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Valeria Piro

Adjunct professor

Department of Sociology and Business Law

Curriculum vitae

Current position (since September 2018):

Post-doc fellow in Labour Sociology at the Dep. of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology of the University of Padova. Previously, post-doc fellow at the Dep. of Sociology and Business Law at the University of Bologna.



2019 - 2020: Visiting Scholar at C.E.R.I.C. (Centre for Employment Relation, Innovation and Change), University of Leeds (UK).

2011 - 2015: PhD in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research at the University of Milan, submitting a thesis titled: Travagghiari a jurnata. Investigating day labor inside Sicilian tomatoes "plastic factories".

2014: Visiting PhD Student at C.R.I.M.T. (Centre de Recherche Interuniversitaire sur la Mondialisation et le Travail) Université de Montréal, Université Laval, HEC Montréal (Canada).

2007 - 2011: Master degree in Local and International Development and Cooperation at the University of Bologna, with a thesis funded by the Department of Politics, Institutions and History.

2004 - 2007: Bachelor degree in Culture and Human Rights at the University of Bologna.


Scientific activities:

2020 - ongoing: Researcher on the project funded FSE Regione Veneto DIGI-LIFE Strumenti e pratiche per il benessere lavorativo e il work-life balance nella trasformazione digitale [Tool and practices enhancing well-being and work-life balance under digital turn] (

2018 - 2020: Research fellow on the project La costruzione di pratiche di socialità nei processi lavorativi [Manufacturing social relation in the labour process], funded by Alsos Foundation (

2016 - 2018: Researcher on the project H2020 Partispace: Spaces and Styles of youth participation (


Teaching activities:

2019 - 2020: Adjunct Professor in Sociology of Migration

2019 - 2020: Teaching fellow of Qualitative Methodologies at the XXXV PhD cycle (UniBO) and at the XXXIV PhD cycle (UniPD)

2019: Teaching fellow at the Corso di Alta Formazione in Operatore nel Settore dell’Immigrazione [Social worker in the field of migration]

2017 – 2018: Teaching fellow in Spatial Sociology (UniBO)

2017: Teaching fellow in the workshop Gender and Ethnography (UniMI)

2014: Teacher in the X Summer School in Sociology of Migration (Uni Genova)


Other activities:

2016 – ongoing: member of the editorial staff of the Journal Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia.

2016: Tutor for the Master degree in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.


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