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Chiara Bertone

Professore Associato
Ufficio 205
Via Cavour 78, 15121 Alessandria

email: chiara.bertone@uniupo.it
Tel. 0131 283726
Fax: 0131 283704





Education

1995 Master degree in Political Science, Torino University.

2001 Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies in Social Sciences, Aalborg University, with the dissertation “Whose needs? Women’s organisations’ claims on child care in Italy and Denmark”.

Academic activities

2001-2002 Research fellow at the Department of Social Science, Torino University.

2004- 2013 Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Department of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont.

2013-2015 Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Department of Law and Political, Economic and Social Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont

Since 2015 Associate Professon in Sociology of Cultural Processes at the Department of Law and Political, Economic and Social Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont

Teaching experience

1997-1998 Faculty of Political Science, Torino University: seminars on “Gender and welfare states” and on “Social and political citizenship in a gender perspective”.

1998-1999 Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University: coordination of interdisciplinary projects.

1999-2000 School of Social Work, Torino University: lecturer in Sociology of the Family.

2000-2001 “Comparative Anti-discriminatory Practice" intensive courses supported by SOCRATES/ERASMUS: Szeged University, Hungary (2000) and Hertfordshire University, UK (2001): Italian lecturer.

2001-2003 Faculty of Political Science, University of East Piedmont: lecturer in Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Analysis of Ethnic and Family Relations in Europe

Since 2004 Faculty of Political Science, University of East Piedmont: lecturer in Sociology, Sociology of the Family and Gender Studies.

2005 Master “Identity, Creativity and Territory”, University of East Piedmont: lecturer in Family and Community.

2010 and 2012 Teaching Staff at the Annual International Spring School in Research on Human Sexuality, Grožnjan, Croatia.

2014 Lecturer in Founding a family: a comparison between countries, Summer School on Gender Identity and Human Rights, UNICRI and John Cabot University, Rome.



Scientific boards and associations


2008-2010 Steering Committee, A.C.T.I.O.N., Equal Opportunity Department project

2009-2012 Member of the Steering Committee of the Section "Everyday Life" of the Italian Sociological Association (AIS).

2013-2014 Member of the Advisory Board of the Annual International Spring School in Research on Human Sexuality, Grožnjan, Croatia.

2013-2014 PhD Board, Programme Applied sociology and research methodology, University of Milano Bicocca.

2013-2017 Member of the Management Committee, member of the Core Group and Gender Officer of the Cost Action Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance (Prospol).

2014 Member of the Board of the ESA Sexuality Network.

Honors, fellowships

2007 Honorary Research Fellow at the Birkbeck Institute of Social Research, London, UK.

2008 Visiting Fellow at the Stein Rokkan Centre, Bergen, Norway.

2008 Appointed as Italian expert for drafting the Sociological Country Report on "The situation concerning homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in Italy" by the Danish Institute for Human Rights on behalf of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.

2009 Co-convenor of the ESF Exploratory Workshop Beyond mainstream: understanding sexuality in Europe, Torino.

2013 Invited speaker at the International Conference Kindergarten and preschool developments in Europe and North America – a historical and comparative approach to institutional change, Hildesheim University, Germany.


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Language proficiency

Fluent in Italian, English, French and Danish.

Reading Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish.




[Last updated: 09/5/2016]