Minerva Project (FEPS – Economia Civile)

The project is coordinated by Marcella Corsi and Carlo D’Ippoliti and carried out in partnership with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (http://www.feps-europe.eu). It aims to deepen our knowledge of gender issues in the socio-economic domain through a multi-disciplinary and progressive approach. Such an endeavor is especially timely for two reasons. On the one hand, since the crisis of 2008 the position and role of women has considerably changed, and continues to do so in ways that require much more investigation. On the other hand, the crisis – which is not just financial and not fully over yet – offers invaluable opportunities for radical change, including the potential to advance equality for women and men.


COLLOQUIUM: November 23th 2018, “Rethinking Gender Equity in Europe”, FEPS, Brussels:

  • The Commodification of Human Bodies

Presentation by Marcella CORSI, Sapienza Università di Roma

Discussant: Marco BACIO, Lund University

  • The Role of Gender in the Rise of Right-Wing and Populist Movements

Presentation by Fabrizio BOTTI, Università G. Marconi, Roma

Discussant: Francesca SCRINZI, University of Glasgow

  • #MeToo in Europe: The Evolution of the Twitter Campaign against Sexual Harassment

Presentation by Giulia ZACCHIA, Sapienza Università di Roma

Discussant: Julia GARRAIO, University of Coimbra

PRESENTATION: October 8th 2018, conference “Endangered Bodies. Representing and Policing the Body in Western Culture” , University of Lisbon (Portugal), Marcella Corsi, Giulia Zacchia, “What Does the #MeToo Campaign Reveal? Different Reactions among EU Countries

PRESENTATION: September 28th 2018, 24th Conference of the EuroMemo Group , University of Helsinki (Finland), Fabrizio Botti, Marcella Corsi, “Gender and populism in Europe

PRESENTATION: July 5th 2018, 20th Anniversary Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, De Montfort University, Leicester (UK), Fabrizio Botti, Marcella Corsi, “The populist policy of decency as a post-68 governance model of the economic crisis in Italy

PRESENTATION: June 19th 2018, IAFFE conference, SUNY New Paltz (USA), Marcella Corsi, Giulia Zacchia, “What does the #MeToo campaign reveal? Different reactions among EU countries

PANEL: June 19th 2018, IAFFE conference, SUNY New Paltz (USA) “Bodies and markets: Ethical arguments and choices

SEMINAR: May 28th 2018, h. 10:30, Giulia Porino, Adam Chalmers, “Banking on gender diversity: A statistical analysis of the determinants of diversity in bank’s boardrooms

SEMINAR: February 15th 2018, h. 16:00, Valeria Cirillo, Marcella Corsi, Carlo D’Ippoliti, “Gender, class and the crisis”

SEMINAR:  February 6th 2018, h. 11:00, Eurydice Fotopoulou, “The role of gender equality in a sustainable development strategy”