Legality and participatory integration between cultures

This research area promotes reflections on the ways in which cultural diversity is built, recognized, lived and rejected in contemporary societies. Cultural identity can acquire a specific form but can also overlap with other identities: gender, age, sexual orientation, social roles and social status, political affiliation. Scholars in this area are interested in studying the processes of social alignment (social rigidity) and misalignment (differentiation and subjectivation) that the social actors put in place or undergo, and which can determine processes of social exclusion or inclusion. The task of the group is to facilitate, using an interdisciplinary approach, a rethinking of institutions and public spaces in order to make them more inclusive, or more able to respect the fluid and evolving nature of identities.


Full Professor in Socio-cultural Anthropology.

She has coordinated several researches at national level and participated in international projects. She has directed an International Framework-Cooperation Agreement between the Department and the Faculty Semlalia in Marrakech, Morocco, she has taught in international Masters and in foreign Universities. She is member of international associations: EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologist), Fer Eurethno, SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore). She is in editorial staff of scientific journals. She has written several monographs and a hundred essays. Her main fields of research are: immigrant families, second generations, Islamic communities, institutional racism, gender and religions, social services and health. Read more


Associate professor of late modern European history.

Received the Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Studies the political history of modern Europe and the history of journalism. Has published a biography of Ignazio Silone and has edited the private correspondence of Bernard Berenson.
Has been academic program coordinator at Scuola di giornalismo radiotelevisivo. He is consultant for television history documentaries. Coordinates the DISP committee for internationalization. Read more

Lecturer in cultural anthropology.

He took part in several European research projects and collaborated with social cooperatives, research institutions and non-profit organizations. He is the author of over 40 scientific contributions. He has studied migratory processes, popular devotion, racism and social work. He currently teaches political and economic anthropology. Read more

Researcher, International Law.

Researcher and aggregate professor in International Law, she is member of the editorial committees of the Journal ‘Diritti umani e diritto internazionale’ and of the ‘Trattato di Diritto internazionale’ (UTET Giuridica, 2015). She is the author of several international law articles and of a book on jurisdiction in maritime spaces beyond territorial sovereignty (Wolters Kluwer/CEDAM, 2018). Member of the Italian Society of International Law (ISIL) and of the ISIL Group of interest on International and European Migration and Asylum Law. Her main fields of research are International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International and European Migration Law. Read more

Associate Professor, History of International Relations.

Associate Professor, History of International Relations. Read more

Associate professor, Social Psychology.

Vice-director of the LEPA. She coordinated several research programs as HU in the field of morality. She authored more than 50 scientific papers and books. She is a member of the editorial board of national and international journals and the editor-in-chief of the Italian version of the international journal In-Mind. Her main research interests pertain psychosocial predictors of ethical behavior in the online and offline environment as well as discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation. Read more

Associate Professor, Private Law.

Member of the Coordination Committee of LEPA. Member of the Research Committee and Erasmus Committee of the Department of Political Sciences. Member of the Council of the Centre of Legal Studies on Consumers’ Rights of the University of Perugia. She has participated in several research projects both at national and international level, building up collaborations between the University of Perugia and other foreign Universities. She has taught as Visiting Scholar in various Universities abroad. She is author of many publications, including three books and numerous papers published also in international journals. Her main fields of research are: Fundamental Rights, Family and Minors, in particular human assisted reproduction; Law of Contracts, with specific regards to Consumer Rights. Read more