November-December 2023.
  • Course unit (modules 3 and 4) within the course ‘Relazioni Internazionali’ held by Prof Michela Ceccorulli, L-SID, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Bologna (Forlì Campus), April 2022-ongoing.
  • Tutorial Course within the courses ‘Relazioni Internazionali’ held by Prof Sonia Lucarelli and Prof Michela Ceccorulli, L-SID, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Bologna (Forlì Campus), April 2022-ongoing.
  • Seminars within the common course ‘European Cultures and Societies’, BAES, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Bologna (Bologna Campus), October-December 2022; October-December 2023.
  • Seminars within the common course ‘European Integration’, BAES, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali Università di Bologna (Bologna Campus), October 2023.
  • Seminars ‘La questione di genere nelle relazioni internazionali’ and ‘Sfide concettuali ed empiriche dell’Agenda Donne, Pace e Sicurezza’ within the cycle of meetings ‘La sicurezza nella politica internazionale’, organized by Dr Massimo Prearo, Corso di Laurea in ‘Studi Strategici per la Sicurezza e le Politiche Internazionali’, University of Verona, 9 and 24 October 2023.
  • Lecture ‘Gender, Peace and Security: Limits and Challenges to the WPS Agenda’s implementation’, given within the project ‘Young Reporters In Dialogue: Training Program On Regional Cooperation And Reconciliation’, Università di Bologna (Centro Residenziale Universitario Bertinoro), 28 September 2022.
  • Lecture ‘Gender, peace and (in)security in Africa’ (with Dr Elisa Piras and Dr Laura Berlingozzi) within the Seasonal School ‘African Perspectives: Change, Conflicts, Connections’, organized by Prof Francesco Strazzari and Dr Luca Raineri, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), 8 March 2022.
  • Contribution to the didactic organization of the BAES: drafting of the documentation required for the accreditation process at the MIUR; organization and participation in guidance services and events - Virtual Fair (25 January 2022); AlmaOrienta (28 February-04 March 2022); AlmaOrienta (30-31 January 2023); Open Days (April/May 2022; September 2023).
  • Co-supervision of the thesis ‘La teoria costruttivista per comprendere e combattere il terrorismo: il caso di Al-Qaeda e Stati Uniti’, presented by Ilenia Lodato (Supervisor: Prof Francesca Biancani), LM-SID, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Bologna (Forlì Campus), January-February 2022.
  • Lecture ‘Gender & IR’ within the course in ‘International Politics’ held by Dr Ervjola Selenica, Spring Hill College Italy Centre, Bologna, 26 October 2021.
  • Course unit (module 7) within the course ‘Relazioni Internazionali’ held by Prof Eugenia Baroncelli, L-SID, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Bologna (Forlì Campus), April-May 2021.
  • Course unit (module 3) within the course in ‘International Relations’, held by Prof Sonia Lucarelli, L-DIS, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Bologna (Forlì Campus), April-May 2021.
  • Seminars on ‘Realism’, ‘Liberalism’ and ‘Global Governance’ within the course in ‘International Relations’ held by Prof Sonia Lucarelli, L-DIS, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Bologna (Forlì Campus), 18 March, 1 April, 28 April 2020.
  • Lecture ‘Feminism & IR’ within the courses ‘International Relations’ held by Prof Sonia Lucarelli & ‘Relazioni Internazionali’ held by Prof Eugenia Baroncelli, L-DIS/SID, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Bologna (Forlì Campus), 21 April 2020.
  • Lecture ‘Sguardi di genere. Storia e attualità dei movimenti femminili nell’Impero Ottomano, in Turchia, e in Tunisia’ (with Dr Çiğdem Oguz) within the course ‘Storia dei Paesi Islamici’ held by Prof Renata Pepicelli. Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere, Università di Pisa (Pisa), 10 May 2018.
  • Lecture ‘Una transizione fragile. Il rapporto tra Stato e società civile in Tunisia’ (with Dr Ester Sigillò) within the course ‘Relazioni Internazionali’ held by Prof Emidio Diodato, Master in ‘Relazioni Internazionali e Cooperazione allo Sviluppo’, Università per Stranieri (Perugia), 16 April 2018.
  • Lecture ‘A gap between rhetoric and performance? EU Normative Power applied to Tunisia and Egypt’s transitions’ within the course ‘EU: a Civilian Power in a Transnational Context’ held by Prof Anna Loretoni, Master in ‘International Studies and Transnational Governance’, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), 12 November 2015.
 Conferences, seminars and workshops

Organization

  • Contribution to the organization of the ‘International Studies PhD Workshop’ of the Standing Group of International Relations (SGRI) of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP), with the support of the European Consortium on Political Research (ECPR), to be held at the University of Parma (Italy) on 19 June 2024, February 2024-ongoing.
  • Co-organization of the ‘post-doc seminars’. Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, February-June 2024.
  • Co-organization of a series of international meetings on ‘Gender, Peace and Security’, realized with the contribution of the Punto Europa and the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna, in partnership with Agency for Peacebuilding (Bologna). Università di Bologna (Forlì Campus), March-May 2022.
  • Co-organization of the webinar ‘Finanziamenti, posizionamento e prospettive di ricerca sull’area MENA: quali sfide e quali opportunità per giovani ricercatori e ricercatrici?’ for the SeSaMo Webinar Series ‘Ricerca e Medio Oriente 2021-2022’. Online on Teams, 5 May 2022.
  • Co-organization of the international conference ‘Celebrating 20 years of UNSCR 1325: Past, present and future of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda’. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa) and online on WebEx, 4 November 2020.
  • Contribution to the organization of the conference ‘Diversity. Un approccio interdisciplinare’, promoted by Cross-Think Lab and Trim2 Srl. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), 13 December 2016.
  • Co-organization of the seminar ‘La ricerca accademica sul campo: rischi e responsabilità’ in honour of Giulio Regeni. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), 24 May 2016.
  • Co-organization of the seminar ‘Deteriorating Human Rights and Freedoms in Egypt. Reflections after the Regeni murder’ in honour of Giulio Regeni. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), 12 May 2016.

Participation

  • Paper presented (with Dr Guendalina Simoncini) within the Panel 12.5 ‘Democracy, Gender Equality and Social Movements’ and discussant within the Panel 12.7 ‘Gender and Sexuality in Politics: expanding the field’, Section 12 ‘Genere e Politica, at the XXXVI Convegno Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP). Università di Genova, 14-16 September 2023.
  • Chair (with Dr Simone Papale) of the panel ‘Contemporary challenges to peace and security in Africa: exploring emerging perspectives’ and paper presented at the XV annual Conference of the Standing Group ‘Relazioni Internazionali’ (SGRI) of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP). Università di Catania, 15-16 June 2023.
  • Invited participant to the closed-door conference ‘Feminist Perspectives on peace and security in Europe’, organised by the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) and PAX Netherlands. Brussels, 5-6 June 2023.
  • Paper presented (with Dr Guendalina Simoncini) at the Study Days ‘Social Movements and Collective Action in Times of Multiple Crises’ of the Standing Group ‘Movimenti Sociali e Partecipazione Politica’ of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP). Università di Catania, 26-27 May 2023.
  • Paper presented at the Workshop ‘Assessing gendered impacts of crises in Tunisia: historical perspectives and multidimensional analysis’ of the International Forum for Humanities and Social Sciences ‘Insaniyyat’. Université La Manouba, Tunis, 20-24 September 2022.
  • Paper presented at the XXXV Convegno Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP); Section 11 ‘Genere e Politica’; Panel 11.5 ‘Gender dynamics of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda’. Università La Sapienza di Roma, 08-10 September 2022.
  • Paper presented at the Workshop ‘Visions and Impediments in the promotion of Women, Peace and Security Agenda in South Eastern Europe and East Mediterranean’ within the IX European Workshops in International Studies of the EISA. University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki), 6-9 July 2022.
  • Paper presented at the Panel ‘Gender and multiple crises in Tunisia. Exploring the consequences of crises on women and men relations, gender roles and representations through a historical approach’ within the SeSaMo XV Convegno Annuale ‘Explaining Crisis beyond Chaos: the Middle East and North Africa in Global Change’. Università l’Orientale di Napoli, 22-24 June 2022.
  • Paper presented at the 'Post-Docs of the University of Bologna Webinar Series' (Discussant: Prof Sonia Lucarelli). Online on Teams, 14 December 2021.
  • Paper presented at the XXXIV Convegno Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP); Section 3 ‘Comparative Politics’; Panel 3.10 ‘Framing (in)security in the Middle East and North Africa, old trends and new challenges compared’. Online on Zoom, 9-11 September 2021.
  • Paper presented (with Prof Francesco Strazzari) at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Panel TG25 ‘Women and Wars’. Online on Zoom, April 6, 2021.
  • Speaker in the Conference ‘Ṯawrat al-karāma: memorie, percorsi e analisi a 10 anni dalla rivoluzione tunisina’, organized by Prof Renata Pepicelli. Dipartimento di Civilità e Forme del Sapere, Università di Pisa. Online on Teams, 13-14 January 2021.
  • Paper presented at the XXXIII Convegno Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP); Section 13: ‘The Mediterranean scenario’; Panel 13.2 ‘Human rights and the right to socio-political research in the Mediterranean area’. Università del Salento (Lecce), 12-14 September 2019.
  • Paper presented at the 26th International Conference of Europeanists (CES). Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid), 20-22 June 2019.
  • Paper presented (with Dr Serena Giusti) at the GLOBUS Workshop ‘Gender and EU Foreign Policy’. University College Dublin (Dublin), 29-30 November 2018.
  • Paper presented at the Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). University of Seville (Seville), 16-20 July 2018.
  • Paper presented at the conference ‘Europe as a Global Actor’, ISCTE-IUL. Lisbon, 19-20 June 2017.
  • Participation to ‘Les Journées Doctoral de l’IRMC: interdisciplinarité et nouvaux objets de recherche’. Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (Tunis), 10-11 May 2017.
  • Presentation of the research project at the ‘Atelier Doctoral de l’IRMC’ (Discussant: Dr Jean-Pierre Cassarino). Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (Tunis), 27 March 2017.
  • Participation to ‘MED2016 – Rome Mediterranean Dialogues’ organized by MAECI and ISPI. Rome, 01-03 December 2016.
  • Paper presented at the XXX Convegno Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP); Section 8: ‘International Relations’; Panel 8.4: ‘The quest for a new EU Global Strategy. Between theories and practice’. Milan, 15-17 September 2016.
  • Paper presented at the workshop ‘Stability and Security in the Mediterranean and the Middle East’, organised by the Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER/IDOS) of Athens, in collaboration with LUISS University (Rome); University of Catania; Université Catholique de Louvain; University of the Aegean (Rhodes); University of Zaragoza; the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean. Athens, 26-28 May 2016.

Third Mission

  • Speaker in the panel 'Parità di genere: il ruolo femminile nei processi di peace-building in aree di conflitto e di giustizia transizionale in contesto postbellico' within the event 'Costruire la convivenza internazionale. Voci e progetti per lo sviluppo sostenibile e i diritti umani', organized by the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna. Forlì Campus, 13 April 2024.
  • Speaker in the closed-door meeting ‘Tunisia at Crossroads’, organised by Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CESPI). Online on Zoom, 9 January 2024.
  • Speaker in the debate ‘Genere, pace e sicurezza: verso un’Agenda più inclusiva’. Online on ‘L’Europa sul sofà’, 31 March 2022.
  • Moderator in the debate ‘Gender & IR: Conversations about the Past, Present and Future’ with Prof J. Ann Tickner within the Hikma Summit of International Relations, organized by the Hikma Students Association of the University of Bologna. Online on Zoom, 16 May 2021.
  • Speaker in the Webinar ‘Scenari di protesta e questioni di genere: Le esperienze di Tunisia, Marocco, Turchia ed Egitto’, organized by theSquare – Mediterranean Center for Revolutionary Studies. Online on Zoom, 11 March 2021.
  • Speaker in the Webinar ‘EU gender policies in Tunisia: what has changed after the 2011 uprising?’, organized by Agency for Peacebuilding. Online on Zoom, 18 September 2020.
  • Expert with Torunn L. Tryggestad in the IV Module (‘Charting the future of the WPS post 2020’) of the programme ‘The Women Peace and Security Agenda in the pandemic: A high-level online dialogue and training programme’, organized by Agency for Peacebuilding. Online on Zoom, 28-29 October 2020.
  • Speaker at the round-table of the Cineforum ‘Nove giorni al Cairo. Tortura e omicidio di Giulio Regeni’. Università di Pisa (Pisa), 29 January 2019.
  • Speaker at the round-table ‘Giulio Regeni, l’Egitto, e i rischi della ricerca accademica’ at the Festival ‘Crocevia di Frontiere’ within UmbriaLibri. Foligno, 18-20 Novembre 2016.
  • Organization of policy dialogues and seminars within the ‘Italian Society’ of the ‘Falcone and Borsellino Promotion’ at the College of Europe (Bruges). AY: 2014-2015.

External Reviewer

Review of International Studies, Cambridge University Press (March 2024); Journal of Intervention and Stetebuilding, Taylor & Francis Online (May 2023); Globalizations, Taylor & Francis Online (June 2021); Diacronie, Studi di Storia Contemporanea (June 2021); Relaciones Internacionales, online and open access journal of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (June 2019); Scienza e Pace/Science and Peace, online and open access journal of the ‘Sciences for Peace’ Interdisciplinary Centre (CISP) of the University of Pisa (June 2018).

 PUBLICATIONS

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • [Forthcoming 2024] Clara della Valle and Guendalina Simoncini, ‘Féminismes Tunisiens Onlife. Perspectives, pratiques et défis entre monde réel et monde virtuel’, in Renata Pepicelli and Maryam Ben Salem (eds), Special Issue ‘Genre et Politique en Afrique du Nord', Revue Tunisienne de Sciences Politique.
  • Clara della Valle and Francesco Strazzari, ‘Grasping local participation: the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the Western Balkans and North Africa’, Global Society, vol. 37, no. 4, 2023, pp. 527-548.
  • Clara della Valle, ‘Which women? What agenda? Situating WPS in North Africa: the case of Tunisia’, Interdisciplinary Political Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2022, pp. 121-142.
  • Silvia Cittadini and Clara della Valle, ‘Women movements’ perspective on the WPS Agenda in Bosnia-Herzegovina: assessing human security and peacebuilding’, Interdisciplinary Political Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2022, pp. 41-55.
  • Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Clara della Valle and Elisa Piras, ‘Powered by caring: daily struggle to keep the WPS Agenda alive. Interview with Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini’, Interdisciplinary Political Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2022, pp. 15-22.
  • Clara della Valle and Elisa Piras, ‘Special Issue Introduction – The Women, Peace and Security Agenda: time to gild the cracks?’, Interdisciplinary Political Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2022, pp. 3-15.
  • Clara della Valle and Serena Giusti, ‘Disruptions in the ENP cycle: EU gender policies in Tunisia from a decentring perspective’, European Foreign Affairs Review, vol. 26, no. 3, 2021, pp. 397-414.
  • Clara della Valle, ‘On women’s agency and western representations: EU approach to women’s rights in Tunisia’ in ‘Temas de actualidad en el Mediterráneo/Current issues in the Mediterranean’, Comillas Journal of International Relations, no. 11, 2018, pp. 1-15.

Book chapters & working papers

  • Clara della Valle, ‘Résumé de these: Une étude interdisciplinaire et ‘bottom-up’ des politiques de genre de l’UE en Tunisie: vers une approche basée sur l’agency’, Revue IBLA, no. 224, vol. 82/2019-2, 2020, pp. 173-179.
  • Giovanna Capponi, Silvia Cittadini, Clara della Valle, Chiara Pellegrini, ‘Empowering diversity: a dialogue between political theory and business management’, CrossThink LAB Series, Working Paper 1, 2018, pp. 1-33.

Edited special issues

  • Clara della Valle and Elisa Piras, 'The Women, Peace and Security Agenda: time to gild the cracks?', Interdisciplinary Political Studies, vol. 8, no 1, 2022, pp. 1-206.

Research reports & policy briefs

  • Clara della Valle, ‘Policy Brief del progetto Enhancing Women’s Participation in Peace and Security (WEPPS)’, MAECI, 2020, pp. 1-13.
  • Clara della Valle and Francesco Strazzari (with the external collaboration of Sara Borrillo), ‘Report di ricerca del progetto Enhancing Women’s Participation in Peace and Security (WEPPS) sull’area geografica del Nord Africa (Tunisia e Marocco)’, MAECI, 2020, pp. 1-56.
  • Clara della Valle and Francesco Strazzari (with the external collaboration of Silvia Cittadini and Ervjola Selenica), ‘Report di ricerca del progetto Enhancing Women’s Participation in Peace and Security (WEPPS) sull’area geografica dei Balcani Occidentali (Bosnia-Erzegovina e Kosovo)’, MAECI, 2020, pp. 1-52.

Blog entries & other publications

  • Clara della Valle and Serena Giusti, ‘EU gender policies in the neighbourhood: a decentring perspective from Tunisia’ – Women in International Security Italy (WIIS), 25 November 2021.
  • Clara della Valle, ‘Quelle approche européenne au soutien aux droits humains en Tunisie ?’, Lettre N. 20 de l’IRMC, June-October 2017, pp. 17-18.
  • From 2011 to 2013 I have published 75 articles on the Italian newspaper “Fuori Le Mura”.

 RESEARCH NETWORKS

  • EISA – European International Studies Association (since 2022)
  • EPLO – European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Brussels, member of EPLO’s Academic Friends (since 2022)
  • ERIS – Emerging Research on International Security, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa (2020-2023)
  • SeSaMo – Società Italiana per gli Studi sul Medio Oriente (since 2016)
  • SISP - Società Italiana di Scienza Politica, member of the SGs in IR and Gender and Politics (since 2016)

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

  • Università di Bologna, 2-years post-doctoral fellowship ‘Roberto Ruffilli’ for the research project: Recentralising ‘Global South’ discourses and perspectives on WPS: a comparative analysis of the UNSCR 1325 implementation in Tunisia, Morocco, and Lebanon (December 2023-December 2025)
  • Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento, Ph.D. thesis selected among those defended in 2019 and 2020 to participate to the first MIUR Call for Ph.D. thesis’ prizes dedicated to Giulio Regeni (2021).
  • Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento, Ph.D. Scholarship (2015-2018).
  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Scholarship for the Master Programs at the College of Europe (2014-2015).
  • LUISS Guido Carli University, Scholarship for Post-Graduate Programs abroad (2014-2015).

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Italian (mother tongue); English (proficient user); French (proficient user).

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