My research interests are focused on technoscience in a STS (Science & Technology Studies) perspective. In particular, I am interested in the construction processes of scientific knowledge and in analysing technoscience in the public sphere. My research activities concern biomedical issues and nanotechnology. During
I received my Ph.D. in Social Sciences – Interaction, Communication, Cultural Construction, in 2013 from the University of Padova. Currently, I am tenure track Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA – Section of Sociology), University of Padova. My current empirical field of inquiry focuses on the investigation of the cultural, epistemological and ethical dimensions of the scientific and technological innovation processes, with particular attention to the life sciences and ICT. I have strong expertise in conducting empirical research, with special attention to qualitative case studies methodology.
Francesca Gambarotto is a Professor of applied economics at the FISPPA Department, University of Padova. She teaches circular economy for local development, regional economics and economics of innovation. Her main research interests are in sustainable territorial development through the analysis of circular economy, firms’ innovation processes and decision-makers polity.
Paolo Giardullo (PhD in Sociologia dei fenomeni culturali e dei processi normativi Univ. degli Studi di Urbino) works at the intersection between STS and environmental sociology. He has been invited as a visiting scholar at Katholieke Universiteit di Leuven (Belgium) within Geography Division of Natural Sciences Faculty.
His research considers the construction of environmental data as the outcome of non-institutional processes as citizen science and other bottom-up initiatives.
Paolo Magaudda is Assistant professor (RTD-B) in Sociology of Culture and Communication at the University of Padova (Italy), where he works with the PaSTIS Research Unit at the Department FISPPA and teaches “Digital Innovation and Society”. His main research interests regard the relationship between society, culture and technology and his principal fields are science & technology studies, media studies, consumer studies and sound studies.
Francesco Miele is a tenure track researcher at the University of Trieste and he works with the PaSTIS research unit. He received the Ph.D in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento, Italy (2012), and the National Scientific Habilitation for Associate Professor in 14 D1-Sociology of Economics and Work (from March 2017).
My research interests are in the fields of Science & Technology Studies (STS) and New Media Studies with focus on innovation and the digitalization process. My research is markedly interdisciplinary, drawing from STS, anthropology, art, and design. As a researcher, I combine the analysis of contemporary and historical socio-technical phenomena with the conceptual-material design of technology.
Alessandro Mongili is a Professor of Sociology and of Processes of Modernization and Technoscience at the University of Padua. He worked previously at the University of Cagliari as a Professor of Sociology and of Sociology of Technology. He was visiting at the USSR Academy of Sciences (1987-1988), at the University of California at San Diego (2004) and Berkeley (2011), at Santa Clara University (2007) and Stanford University (2008).
Barbara Morsello is a research fellow at the University of Padua and is a member of the Pastis research group. In 2019 she received a Ph.D in Theory and Social Research at the University of Roma Tre and she was subsequently a researcher at the Information and Communication Technology Center of the Foundation Bruno Kessler in Trento.
Alessio Giacometti holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and Social Research and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. He is currently a PhD candidate in “Social Sciences: Interactions, Communication, Cultural Constructions” at the University of Padua, with a project on the scientific and social representation of nuclear fusion.
In 1983 he graduated in Sociology at the University of Trento from where in 1991 he obtained a PhD in Sociology and Social research. First Researcher and then Associate Professor of Sociology of Environment and Territory at the University of Trieste from 1993-2020 and with the same title since 2020 at the University of Padua. He qualified as a Full Professor in 2013 and 2019.
Marco Rangone teaches Economics of Markets and population at the degree course in Sociology and Institutions of political economy at the three year degree of Political Science at the University of Padua.PhD (1994) in Economia politica presso l’Università di Ancona e Master of science (1989) in Science, Technology and Industrialization a Brighton, University of Sussex.
Cosimo Marco Scarcelli (PhD in Social Sciences, 2013) is Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology at the University of Padua where he teaches Sociology of Digital Media and Sociology of Media. His research interests deal with digital media with a focus on identities, young people, intimacy, gender, sexuality, digital literacy and media education.
Andrea Sciandra is assistant professor in social statistics at the Department of Communication and Economics (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia). He has a master's degree in Statistics for Demographic and Social Sciences (University of Padova) and a PhD in Sociology and Social Research (University of Verona). His main research interests include social media, text mining, social network analysis, structural equation modeling and machine learning techniques applied to social sciences.
Renato Stella is Full professor at Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education, and Applied Psychology (FISPPA, University of Padova (Italy). He is member of PhD committee in Social Sciences and he teaches Sociology of Mass Communication (BA in Communication Studies) and New media and online communities (MA in Community psychology). In the past years he has been coordinator of undergraduate course in Communication Studies, director of Department of Sociology and dean of the Faculty of Political Science.
Olga holds a Master degree in Law from Donetsk National University (Ukraine) and a Master in International Cooperation and Development Studies from School of Advanced Studies – IUSS, Pavia (Italy). In her Master’ thesis, “Integration practices of Syrian refugees in host communities: the case study of Lebanon”, she focused on the social and political aspects of the integration practices of Syrian refugees and Lebanese community response.
Roberto Favalli holds a master's degree in "Culture, education and global society" at the FISPPA department of the University of Padua. He identifies his main research interests between Science & Technology Studies (STS) and the sociology of the future; and in the declinations of this convergence in fields like the study of technoscientific expectations and sociotechnical imaginaries.
I received a Ph.D. in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences from the University of Padua in 2019. My research can be situated within the areas of applied linguistics and discourse analysis, which I apply to English and Italian texts through a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. The language used in the public communication of technoscience is central to my research. He identifies his main research interests between Science & Technology Studies (STS) and the sociology of the future; and in the declinations of this convergence in fields like the study of technoscientific expectations and sociotechnical imaginaries.
Sonia Brondi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, where she teaches Social Psychology and Social Relations. Her main research interests are in two main strands: environmental issues (ecological citizenship, environmental sustainability, energy transition, natural disasters) and techno-scientific issues.
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