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Valentina Cappi

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Sociology and Business Law

Academic discipline: SPS/08 Sociology of Culture and Communication

Curriculum vitae

December 2021 - Research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Business Law of the University of Bologna on the project "Regenerating communication on climate change. Action-research with key players in the awareness-raising on the ecological transition to promote sustainable lifestyles and create a community of practices".

2020/2021 - Research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Business Law of the University of Bologna, within the H2020 European research project Perceptions: Understand the Impact of Novel Technologies, Social Media, and Perceptions in Countries Abroad on Migration Flows and the Security of the EU & Provide Validated Counter Approaches, Tools and Practices.

- Adjunct professor at the Department of Law of the University of Sassari for the course "Social Media and Communication of Migration Processes" (6 CFU, 36 hours) within the Master's degree program in Migration Management. 

- Consultant for Media Mutations - Research Association on the project "Qualitative-quantitative analysis and classification of international television series in the Infinity and Premium libraries".

2021 - Consultant for Associazione Carta di Roma for the realization of focus groups within the project "L'Africa Mediata" (Osservatorio di Pavia and Amref Italia).

2016-2020 - Postdoc researcher at the Department of History, Cultures and Civilizations of the University of Bologna, on the project "From prevention to cure: an historical-anthropological approach to the vocational training of health professionals in Italy (from the end of XXth Century to the present)".

2018-2020 - Research tutor at the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Parma, within the Masters "Case/Care Management", "Palliative Care" and "Innovative Training Methods" for health professionals.

2015-2016 - Postdoc researcher at the Department of History, Cultures and Civilizations of the University of Bologna, on the project "Doctors and Patients among Communication, Representation and Negotiation".

2011-2014 - PhD candidate in the Doctoral Program in History at the University of Bologna. In May 2015 she discussed her dissertation thesis "Mediated Health: the Doctor-Patient Relationship Inside and Outside the TV Screen". 

2011 - Graduated from the MA program in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at the University of Bologna in March 2011 defending the thesis: “Negotiating illness through the TV screen: reception and popular use of the medical drama”. She obtained 110/110 with honors, supervised by Prof. Ivo Quaranta.

2008 - Graduated from a BA program in Ethno-anthropological Sciences at University of Bologna in October 2008 with a thesis in Anthropology of Religions entitled “Ordering the difference: practices of relationship and dynamics of authority in the Sorority of Mantua”. She obtained 110/110 with honors, supervised by Prof. Adriana Destro.

 

During the MA, in 2009, she attended for five months the University of Provence Aix-Marseille I, in France, as winner of the exchange program Erasmus.

In 2013, she spent four months at the Centre for Medical Humanities in Leeds (UK) during her PhD Program.

 

In 2021 she has been adjunct professor at the Department of Law of the University of Sassari for the course "Social Media and Communication of Migration Processes" (6 CFU, 36 hours) within the Master's degree program in Migration Management.

In 2020 she held the course "Qualitative research for health professionals" within the Master in "Medical Humanities" of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

In 2020 she gave lectures within the workshop "The role of the social worker in palliative care" of the University of Bologna.

In 2019 she gave several lectures on "Qualitative Research Methods for the Health Professions" within the Master in "Case/Care Management" of the University of Parma.

In 2019, 2020 and 2021 she held three MA seminar on "Gender, Medicine and Representations" at the European Master in Gender and Women Studies (GEMMA) of the University of Bologna.

From 2016 to 2019 se held two BA seminar on "Culture and Health. Body, Mind, Health and Illness in Culture" as part of the courses "Comparative Global Health Issues and Systems" and "Foundations for Personal Health and Wellness" at USAC - University Studies Abroad Consortium in Reggio Emilia.

In 2013 and 2014 she held two BA seminar on medicine during nazism as part of the course of Contemporary History held by Professor Maria Malatesta at the University of Bologna.

In 2021 she participated as speaker in the 15th ESA Conference "Sociological Knowledges for Alternative Futures" (University of Barcellona, online, 2 September 2021), in the 18th IMISCOE Annuale Conference "Crossing borders, connecting cultures" (University of Luxemburg, online, 7 July 2021), in the Conference "Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday" (Utrecht University, online, 23 April 2021), in the International Workshop "What do we say to migrants throughout their journey?" (Université Libre de Bruxelles, online, 22 April 2021), in the IMISCOE Spring Conference "Messaging Migration and Mobility" (Oxford University, online, 23 March 2021).

In 2019 she participated as speaker in the Conference "Professions and Society: Facing the Challenges of Marketization, Globalization and Digitalization" (Firenze, 6 July 2019); in the Conference "The role of the humanities within the training of medical students" (Bologna, 17 May 2019).

In 2018 she participated as speaker in the Conference "Slow Medical Education" (Napoli, 8-9 November 2018); in the Conference "Digital Health, Medical Technologies and Social Justice: Perspectives and Methodologies between Health Sociology and Science & Technology Studies" (Bologna, 12 September 2018); in the 17th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology “Old Tensions, Emerging Paradoxes in Health: Rights, Knowledge and Trust” (Lisbona, 8 June 2018) and in the 26th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (Bologna, 7 June 2018).

In 2017 she participated as speaker in the 34° Conference of the Italian Society for General Practitioners (Firenze, December 1st, 2017), in the International Workshop "Soft Skills in Medical Education: The Role of Medical Humanities" (Siena, September 8, 2017) and in the VII Conference of Società Italiana delle Storiche “Gender and History: New Research Perspectives” (Pisa, February 2-4, 2017).

In 2016 she organized, together with Maria Malatesta, the Conference "The Doctor/Patient Relationship. Care, Communication and Training from Modern Age to the Present" (Bologna, May 27th, 2016).

In 2014 she participated as speaker in the 4th Royal Anthropological Institute Post-Graduate Conference “Whose Anthropology is It, Anyway?”, held by Brunel University (London, September 3-4, 2014) and in the EurHistXX Doctoral Workshop, held by EurHistXX Network (Central European University, Budapest, June, 14-15, 2014).
She participated as speaker in the Summer School of the University of Bologna Doctorate in History in September 2012 and 2013 and in the postgraduate methodology workshop “(Re)finding a place for medicine within the humanities: methodological approaches in the medical humanities” at the Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities in March 2013.
She took part in the national convention for History PhD candidates organized by the Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History (SISSCO) in Catania in May 2012 and in L'Aquila in June 2013.

She is member of the editorial board of the journal "Acta Biomedica for Health Professions" of the University of Parma.

She is a member of the CEPROF - Research Centre on the History of Professions of the University of Bologna and a member of the scientific committee of the Center for Medical Humanities of the University of Bologna.

She is a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) - Sociology of Communications and Media Research (RN18) and Sociology of Migration (RN 35).

She is a member of the International Migration Research Network (IMISCOE).

She is a member of the Italian Sociological Association (Sociology of Cultural Processes and Sociology of Health and Illness).

Se is a member of the Italian Society for Medical Education.

She took part in the research unit working on the project FARB 2012/2015 "Doctors and patients. History, representation, communication from the Antiquity until today", funded by the University of Bologna.