Arianna Mainardi

Arianna Mainardi obtained a PhD in Information Societies at the University of Milan-Bicocca. She was a Visiting Fellow at l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales EHESS in Paris, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore. She is now a researcher in the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Milan-Bicocca; she is vice-chair of the Women’s Network for Ecrea – the European Communication Research and Education Association, and on the board of ATGENDER –  The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation.

Her research interests include the body, relationships, sexuality and technologies; youth, girl culture, and different forms of political participation. Her publications include: (2020), «Gendered Identities Online», in Ross K.(ed) The International Encyclopaedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, ICA series; (2020), «Negotiating Authority through Feminism: Girls’ Political Experience in Italian Social Movements», in Bazzoni A., and Bardazzi A. Gender and Authority, London: Palgrave Macmillan (with Cossutta C.); ( 2019), «Mediated friendship: online and offline alliances in girls’ everyday lives in Italy», Oñati Socio-legal Series; (2018); «‘The pictures I really dislike are those where the girls are naked!’ Girls, sexuality and body in Italian postfeminist digital culture», Modern Italy, 23, 2. For other publications see: