Paolo Giardullo

Assistant professor (RTD-A), University of Padova, FISPPA Department, Section of Sociology

Paolo Giardullo, Ph.D. is assistant professor (RTD-A) in general sociology at the FISPPA Department,  University of Padua (Sociology Section) where he teaches Sociology of the Environment and Territory and Methodology and Techniques of Social Research. He is active in the analysis of the publication communication of science within the TIPS project. 

In parallel, he is working in STS and sociology of the environmental sociology taking into consideration innovation processes, open science and citizen science. Since 2020 he was awarded Italian national qualification as associate professore in Sociology (SPS/07). He has been a visiting scholar at the Geography Division of the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (2014) and at the Department of Sociology of the University of Cambridge (2021). He has been part of research consortia for projects funded by Italian government (PRIN) and at international level within projects funded by FP7 and H2020 programs. Recently, he has published several articles in Italian and international journals, including Public Understanding of Science, Partecipazione e Confltto, Quality and Quantity, PLOS One, Food Culture and Society, Environmental Science and Policy, and SocioLogica. His publications also include a monograph (‘Non è aria. Cittadini e politiche contro l’inquinamento atmosferico” – Il Mulino), book chapters for Italian (Il Mulino, Guerini e Associati) and international publishers (including Routledge, Cambridge Scholar Press and Peter Lang).
He is a member of the editorial staff of the journal Tecnoscienza – Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies and acts as editorial secretary. He is a member of national and international scientific associations, such as the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the European Sociological Association (ESA).
For the three-year period 2022-2024 he is elected secretary on the board of the STS Italia association.

Recent Publications:

Giardullo P (2022). Gli algoritmi nelle piattaforme di Citizen Science: tra promesse di partecipazione e bias. SOCIOLOGIA ITALIANA, vol. 2022, p. 135-145, ISSN: 2281-2652

Morsello B, Giardullo P. (2022), Free-choice in the making, Vaccine-related activism as an alternative form of citizenship during the Covid-19 pandemic, Partecipazione e conflitto 16(3)

Giardullo, P (2022). Images of Nature through Platforms. Practices and Relationships as a Research Field and an Epistemic Vantage Point of DEH. In: (a cura di): Charles Travis Deborah P. Dixon Luke Bergmann Robert Legg Arlene Crampsie, Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities. p. 317-331, Londra:Routledge, ISBN: 9781003082798

Magalhães J., Guasch B., Arias R., Giardullo P., Elorza A., Navalhas I., Marín-González E., Mazzonetto M., Luís C. (2022). A methodological approach to co-design citizen science communication strategies directed to quadruple-helix stakeholders. JCOM: JOURNAL OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 21, p. 1-20, ISSN: 1824-2049, doi: 10.22323/2.21040205.

Bory P., Giardullo P., Tosoni S., Turrini V. (2022). “We will multiply the fires of resistance” The catalysts of dissent against institutional science and their interplay with refused knowledge communities. PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE, ISSN: 1361-6609, doi: 10.1177/09636625221113524

Crabu S., Giardullo P., Sciandra A., Neresini F. (2021) Politics overwhelms science in the Covid-19 pandemic: Evidence from the whole coverage of the Italian quality newspapers, PLOS ONE, 16, 5, pp.1-19, [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252034]

Mariagiovanna Onorati, GIARDULLO P (2020). Social media as taste re-mediators: Emerging patterns of Food taste on TripAdivsor. FOOD, CULTURE AND SOCIETY, ISSN: 1751-7443, doi: 10.1080/15528014.2020.1715074

GIARDULLO P, Pellizzoni L., Brondi S. (2019). Connecting dots: multiple perspectives on socio-technical transition and social practices. TECNOSCIENZA, vol. 10, p. 123-129, ISSN: 2038-3460

Neresini F., GIARDULLO P., Di Buccio E., Cammozzo A. (2019). Exploring socio-technical future scenarios in the media: the energy transition case in Italian daily newspapers. QUALITY & QUANTITY, ISSN: 0033-5177, doi: 10.1007/s11135-019-00947-w

Giardullo P., (2019). Automatizing Green Practices? The Analysis of Reverse Vending Machines as a Re-contamination of Theories of Practices. SOCIOLOGICA, vol. 13, p. 149-166, ISSN: 1971-8853, doi: 10.6092/issn.1971-8853/9424

Giardullo P., (2019). Spreading mosquitoes: a media analysis of Italian national newspaper coverage of mosquito-borne diseases and related interventions. In: (a cura di): Cecilia Claeys, Mosquitoes management: Environmental issues and health concerns. p. 84-111, Bruxelles:Peter Lang, ISBN: 978-2-8076-0243-4

Giardullo P., (2018). Non è aria: cittadini e politiche contro l’inquinamento atmosferico. BOLOGNA: Il Mulino, ISBN: 978-88-15-27832-6

Crabu S., GIARDULLO P., Miele F., Turrini M. (a cura di) (2017). Sociotechnical Environments: Proceedings of the 6th STS ITALIA CONFERENCE. Milano:STS Italia Publishing

Crovato S, Pinto A., GIARDULLO P., Mascarello G., Neresini F., Ravarotto L. (2016). Food safety and young consumers: Testing a serious game as a risk communication tool. FOOD CONTROL, vol. 62, p. 134-141, ISSN: 0956-7135, doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2015.10.009

GIARDULLO P, Sergi V. Carton W., Kenis A., Kesteloot C., Kazepov, Y. Kobus D., Maione M., Skotak K., Fuzzi S., Pollini F. (2016). Air quality from a social perspective in four European metropolitan areas: Research hypothesis and evidence from the SEFIRA project. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY, vol. 65, p. 58-64, ISSN: 1462-9011, doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.05.002

Giardullo P., (2016). Does ‘bigger’mean ‘better’? Pitfalls and shortcuts associated with big data for social research. QUALITY AND QUANTITY, vol. 2, p. 529-547, ISSN: 1573-7845, doi: 10.1007/s11135-015-0162-8