Isabella Clough Marinaro is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature. She teaches courses in political and social science (such as Social Science Research Methods, Migration and Contemporary Society, Globalization and Crime) and with a special focus on contemporary Italy (Contemporary Italian Society, Sociology of Southern Italy, Rome Modern City, Researching Rome: Fieldwork in the City). She has a Ph.D. from the University of Bath (2006); her dissertation examined the political and social conditions of Roma communities in Italy and the policy processes affecting them. Her current research interests include immigration to Italy, Romani political activism, urban development and its social consequences in Rome, changing forms of crime and the informal economy in Italy. She has co-organized a number of international conferences on organized crime in Italy as well as other dimensions of social change in the country. She has also co-edited a book entitled Global Rome: Changing Faces of the Eternal City (2014).
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