Isabella Clough Marinaro teaches courses in political and social science (eg. Introduction to Sociology, Social Science Research Methods, Migration and Contemporary Society) and with a special focus on crime studies (Introduction to Criminology, Globalization and Crime). Many of her sociology classes are anchored in contemporary Italy and use Rome as their classroom (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). For many years she worked on the political and social conditions of Roma communities in Italy and the policy processes affecting them. Her most recent research has focused on changing forms of crime and multidimensional informalities in contemporary in Italy. She has just published a new book: Inhabiting Liminal Spaces: Informalities in Governance, Housing, and Economic Activity in Contemporary Italy (2022). She previously co-edited two books: Italian Mafias Today: Territory, Business and Politics (2019) and Global Rome: Changing Faces of the Eternal City (2014). She is now working on various projects exploring how social movements in Italy campaign on issues of crime, legislative reform and social justice.
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