I'M A DOCTORAL STUDENT

I was born in Valdobbiadene (TV) in 1991.
I am a PhD student and assistant lecturer in Digital Sociology at the University of Milan (NASP).
I hold a MA in Social Communication from the University Complutense of Madrid, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Padua.
My areas of expertise are human/digital rights, social movements and data justice, and I am currently writing a PhD thesis on Blockchain technology to analyze new sets of power dynamics and algorithmic discrimination in digitally-mediated contexts.
At the end of 2018, I became the promoter of the Italian campaign #intimitàviolata, which was launched on Change.org asking for introducing a law against revenge porn. The campaign took to the approval of the law n.S. 1200 contained in the ddl. 'Codice Rosso' on 17/07/19 that today criminalizes the non-consensual sharing of intimate images in Italy.
My political engagement goes together with the research on gender inequalities in the digital space. My latest article (written together with Lucia Bainotti and currently under review) analyzes the problem of the non-consensual sharing of intimate images in male-populated Telegram groups. 
Today, I also work as an educator and science communicator of positive and inclusive information regarding 'sexuality+' in the digital society.

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I'M A DOCTORAL STUDENT

I was born in Valdobbiadene (TV) in 1991.
I am a PhD student in Digital Sociology at the University of Milan (NASP).
I hold a MA in Social Communication from the University Complutense of Madrid, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Padua. My areas of expertise are digital rights and data justice, and I am currently writing a PhD thesis on Blockchain social applications to research on new sets of power dynamics and algorithmic bias in digitally-mediated contexts.
I have a broad experience of lecturing, teaching and speaking at conferences, as well as a strong attested experience in building new strategies of digital communication for digital rights.
I have collaborated with different human rights organizations, in particular Amnesty International, and I have been the promoter of the Italian campaign #intimitàviolata to ask for introducing a law against revenge porn (officially approved on 17/07/19).

I'M A DOCTORAL STUDENT

I was born in Valdobbiadene (TV) in 1991.
I am a PhD student in Digital Sociology at the University of Milan (NASP).
I hold a MA in Social Communication from the University Complutense of Madrid, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Padua. My areas of expertise are digital rights and data justice, and I am currently writing a PhD thesis on Blockchain social applications to research on new sets of power dynamics and algorithmic bias in digitally-mediated contexts.
I have a broad experience of lecturing, teaching and speaking at conferences, as well as a strong attested experience in building new strategies of digital communication for digital rights.
I have collaborated with different human rights organizations, in particular Amnesty International, and I have been the promoter of the Italian campaign #intimitàviolata to ask for introducing a law against revenge porn (officially approved on 17/07/19).

I'M A DOCTORAL STUDENT

I was born in Valdobbiadene (TV) in 1991.
I am a PhD student and assistant lecturer in Digital Sociology at the University of Milan (NASP).
I hold a MA in Social Communication from the University Complutense of Madrid, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Padua. My areas of expertise are human/digital rights, social movements and data justice, and I am currently writing a PhD thesis on Blockchain technology to analyze new sets of power dynamics and algorithmic discrimination in digitally-mediated contexts.
At the end of 2018, I became the promoter of the Italian campaign #intimitàviolata, which was launched on Change.org asking for introducing a law against revenge porn. The campaign took to the approval of the law n.S. 1200 contained in the ddl. 'Codice Rosso' on 17/07/19 that today criminalizes the non-consensual sharing of intimate images in Italy.
My political engagement goes together with academic research. In our latest article,  Lucia Bainotti and I analyze the problem of the non-consensual sharing of intimate images in male-populated digital environments, such as Telegram groups.

ACADEMIC2

RESEARCH

RESEARCH

My PhD research focuses on the imbalances arising from the datafication of society, such as mass surveillance and data monopolies, that are calling for broader reflections on how to achieve 'data justice' (Dencik, 2016).
My case study, Blockchain technology, has been advocated by many as a technical solution to problems related to data ownership, privacy and concentrations of power on the Internet, and it is therefore starting to be applied to several dimensions of sociality, e.g. governance, art, education, music, etc.
The decentralized essence of Blockchain and its use of encryption represent among some 'crypto-enthusiasts' a technological revolution and the final solution to the centralization of power (Tapscott and Tapscott, 2016). However, some scholars have also pointed to the anarcho-libertarian essence of Blockchain (Golumbia, 2016; Gerard, 2017), which in its most extreme form believes that governments should exist only to ensure dominant private power over economy and citizens. In this sense, Blockchain might as well represent the latest innovation advocated to restructure power relation that might end up re-centralizing power dynamics and reproducing bias in digitally-mediated contexts.
My research aims to look at the societal applications of Blockchain and research on the imaginaries that underlie its development, trying to understand what biases may be encoded into blockchain technology, who are the actors that might ultimately benefit from the arrival of this new technology, and which are the political and economic interpretations that drive the implementations of technopolitics. To do so, I am relying on a qualitative research that unpacks different political approaches rooted in the crypto-culture of the broader hacker community. 

My PhD research focuses on the imbalances arising from the datafication of society, such as mass surveillance and data monopolies, that are calling for broader reflections on how to achieve 'data justice' (Dencik, 2016).
My case study, Blockchain technology, has been advocated by many as a technical solution to problems related to data ownership, privacy and concentrations of power on the Internet, and it is therefore starting to be applied to several dimensions of sociality, e.g. governance, art, education, music, etc.
The decentralized essence of Blockchain and its use of encryption represent among some 'crypto-enthusiasts' a technological revolution and the final solution to the centralization of power (Tapscott and Tapscott, 2016). However, some scholars have also pointed to the anarcho-libertarian essence of Blockchain (Golumbia, 2016; Gerard, 2017), which in its most extreme form believes that governments should exist only to ensure dominant private power over economy and citizens. In this sense, Blockchain might as well represent the latest innovation advocated to restructure power relation that might end up re-centralizing power dynamics and reproducing bias in digitally-mediated contexts.
My research aims to look at the societal applications of Blockchain and research on the imaginaries that underlie its development, trying to understand what biases may be encoded into blockchain technology, who are the actors that might ultimately benefit from the arrival of this new technology, and which are the political and economic interpretations that drive its implementations. To do so, I am relying on a qualitative research that unpacks different political approaches rooted in the crypto-culture of the hacker community. 

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

Digital rights, data justice, social movements, digital activism, algorithmic culture, hacker culture, digital methods, online VAWG, qualitative research.

Digital rights, data justice, social movements, digital activism, algorithmic culture, hacker culture, digital methods, gender theory, qualitative research.

PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

The use of Telegram for the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images and the construction of masculinities (with Lucia Bainotti) | (Social Media + Society, forthcoming) | LINK TO PREPRINT

Hacktivismo y ética hacker: el caso del Cryptoparty | 2016 | LINK

La comunicación politica en tiempos de crisis | 2015 | LINK

The use of Telegram for the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images and the construction of masculinities (with Lucia Bainotti) | (Forthcoming) | LINK

Internet Archive and Hacker Ethics (blogpost for DATACTIVE, University of Amsterdam) | 2018 | LINK

Hacktivismo y ética hacker: el caso del Cryptoparty | 2016 | LINK

La comunicación politica en tiempos de crisis | 2015 | LINK

The use of Telegram for the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images and the construction of masculinities (with Lucia Bainotti) | (Forthcoming) | LINK

Internet Archive and Hacker Ethics (blogpost for DATACTIVE, University of Amsterdam) | 2018 | LINK

Hacktivismo y ética hacker: el caso del Cryptoparty | 2016 | LINK

La comunicación politica en tiempos de crisis | 2015 | LINK

The use of Telegram for the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images and the construction of masculinities (with Lucia Bainotti) | (Forthcoming) | LINK

Internet Archive and Hacker Ethics (blogpost for DATACTIVE, University of Amsterdam) | 2018 | LINK

Hacktivismo y ética hacker: el caso del Cryptoparty | 2016 | LINK

La comunicación politica en tiempos de crisis | 2015 | LINK

ACADEMIC CURRICULUM VITAE

ACADEMIC CURRICULUM VITAE

DEGREES

🇪🇸 Master Degree | Comunicación Social | Universidad Complutense de Madrid | 2014 - 2016

🇮🇹 Bachelor Degree | Scienze Politiche, Relazioni Internazionali e Diritti Umani | Università di Padova | 2010 - 2013

Master Degree | Comunicación Social" | Universidad Complutense de Madrid | 2014 - 2016

Bachelor Degree | Scienze Politiche, Relazioni Internazionali e Diritti Umani | Università di Padova | 2010 - 2013

Master Degree | Comunicación Social" | Universidad Complutense de Madrid | 2014 - 2016

Bachelor Degree | Scienze Politiche, Relazioni Internazionali e Diritti Umani | Università di Padova | 2010 - 2013

Master Degree | Comunicación Social | Universidad Complutense de Madrid | 2014 - 2016

Bachelor Degree | Scienze Politiche, Relazioni Internazionali e Diritti Umani | Università di Padova | 2010 - 2013

PhD VISITING UNIVERSITIES

🇪🇸 Universidad de Zaragoza | Zaragoza | Sociology | 2020

🇪🇪 TalTech
| Tallinn University of Technology | Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance | 2019

🇬🇧 King’s College | London | Digital Humanities | 2018

TalTech | Tallinn University of Technology | Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance | 2019

King’s College | London | Digital Humanities | 2018

SUMMER SCHOOLS

🇳🇱 University of Amsterdam | Digital Methods | Trolls, bots and dictators - On the current state of social media research | 2019

🇳🇱 University of Amsterdam | Digital Methods | Retraining the machine: Addressing algorithmic bias | 2018

🇺🇸 Harvard University | Sociological and Political Research, offered by CIS, at RCC Harvard University | 2017

🇫🇷 Université Paris-Est Créteil | International Media, Political Action and Communication Technologies | (2016)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Deplatforming project, University of Amsterdam | 2020 | LINK to Richard Rogers' article

DATACTIVE, University of Amsterdam | 2018 | LINK to blogpost 

University of Amsterdam | Digital Methods | Trolls, bots and dictators - On the current state of social media research | 2019

University of Amsterdam | Digital Methods | Retraining the machine: Addressing algorithmic bias | 2018

Harvard University | Sociological and Political Research, offered by CIS, at RCC Harvard University | 2017

Université Paris-Est Créteil | International Media, Political Action and Communication Technologies | (2016)

CONFERENCES 

CONFERENCES

ACADEMIC SEMINARS

🇪🇸 Univerdad de Zaragoza | Zaragoza | Porno vengativo: violencia, sexualidad y tecnología | Invited by Santiago Boira | 2019

🇮🇹 Università Federico II | Napoli | Revenge porn: violenza, sessualità e tecnologia | Invited by Adam Arvidsson | 2019

🇮🇹 Università degli Studi di Milano | Milano | Revenge porn: violenza, sessualità e tecnologia | Invited by Annalisa Murgia | 2019

PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES

🇬🇧 Goldsmiths University | Figurations Conference | Persons In/Out of Data | 2019

🇮🇹 University of Milan| COMPOL Conference| Political Communication in the digital media ecosystem | Secretary | 2019

🇩🇪 University of Bremen | Data Power | Global In/securities | 2019 

🇮🇹 Università degli Studi di Urbino | AOIR Symposia | Below the Radar | 2019

🇮🇹 Università Federico II | Digital Hackathon | 2019

🇮🇹 Università degli Studi di Milano | Centro Genders | La violenza di genere dentro e fuori i luoghi di lavoro | 2019   

🇮🇹 Università Federico II | Post start-up cultures | 2018

🇬🇧 University of Leicester | New Directions in Media and Sociology Research Conference | 2018

🇬🇧 University of Cardiff | Data justice conference | 2018 

🇮🇹 University of Milan | Centro Genders | “La rete che umilia” | Main organizer | 2018 

🇪🇸 University of Gijón | FES: XII Congreso Espanol de Sociologia | 2016 

🇪🇸 UNED MadridIII Jornadas de Ciberpolitica | 2016 

ACADEMIC SEMINARS

Univerdad de Zaragoza | Zaragoza | Porno vengativo: violencia, sexualidad y tecnología | Invited by Santiago Boira | 2019

Università Federico II | Napoli | Revenge porn: violenza, sessualità e tecnologia | Invited by Adam Arvidsson | 2019

Università degli Studi di Milano | Milano | Revenge porn: violenza, sessualità e tecnologia | Invited by Annalisa Murgia | 2019

PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES

Goldsmiths University | Figurations Conference | Persons In/Out of Data | 2019

University of Milan| COMPOL Conference| Political Communication in the digital media ecosystem | Secretary | 2019

Global In/securities | University of Bremen | Data Power |  2019 

University of Urbino | AOIR Symposia Below the Radar |  2019

University Federico II | Digital Hackathon | 2019

Centro Genders | La violenza di genere dentro e fuori i luoghi di lavoro | 2019

Università Federico II Napoli | Post start-up cultures | 2018

University of Leicester | New Directions in Media and Sociology Research Conference | 2018

University of Cardiff | Data justice conference | 2018 

Centro Genders | Centro Genders | “La rete che umilia” | Main organizer | 2018  

University of Gijón | FES: XII Congreso Espanol de Sociologia | 2016 

UNED MadridIII Jornadas de Ciberpolitica | 2016 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Deplatforming project, University of Amsterdam | 2020 | LINK to Richard Rogers' article

DATACTIVE, University of Amsterdam | 2018 | LINK to blogpost 

LECTURES

LECTURES & SEMINARS

I have taught classes of Digital Sociology at

🇮🇹 Università degli Studi di Pavia | Pavia | Communication Innovation and Multimedia | Invited by Alessandro Caliandro | 2020

🇮🇹 
Università Statale di Milano | Milano |
Teaching Assistant | 2018/2019/2020
Courses:

-Datafied Societies (MA), taught by Lorenzo Mosca
-Media Politics (BA), taught by Gianpietro Mazzoleni
-Political Science (BA), taught by Mauro Barisione
-Communication and Societies (BA), taught by Paola Rebughini
-Sociology (BA); taught by Edda Orlandi  

🇮🇹 IULM | Milano | Ordine dei Giornalisti della Lombardia | 2019

🇮🇹 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore | Milano | Invited by Ivana Pais | 2019 

🇬🇧 King’s College
| London | Teaching Assistant | 2018
Courses:

-Dark Web (MA); taught by Alessandro Gandini
-Big data, Culture and Society (BA); taught by Alessandro Gandini

IULM | Milano | Ordine dei Giornalisti della Lombardia | 2019 

Università Statale
| Milano | BA Comunicazione e Società + MA Comunicazione Pubblica e d'Impresa | 2019 

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore | Milano | invited by Ivana Pais | 2019 

King’s College | London | invited by Alessandro Gandini | 2018

Classes of GENDER AND digital education at school

Classes of digital and gender education AT SCHOOL

🇮🇹 Istituto Comprensivo Piazzetta | Pederobba (TV)

🇮🇹 Liceo Angela Veronese
| Montebelluna (TV)

🇮🇹 Liceo Gioberti | Torino

🇮🇹 Liceo Classico Statale Tito Livio | Milano

🇮🇹 IIS Severi-Correnti | Milano 

🇮🇹 H-Farm | Treviso | link 

Istituto Comprensivo Piazzetta | Pederobba (TV)

Liceo Angela Veronese | Montebelluna (TV)

Liceo Gioberti | Torino

Liceo Classico Statale Tito Livio | Milano

IIS Severi-Correnti | Milano 

H-Farm | Treviso | link