'Feminisms and Migration into Italy: the intersectionality of gender and race'

PhD defence by Stefania Donzelli
Dr Stefania Donzelli

On 13 December 2018, Stefania Donzelli successfully defended her PhD on 'Feminisms and Migration into Italy: the intersectionality of gender and race'. In her thesis, she explored feminist uses of ‘gender’ as a social category in relation to the phenomenon of cross-border migration and its regulation.

She examined feminist narratives produced from lived experiences of struggle that contest and contrast with the current governing of migration into Italy during the period 2007-2013.

Her focus was on ‘gender’ as a structure of power affecting both migrants and citizens in destination societies and as a source of identification shaping the construction of feminist subjectivities.

Photos and video of the defence

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Stefania Donzelli during her public defence

Stefania Donzelli PhD defence