Ilaria Pietropoli

Via Alla Cascata, 56 - 38123 Trento
ilaria.pietropoli[at]unitn [dot] it
  • 2022: Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Research. Thesis: Unequal starts: The role of different learning environments in the development of social inequalities in skills during early childhood. Supervisor Prof. M. Triventi. Committee members: Prof. Helen Russel, Prof. Emmanuele Pavolini, Prof. Stefani Scherer. 
  • 2017: Double Master's degree in Sociology and Social Research (UNITN) and Sociology and Demography (UPF). Thesis: Parental practices and children’s educational achievements in Germany: Insights in the mechanisms of social reproduction. Supervisor: Prof. S. Scherer and Prof. M. J. González. 
  • 2013: Double Bachelor's degree in Sociology (UNITN - KU Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt). Thesis: Future with children: family friendly policies in German universities. A case study from the university Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (in German). Supervisor. Prof. S. Scherer and Prof. Joost van Loon.
Academic career and teaching activities
  • 09/2022 -: Research Fellow for the project "ALFA - Aligning with Law Family Arrangements: Non-traditional Families' Contribution to Addressing Italy's Demographic Crisis", UNITN. Principal Investigator: Prof. A. Vitali.
  • 01/2022-08/2022: Research fellow for the project "The impact of family-work reconciliation on the well-being of individuals and families," UNIMIB. Principal Investigator: Prof. E. Riva.

Teaching activities:

  • 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 - Methods and techniques of social research (SPS/07, L-40, 24 hours). UNITN. Holder: Prof. M. Triventi.
  • 2023 - Social and quantitative research and social statistics (SECS-S/05, 15 hours). UNIBZ. Holder: Prof.  G. Cavrini.
Research interests

Ilaria is a sociologist. Her main research areas are the sociology of family, early educational inequalities, child development, social stratification, and quantitative methods. 

Research work

Participation in research projects as postdoctoral researcher:

  • ALFA - Aligning with Law Fertility Arrangements: Non-traditional families' contribution to addressing Italy's demographic crisis. 
  • Impact of work-family reconciliation on wellbeing of individuals and families
Memberships in societies and scientific committees
  • AISP - Italian Association for Population Studies 
  • SISEC - Italian Society for Economic Sociology 
  • ECSR - European Consortium for Sociological Research
Conferences and lectures

Participation to national and international conferences: 

  • 2023: AISP
  • 2022: ECSR, SISEC.
  • 2021: Scuola Democratica, RC28.
  • 2020: SISEC
  • 2019: ECSR, Joint graduate conference at UPF
  • 2018: NEPS Conference

Organization of conferences and seminars:

  • 2023: SISEC, Session: Organizzazione di conferenze e seminari:
  • 2023: SISEC, Sessione: Gender Inequalities in Education: Achievements, Choices, and Consequences. 
Other work
  • 11/2016-08/2017 - Research trainee at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (Vienna).