Academic career and teaching activities
2018 July 23 – present, tenure track Assistant Professor, (RTD B), University of Trento, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Italy
2013 September 2 – 2018, July 22, Assistant Professor (RTD A), University of Trento, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Italy
2012 September 1- August 31, 2013, Marie Curie Fellow, Institute of Social and Political Research, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2009 October 1 – 2012, January13: FRS-FNRS post-doc research fellow in social and political science, Institut de Sociologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
2006 August – 2009, January: research fellow, LOCALMULTIDEM project “Multicultural Democracy and Immigrants Social Capital in Europe: Participation, Organisational Networks, and Public Policies at the Local Level” 6th Framework Programme’s Priority 7 “Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge-Based Society” (contract no. CIT5-CT-2005-028802), University of Trento, Italy.
Since 2014-2015: Sociology of Collective Action (up to 2016-2017: 12h; since 2018-2019: 36 h), MA in Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento (Italy)
2017-2018 Spring Term, Political Sociology (48h), Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, University of Trento (Italy)
2013-2014 /2014-2015/2015-2016 Spring Term, Sociology of Change (48h), Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, University of Trento (Italy)
2013-2014 Fall Term, Methods of Political Research (12 h), MA in Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento (Italy)
2011-2012 Spring term, Quantitative methods – Lab, Faculty of Sociology, University of Trento (Italy)
2011-2012 Fall term, Sociology of Economic and Labour Practices (36h Fall term), Bachelor in Multilingual Communication, Free University of Bozen (Italy)
2004 -2007 Fall term, Teaching assistant, General Sociology-Institutions (24h course), Department of Sociology and Social Research, Faculty of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy.
2002-2003 Tutor of Sociology, ‘Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development for the Balkans and other Areas in Transformation’, University of Trento, Italy.
Social movement, political participation, social networks, migration and poltiical integration, organizations
2018 January 1 - present, SNIS Swiss Network for International Studies, “Social and Solidarity Economy, Urban Communities and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups”, Head, University of Trento. Coordinator: Prof. Marco Giugni, University of Geneva and Prof. Passy, University of Lausanne; Other partners: Prof. Maria Kousis, University of Crete; Dr. Ilcheong YI, UNRISD.
2018- present. Collective actions in the Italian labour-market field after the crisis (with Sabrina Perra and Federica Frazzetta)
2016 Oct - present: COST Action CA16111, International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities' Survey Data Network, Italian Member of the Management Committee.
2015-present: “Living Integration Laws. Immigrant Women Care Workers between Social Biographies and Legal Careers”- Progetto di ricerca piano strategico 2014, University of Trento, Young Researcher.
2009 October – 2012, January: “Ethnic social capital and its impact on generalised trust and political participation among ethnic minority groups”, GERME (Groupe d’Etude sur l’Ethnicité, le Racisme, les Migrations et l’Exclusion), Institut de Sociologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. FRS-FNRS research fellow.
2006 August – 2009, January: LOCALMULTIDEM “Multicultural Democracy and Immigrants Social Capital in Europe: Participation, Organisational Networks, and Public Policies at the Local Level” 6th Framework Programme’s Priority 7 “Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge-Based Society” (contract no. CIT5-CT-2005-028802), University of Trento, Italy. Research fellow.
Memberships in societies and scientific committees
June 2018-present: member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
June 2018-present: member of the Editorial Board (Comitato Redazionale), Quaderni di Sociologia
2014-present: member of the Editorial Board, Quaderni del Dipartimento, DSRS, University of Trento
Member of PhD Programme Committees:
Since Feb. 24, 2016: member of the Programme Committee, Doctoral School of Social Sciences, University of Trento.
Membership of Scientific Networks and Societies
ECPR Standing Group on Participation and Mobilization (2016-present); ECPR Standing Group Immigration and Ethnicity (2016-present); ECPR Standing Group (SG) on Political Networks (2017-present); American Sociological Association, Collective Behavior and Social Movement Section (2012-2013); Co-ACT, DEMOGLOB, SMMS, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento (2016-present).
Awards and honours
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS
2019 August, grant. SNIS project meeting, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento. Awarded 7, 415 euros
2018 July. Call for Starting Grant - young researchers 2018, Internal call for proposals, University of Trento. Awarded 9, 140 euros
2012 Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship (24 months); proposal n° 300444 Project Acronym: PROAFRI “Protests in Sub-Saharan African countries”; Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF; University of Geneva, Switzerland. EU contribution: EUR 192, 622
2010 March. Awarded the ‘Young Researchers Prize’, POLIS (journal on researches and studies on society and politics in Italy).
2009 April. Awarded the first prize for the best PhD dissertations against racial and ethnic discriminations. Italian Government (National Office on Racial Anti-discriminations, Department of Equal Opportunities) and Conference of Italian University Rectors (UNAR-CRUI). Awarded 5,000 EUR and PhD thesis publication
2007-2008 spring semester. Fulbright ‘visiting research student’ scholarship. Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley, USA (declined).
2007-2008 fall semester. EAP-Education Abroad Programme- reciprocity student. Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley, USA (declined).
2004 April-May: Visiting student researcher, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Migration and Ethnic studies (IMES), Travel fellowship.
2003 July: Grant, University of Essex, Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection: Social Network analysis; Advanced Network analysis; Mixed quantitative and qualitative methods.
2001 Travel Grant for fieldwork in Kinshasa, (DRC). Graduate Institute of Development Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
ABILITAZIONE SCIENTIFICA NAZIONALE II Fascia (Associate Professor):
14/C3 - Sociologia dei fenomeni politici e giuridici, (from 28/03/2017 to 28/03/2023)
14/A2 – Scienza politica (from 04/04/2017 to 04/04/2023)
14/C1 – Sociologia generale (from 13/05/2019 to 13/05/2025)
EVALUATION of my publication within the national evaluation of Italian Research, VQR 2011-2014 (range: limited-excellent): excellent
Conferences and lectures
PAPERS PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
Pilati, Katia and Davide Rocchetti, “Low-skilled workers’ political actions: from protests to populist vote. A comparison between Italy, France and Spain”; paper presented at the ESA meeting, Manchester 20-23 Aug 2019; and at the ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw 5-7 Sept 2019.
Pilati, Katia, Frazzetta, Federica, and Perra Sabrina. “The Italian labor-capital conflict during and after the crisis. Between trade unionism and social movement unionism”, presented at the ESA meeting, Manchester 20-23 Aug. 2019; and at the ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw 5-7 Sept 2019.
Pilati, Katia “Group resources and protest participation in the Egyptian and Tunisian Arab uprisings” presented at ECPR General Conference, 6-9 September 2017, University of Oslo.
Perra, Sabrina and Pilati Katia “The incorporation of trade unions into institutional politics in varieties of capitalism. Consequences on labor protests in Italy, France and China” to be presented in Industrial Relations and the Political Economy, Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), University Claude Bernard 1, Lyon, 29 June to 1 July 2017; presented at ECPR General Conference, 6-9 September 2017, University of Oslo.
Pilati, Katia and Morales Laura “The civic and political participation of migrants and their offspring at the local level in European Cities”, Conference ‘Cities of Migration’ Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino, 10-11 November 2016
Perra, Sabrina and Katia Pilati. “Is Neo-Liberalism the Best Strategy to Manage Capital-Labor Conflict? The Italian and Chinese Cases" presented in the panel “Movements on the Job: Theorizing Strikes and Workplace Protest in Comparative Context” at the RC 44 sessions of the 3rd ISA Forum, Vienna, July 10-14 2016
Pilati, Katia, Gunnar Myrberg, Laura Morales, and Nina Eggert “Migrant Engagement in Voluntary Organizations across European Cities”, presented at SGEU- ECPR 8th Pan-European Conference on the European Union, University of Trento, 16-18 June 2016
Pilati, Katia, “Informal groups as structures of mobilization of the Egyptian and Tunisian Arab uprisings”, presented at : ECPR Pisa, Joint Sessions of Workshops 2016, Pisa, 24-28 April 2016
Eggert, Nina and Katia Pilati, “Organizational networks in the field of immigration” Sunbelt XXXV, International Sunbelt Social Network, Brighton, UK, June 23 – 28, 2015.
Katia Pilati, Gunnar Myrberg, Laura Morales, and Nina Eggert “ Service Delivery or Political Mobilization? Explaining Migrant Engagement in Voluntary Organizations across European Cities”, American Political Science Association, 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC August 28-31, 2014.
Nina Eggert, Laura Morales, Gunnar Myrberg and Katia Pilati “Policies, Socialization or Social Structure? Disentangling and Comparing the Sources of Migrants’ Political Preferences across Europe” American Political Science Association, 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC August 28-31, 2014.
Pilati, Katia and Barbara Herman, “Migrants’ transnational political participation in European cities-assessing the impact of contextual factors” presented at American Sociological Association meeting, New York. 10-13 August 2013.
Herman, Barbara and Katia, Pilati. “Organizations mobilizing transnational political activities by immigrants in Europe.” presented at a GERME workshop (chaired by Portes Alejandro), 2 May 2011, ULB, Brussels; presented at ECPR General Conference, 25-27 August 2011, Reykjavik, University of Iceland.
Pilati, Katia. “Organizing and mobilizing in Arab countries.” presented at the ECPR General Conference, 25-27 August 2011, Reykjavik, University of Iceland and at ESA 10th conference, 7-10 September 2011, University of Geneva, CH.
Eggert, Nina and Katia, Pilati. “Networks of migrant organizations and protest activities in 5 European cities.” Presented at the ECSR conference, Paris 11-12 December 2009; at the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Riva del Garda (Italy), 3 July 2010; Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge; at the NORFACE conference, Research Programme on Migration and Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London, 7 April 2011.
Pilati, Katia. “Participation in protest activities across African countries.” Presented at the American Sociological Association meeting, San Francisco, 8-11 August 2009.
Morales, Laura and Katia, Pilati. “The role of social capital in migrants’ engagement in local politics in European cities.” Presented at the University of Manchester, 24-25 November 2008; at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, 28–29 January 2009.
Pilati, Katia. “Institutional categorization and inequalities involving political participation by migrants.” Presented at the ESA Research Network Social Movements Mid-Term Conference, University of Trento, Italy, 10-11 October 2008.
Eggert, Nina and Katia, Pilati. “Religious cleavages, organizations and the political participation of immigrants in Milan and Zurich.” Presented at the ECPR European Conference of Political Research, Pisa, 6-8 September 2007.
Pilati, Katia. “Depoliticized society. Collective actions of immigrant organizations in Milan.” American Sociological Association meeting, New York. 10-14 August 2007.
Perra, Sabrina and Katia, Pilati. “Citizenship, gender and the integration of migrants.” AIS, Methodological Section of the Italian Association of Sociology. 27-30 June 2007.
PANEL CHAIR/DISCUSSANT/INVITED TALKS
Lecture: Trade unionism and social movements, Istituto Gramsci and Università degli Studi di Cagliari, May 23, 2019.
Discussant: Research design in Social movement studies, Palazzo di Cortona, Scuola Normale Superiore, May 12-14, 2019.
Lecture: Contestualizzare - Una contestualizzazione del '68 attraverso la prospettiva dei movimenti sociali – Katia Pilati (Università degli Studi di Trento), DSRS, University of Trento, October 4, 2018.
Paper presentation, “I movimenti populisti”, Seminari di Politica, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, 21 March 2018.
Discussant, Session VIII, Politics, 2nd Joint Graduate Conference, University of Trento, Bamberg, Tilburg and Milan, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, 26-27 March 2018.
Invited for a paper presentation, “Organizational networks in the field of immigration” (with Nina Eggert), Papers in SNA and migration, InCite workshop “Les rencontres de la citoyenneté”, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland. May 17, 2017.
Discussant, Presentation of the book Donne morte senza riposo (AM&D Edizioni, 2016) by Nereide Rudas, Sabrina Perra e Giuseppe Puggioni, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento. May 9, 2017
Discussant, Panel Femminismi e movimenti sociali, Saperi di Genere, Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, University of Trento. January 20-21, 2017
Discussant, Panel, ‘Flight, Journey and Territories – Analysing the Life Path of Migrants’, 16 September 2016. LIL. University of Trento
Chair (with Nina Eggert). Panel Civil society’s role in conflicts in migration (e.g. refugees) and citizenship policies across the EU. SGEU- ECPR 8th Pan-European Conference on the European Union The Union’s Institutional and Constitutional Transformations: Stress or Adaptation?, University of Trento, 16-18 June 2016.
Paper presentation “Organizational networks in the field of immigration” Collective action networks between online and offline interactions, Workshop, University of Trento, March 17, 2015.
Discussant. “Le rivolte Arabe e l’Islam” ed. By Massimo Campanini, book presentation, 4 Dec. 2013
Chair, Social Movement Session “Politicization, Transnational Protest and Democratic Alternatives”, ESA meeting, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 7-9 September 2011.
Chair, Social Movement Session “The Policing of Dissent and New Forms of Political Participation in Social Movements”, ESA meeting, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 7-9 September 2011.
Chair, Session “Diasporas and development” International conference The Migration-Development Nexus Revisited: State of the Art and Ways Ahead, University of Trento, Italy, 8-10 June 2011.
Discussant, session “Acteurs, mobilisation et expression politique” Graduate School «Migrations et Diversité culturelle », Séminaire doctoral annuel, Etudes migratoires et post-migratoires : débats théoriques et méthodologiques, Louvain, 19-20 May 2011.
Paper presentation, “Structurer un article”, Workshop, GERME, Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB, Brussels, May 2011.
Book presentation: Katia Pilati. 2010. La partecipazione politica degli immigrati. Il caso di Milano. Roma: Armando Editore, collana UNAR, Exhibition of the small and medium publishers “Più libri, più liberi” Roma, 6 December 2010.
Presentation,‘POLIS Young Researchers’ Prize’, Come stanno le scienze sociali italiane?, Milan, Italian Sociological Association Meeting, Casa della Cultura, 24 September 2010.
Chair, Session “Migrant networks”, Migration and Social Theory Graduate Conference. Graduate School, School of Migration Studies, University of Trento, Trento, 12-13 June 2009.
LOCALMULTIDEM Symposium. Presentation of the city study: Civic and political participation by Filipino, Egyptian and Ecuadorian migrants in Milan, University of Manchester, 24 November 2008.
Discussant, ECPR Panel “Organizational networks, social capital, and immigrant’s political participation. European Conference of Political Research”, Pisa,6-8 September 2007.