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Maurilio Pirone

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: SPS/01 Political Philosophy

Curriculum vitae

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Since April 2023 I have been a Junior Researcher at the Department of the Arts, University of Bologna.

I work for the Horizon Europe INCA (Increase corporate political responsibility and accountability) project.

My research is mainly within political philosophy and economic sociology. My interests include new forms of trade unionism, labor transformations and the impact of digital technologies, platform economics, and social and urban movements.


I graduated in philosophy from the University of Roma Tre (bachelor in 2008 and master in 2011).

Subsequently, I received (2017) my PhD in Politics, Institutions and History at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna with a thesis entitled "The Government of Labor-Power. Production and subjectivity according to Marx" under the supervision of Prof. Sandro Mezzadra.

I have been a visiting scholar (2015) at the Institut für Europäische Ethnologie of the Humboldt Universität in Berlin. In addition, I obtained a Master's degree in Civic Education (2013) and a diploma as a Project Manager specializing in urban regeneration (2017).

Academic career

I have served as a teaching tutor several times: in Philosophy (2009/2011) for Roma Tre University and in Geography and Territorial Processes (2014) and Political Science (2018) for the University of Bologna.

From 2019 to 2023 I have been a research fellow at the Department of the Arts, University of Bologna.

Scientific Activities

Within the Horizon Europe INCA project, I contribute to the elaboration of a historical-political analysis of the so-called digital revolution and am engaged in field research on the impact of Amazon in the metropolitan area of Bologna.

I am also a member of COST Action P-WILL (Platform Work Inclusion Living Lab) within which I participate in working groups 4 (Mobilization, regulation and policy strategies) and 5 (Transdisciplinarity outcomes and impact evaluation).

From 2019 to 2023 I worked for the PLUS project for which I was involved in the study of unionization processes that arose around the development of the platform economy. Also within the project I was engaged in field research around the impact of digital technologies on the labor process. I was also in charge of managing the project's Data Management Plan.

Previously, I collaborated with other international projects, in particular with the Universidad Iberoamericana in Puebla for the research The Future of Work. Labor after Laudato Sì and with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt for the project Zur Aktualität von Balibar/Wallersteins "Rasse, Klasse, Nation."

Membership in scientific and editorial committees

Since 2019 I have been a member of the editorial board of the journal Work Organization, Labor and Globalisation.

In addition, for the past few years I have been participating in the international collective research project Into the Black Box, which deals with logistics, spaces and labor with a multidisciplinary approach.

Awards and recognitions

2019 - Winner of the Call for Collaborative Projects of the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theories with the training school project Experiencing the City.

2015 - Marco Polo Fellowship for a research period abroad.