About me

Lara Maestripieri

I am Senior Lecturer in Economic Sociology at the DAStU in the Polytechnic of Milano, where I belong to the Laboratory of Social Policies. I am member of the Research group Analysis, Management and Evaluation of Public Policies at the IGOP/UAB. I am Secretary and Treasurer of the ISA RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups and Social Media Manager in the editorial staff of the Italian Society of Economic Sociology (SISEC).

I hold a PhD in Sociology and Social Research at University of Trento (Italy) and a MA in Applied Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy) with a specialization in methodology of social sciences. I was Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Institute of Government and Public Policies (IGOP) of the Universitat Autònoma Barcelona (2017-2019), studying gender and social vulnerability in an intersectional perspective (see VINE project). I have previously worked in EU Funded project FLOWS (2011-2014), WILCO (2011-2014) and CrESSI (2015/2016). In 2015, I was research fellow at the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation, in project Spazio Lavoro.

My main interests of research are focused on labour transformation in the post-industrial society, and in particular: marginalised groups in labour markets (women and young); social innovation; emerging professions. Outside academia, I have so many interests and activities that it would be unfair to cite just a few of them. But you can always write an email to me and I will be happy to chat a little bit with you in front of a good coffee.

I support the #openscience movement. My publications are available for free consultation and download on the Digital Document Deposit offered by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Book reviews in Peer-Reviewed Journals


Chapters in books


Working Papers

Science popularisation