Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Turin. For years he has been investigating themes linked to the nature/society dichotomy. He has studied the socialisation of nature, addressing issues such as the ecological crisis, socio-ecological metabolic processes, socio-ecological transition, energy communities, climate change, the Anthropocene, and the crisis of the nature/capitalism nexus. He also has dealt with the naturalisation of human differences that generate racism, such as anti-semitism, afro-phobia and islamo-phobia.
Following a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy at the University of Milan, and a Master's degree in Sustainability of Agro-food Networks, she is currently completing a Postgraduate degree in Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation at the University of Turin. Executive Secretariat of the UNESCO Chair, she is dedicated to research and design in the field of sustainability of agri-food systems. She also analyses and applies the theme of environmental and social sustainability in international cooperation projects, mainly aimed at rural communities.
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Full Professor of Fruit and Vegetable Crops at the Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences at the University of Turin. She collaborates with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and with Slow Food Italia for projects related to Presidia, Orti in Africa, Terra Madre Community. For years she has been researching and consulting for the international cooperation sector.
As academic tutor for the MaSRA Master's degree, she is dedicated to research and projects in the field of sustainability and agro-biodiversity. She graduated in Gastronomic Sciences at the University of Parma and later obtained a Master’s degree in socio-environmental sustainability of agri-food chains at the University of Turin.
Associate Professor of Zoology at the Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin. With a PhD in Agricultural Entomology, he has been working for years on biodiversity conservation, with particular attention to the biology, ecology and conservation of lepidopterans as bioindicators of habitat fragmentation, operating mainly in a European context.
He is scientific advisor of UNESCO - International Geoscience Programme, of Sesia Val Grande UNESCO Global Geopark. Associate Professor in Physical Geography and Geomorphology at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Turin, he focuses on Alpine geomorphology, geodiversity and geological heritage, dissemination of Earth Sciences. He also directs several European research projects.
Physician (MD, PhD), Consultant and Professor at the Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, CMID-Multidisciplinary Centre of Immunopathology and Rare Diseases, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, University of Turin. His main area of research is the treatment of autoimmune diseases; in recent years he has developed an interest in the study of the relationship between the environment and the immune system.
Philosopher, curator, art critic, external researcher at the C.I.R.Ce - Interdepartmental Research Centre on Communication at the University of Turin. President of the Museum of Resistance, Deportation, War, Rights and Freedom of Turin and scientific and artistic consultant on Graffiti-Writing, Street Art, Urban Art, Urban Design and Youth Creativity of the City of Turin. He currently teaches Theory and Techniques of Contemporary Arts at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin.
Formerly Professor of Environmental Education, Sociology of the Environment and Tourism and Local Development at the University of Bergamo and Political Communication at IULM (Milan), he currently teaches Sociology of the Environment at MaSRA. He is the General Secretary of the World Environmental Education Network (WEEC) and edits the magazines ".eco" and "Culture of Sustainability".
PhD in Sociology, he currently holds a research grant at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Turin. His research activities focus on topics related to the energy transition: collective action, stakeholder and citizen involvement, energy feedback systems, and the integration of Social and Human Sciences.
PhD, Professor of English Language and Translation at the University of Turin. Expert in critical discourse analysis and ecolinguistics, she works on sustainable mobility discourses analysing their deep links with neoliberal ideology. She is interested in the promotion of active mobility and also works on communication strategies for the dissemination of complex information on the climate crisis.
PhD in Economic Sociology, he is a Research Fellow at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Turin. In the last years he has been working mainly on the analysis and evaluation of public policies, organisational analysis, diffusion of innovation, mobility and transportation, and the energy transition; all of which he is involved in three Horizon 2020 projects.
Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Turin, he focuses his research activity on the economics of the agri-food sector, analysing different supply chains ranging from the analysis of the consumer of agri-food products to research on the sustainability of food supply chains (economic and environmental sustainability). In particular, the study of consumer behaviour and preferences has been undertaken by investigating different aspects that define food quality from the consumer's point of view, including intrinsic quality attributes as well as belief aspects such as local origin, traditionality and sustainability.
Researcher and Aggregate Professor of Sociology of Organisation and, from 2022, of Economic and Political Ecology, at the University of Padua. He works on issues of coercion at and in work, including its environmental impact. Director of the series "China Labour Studies" and "Latin American and Caribbean Studies" (Carocci) and of the journal "Racism & Modernity".
Professor of Bioeconomics and Solidarity Economy at MaSRA, as well as Solidarity Economy and Sustainability in the Master's degree course in International Sciences at the University of Turin. He was one of the first scholars to address his research in the field of sustainable degrowth, and is also considered one of the most relevant experts on Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen.
Researcher at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Turin, his area of interest is collective action in the field of energy, especially analysing its potential to scale up and impact the energy transition in both Europe and the US. He has worked in bilateral projects and partnerships between China and the US in the field of energy efficiency. He is a PhD candidate in socio-economics at the University of Milan and holds a Master's degree in International Affairs & Sustainable Development from Columbia University in New York.
Biologist Nutritionist from 1999 to 2011, scientific coordinator at the UNESCO Mediterranean Programme and director of the Commission promoting the inscription of the Mediterranean Diet on the UNESCO World Heritage List. He is the Delegate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean at UNESCO and CIHEAM in Paris and President of the Association Mediterran: our way of life.
Frola is responsible for the editorial office of the journal Culture of Sustainability. He contributed to the introduction of Value Criticism (an international discourse of social criticism) in Italy by coordinating the translation and publication of a large part of the theoretical corpus of the theory, organising conferences and debates. His research interests include value theory, social ontology and political ecology.