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I completed my Phd in Psychology (Area of Specialisation: Community Psychology) at the ISPA-University Institute of Lisbon. From 2019 to 2020 I was a British Academy Newton International Fellow at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford, and in December 2020 I started my research contract at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of Lisbon following the successful application to the FCT Call Scientific Employment Stimulus 2018. My research focuses primarily on immigration detention (in Portugal, Italy, and the UK). Mixing qualitative/quantitative interviews and ethnographic observations, I study the daily life and lived experiences of people inside detention centres. Based on my work, I authored a number of papers in international books/journals and blogposts. I am currently an Associate Director at Border Criminologies, University of Oxford, and a member of the Executive Board of the European Community Psychology Association (ECPA) as well as of the Editorial Board of the international journal Community Psychology in Global Perspective (CPGP). I am also a member of the feminist NGO BeFree (Rome, Italy), and I worked several years as an advocate for women victims of gender-based violence, including migrant women held inside Rome's detention centre. During my academic career I have been awarded several grants, including the 2017 Janet Hyde Graduate Student Research Grant to support feminist research sponsored by the Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of the American Psychology Association), the 2018 National Student Representative Research Grants sponsored by the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychology Association), the Best Doctoral Thesis Award 2021 sponsored by the European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), and the Best Dissertation in a Topic Relevant to Community Psychology Award sponsored by Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychology Association).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Francesca Esposito

Citation names

  • Esposito, Francesca

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
F718-CEBF-C631
ORCID iD
0000-0003-1698-5046

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Psychology
  • Social Sciences - Law - Criminology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
Italian (Mother tongue)
Education
Degree Classification
2013/06 - 2019/01
Concluded
Psychology (Doutoramento)
Major in Community Psychology
Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vida, Portugal
"Life and Lived Experiences of People inside Migration-related detention: An ecological exploration into Rome's detention centre." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Full marks with honors.
2011 - 2016
Concluded
School of Specialization in Health Psychology, "Sapienza" University of Rome (Postgraduate Certificate)
Major in Health Psychology
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Facoltà di Medicina e Psicologia, Italy
"Self Help as a Tool to Promote Quality of Life: Voices of Women Survivors of Intimate Patner Violence" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Full marks with honors.
2007 - 2010
Concluded
Dynamic and Clinical Psychology of the person, the organizations and the community (Master)
Major in Community Psychology
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Facoltà di Medicina e Psicologia, Italy
"Disability and school inclusion in Mozambique from teachers' point of view: an exploratory research within an international cooperation project." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Full marks with honors.
2003 - 2007
Concluded
Psychological sciences and techniques for clinical intervention with the person, the group, and the institutions. (Bachelor)
Major in Clinical Psychology
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
"Resoconto tirocinio (Internship Report)" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Full marks with honors.
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/12 - 2026/12 Contracted Researcher (Research) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Portugal
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Portugal
2019/01 - 2020/11 Postdoc (Research) Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
2018 - 2020/11 Researcher (Research) ISPA-Instituto Universitário, APPsyCI - Applied Psychology Research Center Capabilities & Inclusion, Portugal
ISPA-Instituto Universitário, APPsyCI - Applied Psychology Research Center Capabilities & Inclusion, Portugal
2018/10 - 2019/03 Visiting Researcher (Research) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Portugal
2017/05 - 2017/06 Visiting Researcher (Research) University of Oxford - Center for Criminology (Faculty of Law), United Kingdom

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2018/01 - 2018/11 Research Consultant International Organization for Migration - Portugal, Portugal
2009 - 2016 Consultant (various positions as trainer, researcher, community psychologist) BeFree Cooperativa Sociale contro tratta, violenza, discriminazioni, Italy
2012/12 - 2013/05 National Research Expert Aletta Kennisinstituut voor Emancipatie en Vrouwengeschiedenis, Netherlands
2012/01 - 2013/04 Community Psychologist (community integration of people with mental health challenges) Associação para o Estudo e Integração Psicossocial, Portugal
2009/02 - 2009/08 Internship, Chair of Community Psychology Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
2008 - 2009 Community Psychologist (community integration of unaccompained migrant minors). A.T.I. Domus Caritas – Arciconfraternita S.S. Sacramento , Italy
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2021 - 2022/12/31 The Gender of Margins: Shedding Light on Detained Women's Experiences
SRG2021\210644
Principal investigator
The British Academy
Ongoing
2019 - 2021 Immigration Detention in Italy and Greece: Safeguarding Human Rights at European Southern Frontier
Researcher
University of Oxford - Border Criminologies, United Kingdom
Open Society Foundations
Ongoing
2019 - 2020/12 Making Gender Visibile: An Intersectional Exploration of Immigration Detention in the UK, Italy, and Portugal.
Principal investigator
Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
The British Academy
Concluded
2019 - 2020 Agua Futura
B56C18002050005
Researcher
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Dipartimento di Psicologia Dinamica e Clinica, Italy
Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Concluded
2009 - 2010/07 PRETEP: Programma di Supporto alla Riforma del Sistema della Formazione Tecnico-Professionale attualmente in corso in Mozambico su finanziamento del Governo Italiano. Un progetto pilota sull'inclusione scolastica degli studenti disabili.
AID 8095
Master Student Fellow
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Facoltà di Medicina e Psicologia, Italy
Cooperazione italiana allo Sviluppo

Governo Italiano Ministero degli Affari Esteri
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Esposito, Francesca. A detenção das pessoas migrantes em Portugal: Um debate silenciado. Portugal: Outro Modo. 2023.
    Accepted • Editor
Book chapter
  1. Esposito, Francesca; Giuliani, Gaia; Pessoa, Emerson; Silva, Vera. "The Covid-19 pandemic and its impacts: a dialogue on intersectional vulnerabilities and resistances". In Pandemic of Perspectives: Creative Re-imaginings, edited by Mehta, Rimple; Thakur, Sandali; Chakraborty, Debaroti. Routledge, 2022.
    In press
  2. Procentese, Fortuna; Novara, Cinzia; Esposito, Francesca (F718-CEBF-C631). "Emergenze collettive [Collective Emergencies]". In Psicologia di Comunità Volume II. Metodologia, ricerca e intervento., edited by Arcidiacono, Caterina; di Piccoli, Norma; Mannarini, Terri; Marta, Elena, 120-135. Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli, 2022.
    Published
  3. Caja, Emilio; Celoria, Eleonora; Mattiello, Giacomo; Esposito, Francesca. "E dopo il lockdown, cosa?". In Corpi reclusi in attesa di espulsione: La detenzione amministrativa in Europa al tempo della sindemia, edited by Esposito, Francesca; Caja, Emilio; Mattiello, Giacomo, 123-165. Turin, Italy: Edizioni SEB27, 2022.
    Published
  4. Esposito, Francesca (F718-CEBF-C631); Caja, Emilio; Mattiello, Giacomo. "Storie di violenza, storie di resistenza: note a margine per un futuro abolizionista". In Corpi reclusi in attesa di espulsione: La detenzione amministrativa in Europa al tempo della sindemia, edited by Esposito, Francesca; Caja, Emilio; Mattiello, Giacomo, 309-320. Turin, Italy: Edizioni SEB27, 2022.
    Published
  5. Esposito, Francesca; Caja, Emilio; Mattiello, Giacomo. "Introduzione". In Corpi reclusi in attesa di espulsione: La detenzione amministrativa in Europa al tempo della sindemia, edited by Esposito, Francesca; Caja, Emilio; Mattiello, Giacomo, 15-28. Turin, Italy: Edizioni SEB27, 2022.
    Published
  6. Mattiello, Giacomo; Caja, Emilio; Esposito, Francesca. ""Ormai non ci guarda più nessuno": un confinamento nel confinamento". In Corpi reclusi in attesa di espulsione: La detenzione amministrativa in Europa al tempo della sindemia, edited by Esposito, Francesca; Caja, Emilio; Mattiello, Giacomo. Turin, Italy: Edizioni SEB27, 2022.
    Published
  7. Bosworth, Mary; Esposito, Francesca; Fili, Andriani. "Accessing Justice from Immigration Detention in Greece and Italy". In Rule of Law: Strategies, Experiences, and Interpretations, edited by Faedda, Barbara, 177-185. Vicenza: Ronzani Editore, 2021.
    Published
  8. Arcidiacono, Caterina; Esposito, Francesca. "Osservazione Ecologica". In Psicologia di comunità per le città. Rigenerazione urbana a Porta Capuana, edited by Arcidiacono, Caterina, 199-207. Italy: Liguori, 2017.
    Published
  9. Esposito, Francesca; Ornelas, José; Arcidiacono, Caterina. "Migration-related detention: A focus on the Italian context". In The Borders of Schengen, edited by Cunha, Alice; Silva, Marta; Frederico, Rui, 177-191. Bruxelles, Belgium: Peter Lang, 2015.
    Published
  10. Esposito, Francesca. "Quale potere per quale salute? Una proposta di rilettura della psicologia della salute in ottica critica: Professionisti della salute e/o agenti critici di cambiamento?". In La Torre di Igea. Psicosomatica e psicologia della salute, edited by Garufi Bozza, Giovanni, 101-126. Italy: Edizioni Psiconline (Collana: Ricerche e contributi in psicologia), 2015.
    Published
  11. Gargano, Oria; Esposito, Francesca; Quinto, Carla R.; De Masi, Francesca. "La tratta delle donne nigeriane: dalla Libia all'Italia, dalla schiavitú alla deportazione". In Libeccio d'Oltremare, edited by Pirri, Ambra, 247-276. Italy: Ediesse (Collana: Sessismo e Razzismo), 2011.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Esposito, Francesca; Ornelas, José; Arcidiacono, Caterina; Briozzo, Erica. "Life and resistance in a Detention Unit in Portugal". Paper presented in 2nd International Conference “Race, Identity, Globalization. Disavowal, dominations and transformations" (Lisbon), 2017.
  2. Esposito, Francesca; Ornelas, José; Arcidiacono, Caterina; Scirocchi, Silvia. "Ecologia de um centro de detenção para migrantes em situação irregular: o caso do CIE de Roma". Paper presented in IX Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia (Faro), 2016.
  3. Esposito, Francesca; Ornelas, José; Arcidiacono, Caterina. "Una analisi ecologica di un centro di identificazione ed espulsione per migranti in situazione di irregolarità". Paper presented in XI Convegno nazionale SIPCO “Frontiere di Comunità: Complessità confronto” (Bergamo), 2016.
  4. Esposito, Francesca; Ornelas, José; Arcidiacono, Caterina. "Migration-Related Detention: A new Challenge. What Can Community Psychologists Do?". Paper presented in 9th European Congress of Community Psychology "Beyond the Crisis. Building Community and critical visions to achieve justice, fairness and well-being" (Naples), 2013.
  5. Costa, Pedro Alexandre; Esposito, Francesca; Pereira, Henrique; Leal, Isabel. "The social context of lesbian and gay families in Portugal". Paper presented in 9th European Congress of Community Psychology "Beyond the Crisis. Building Community and critical visions to achieve justice, fairness and well-being" (Naples), 2013.
  6. Tomai, Manuela; Rosa, Veronica; Esposito, Francesca. "The Representation of the Psychological Intervention Among Italian Hospital Physicians". Paper presented in 22nd World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine (Lisbon), 2013.
  7. Rosa, Veronica; Tomai, Manuela; Esposito, Francesca. "The Role of Psychologists in Italian Hospital Settings". Paper presented in 22nd World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine (Lisbon), 2013.
  8. Esposito, Francesca. "Coming out From Violence: An Help-Desk for Women Victims of Violence by Their Same-sex Partners". Paper presented in LGBT Psychology and Related Fields "Coming Out for LGBT Psychology in the current International scenario" (Lisbon), 2013.
  9. Esposito, Francesca; Tomai, Manuela; Costa, Pedro Alexandre. "From victims to survivors: narratives about self-help impact on women’s empowerment". Paper presented in 14th SCRA Biennial Conference (Miami), 2013.
  10. Esposito, Francesca; Arcidiacono, Caterina; Ornelas, José. "Living on the border: an ecological glimpse on migrant-related administrative detention centres". Paper presented in 14th SCRA Biennial Conference (Miami), 2013.
  11. Esposito, Francesca; Texeira, Erica. "A Matter of Gen(d)re: using audio-visual tools to promote gender awareness and empowerment". Paper presented in 14th SCRA Biennial Conference (Miami), 2013.
  12. Esposito, Francesca; Tomai, Manuela. "Usar a ajuda-mútua para promover o empowerment de mulheres sobreviventes de violência nas relações intimas". Paper presented in II Encontro Psicologia Comunitária (Ponta Delgada), 2012.
  13. Esposito, Francesca; Quinto, Carla R.; De Masi, Francesca. "Contrastare le ingiustizie sociali all’interno dei Centri di Identificazione ed Espulsione (C.I.E.): un’esperienza di lavoro con le donne immigrate vittime". Paper presented in 8th National Conference The prevention in the school and in the community: "Quality in action" (Padova), 2011.
Edited book
  1. Corpi reclusi in attesa di espulsione: La detenzione amministrativa in Europa al tempo della sindemia. Turin, Italy: Edizioni SEB27. 2022.
    Published • Editor
Journal article
  1. Esposito, Francesca; Di Martino, Salvatore; Briozzo, Erica; Arcidiacono, Caterina; Ornelas, José. "Women's experiences of immigration detention in Italy: Evaluating the role of procedural fairness, human dignity, and well-being". Frontiers in Psychology 12 (2022):
    Accepted
  2. Esposito, Francesca; Tazzioli, Martina. "Cramp, cheat and disperse: the economies of migrants' hotel confinement in the UK". Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (2022):
    Accepted
  3. Esposito, Francesca; Bosworth, Mary. "Gendered Violence and Border Control: Looking at the British Immigration Detention System". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) (2022):
    Open access • Under revision
  4. Esposito, Francesca; Di Napoli, Immacolata; Ornelas, José; Briozzo, Erica; Arcidiacono, Caterina. "Examining life in detention: A process of survey translation and adaptation through an ecological and collaborative approach". Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community (2021): 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2021.1918827.
    Published • 10.1080/10852352.2021.1918827
  5. Carnevale, Stefania; Di Napoli, Immacolata; Esposito, Francesca; Arcidiacono, Caterina. "Drawingvoice 2.0: classroom joint designing and Facebook interactions to develop reflexivity and awareness". Educational Technology Research and Development 69 6 (2021): 2939-2962. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11423-021-10042-3.
    Published • 10.1007/s11423-021-10042-3
  6. Esposito, Francesca. "Immigration Detention and the Coloniality of Gender". Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez 51-1 (2021): 271-275. http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/mcv.14768.
    Published • 10.4000/mcv.14768
  7. Esposito, Francesca; Ornelas, José; Scirocchi, Silvia; Tomai, Manuela; Di Napoli, Immacolata; Arcidiacono, Caterina. "'Yes, But Somebody Has to Help Them, Somehow': Looking at the Italian Detention Field through the Eyes of Professional Nonstate Actors". International Migration Review 55 1 (2021): 166-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0197918320921134.
    Open access • 10.1177/0197918320921134
  8. Esposito, Francesca; Matos, Raquel; Bosworth, Mary. "Gender, Vulnerability and Everyday Resistance in Immigration Detention: Women's Experiences of Confinement in a Portuguese Detention Facility". International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 9 3 (2020): 5-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v9i3.1588.
    Open access • Published • 10.5204/ijcjsd.v9i3.1588
  9. Esposito, Francesca; Murtaza, Alí; Peano, Irene; Vacchiano, Francesco. "Fragmented citizenship: contemporary infrastructures of mobility containment along two migratory routes". Citizenship Studies 24 5 (2020): 625-641. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2020.1784642.
    Open access • Published • 10.1080/13621025.2020.1784642
  10. Esposito, Francesca; Kellezi, Blerina. "Border violence, migrant resistance, and acts of solidarity at individual, collective, and community levels: Critical reflections from a Community Psychology perspective". Community Psychology in Global Perspective 6 1 (2020): 1-16. http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp/article/view/21829.
    Open access • Published
  11. Esposito, Francesca; Ornelas, José; Briozzo, Erica; Arcidiacono, Caterina. "Ecology of Sites of Confinement: Everyday Life in a Detention Center for Illegalized Non-citizens". American Journal of Community Psychology 63 1-2 (2019): 190-207. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12313.
    10.1002/ajcp.12313
  12. Esposito, Francesca; Ornelas, José; Scirocchi, Silvia; Arcidiacono, Caterina. "Voices from the Inside: Lived Experiences of Women Confined in a Detention Center". Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 44 2 (2019): 403-431. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/699344.
    Published • 10.1086/699344
  13. Matos, Raquel; Esposito, Francesca. "Women's experiences of border crossing: gender, mobility and border control". International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 5 4 (2019): 371-391. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijmbs.2019.105809.
    Published • 10.1504/ijmbs.2019.105809
  14. Langhout, Regina Day ; Buckingham, Sara L.; Oberoi, Ashmeet Kaur ; Chávez, Noé Rubén ; Rusch, Dana; Esposito, Francesca; Suarez-Balcazar, Yolanda. "Statement on the Effects of Deportation and Forced Separation on Immigrants, their Families, and Communities". American Journal of Community Psychology 62 1-2 (2018): 3-12. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajcp.12256.
    Open access • Published • 10.1002/ajcp.12256
  15. Esposito, F.; Tomai, M.; Nannini, V.; Giardinieri, L.; Costa, P.A.. "From rehabilitation to recovery: A self-help experience to regain quality of life after violence". Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation 19 3-4 (2018): 85-104. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85065584225&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.19057/jser.2019.42
  16. Costa, Pedro Alexandre; Carneiro, Francis Anne; Esposito, Francesca; D’Amore, Salvatore; Green, Robert-Jay. "Sexual Prejudice in Portugal: Results from the First Wave European Study on Heterosexual’s Attitudes Toward Same-Gender Marriage and Parenting". Sexuality Research and Social Policy 15 1 (2017): 99-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13178-017-0292-y.
    10.1007/s13178-017-0292-y
  17. Esposito, Francesca. "Practicing ethnography in migration-related detention centers: A reflexive account". Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community 45 1 (2017): 57-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2016.1197742.
    Published • 10.1080/10852352.2016.1197742
  18. Tomai, Manuela; Langher, Viviana; Martino, Gabriella; Esposito, Francesca; Ricci, Maria Elisabetta; Caputo, Andrea. "Promoting the development of children with disabilities through school inclusion: clinical psychology in supporting teachers in Mozambique". Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology 5 3 (2017): http://cab.unime.it/journals/index.php/MJCP/article/view/1671.
    Open access • Published • 10.6092/2282-1619/2017.5.1671
  19. Tomai, M.; Esposito, F.; Rosa, V.. "Psychologists in Italian hospital settings: An exploratory analysis of hospital physicians' representations and demands of psychological intervention". Interdisciplinaria 34 1 (2017): 5-23. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85030679426&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Esposito, Francesca; Quinto, Carla R.; De Masi, Francesca; Gargano, Oria; Costa, Pedro Alexandre. "Voices of Nigerian Women Survivors of Trafficking Held in Italian Centres for Identification and Expulsion". International Migration 54 4 (2016): 133-149. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imig.12253.
    10.1111/imig.12253
  21. Esposito, Francesca; Ornelas, José; Arcidiacono, Caterina. "Migration-related detention centers: the challenges of an ecological perspective with a focus on justice". BMC International Health and Human Rights 15 13 (2015): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12914-015-0052-0.
    Open access • Published • 10.1186/s12914-015-0052-0
  22. Ornelas, José; Sacchetto, Beatrice; Esposito, Francesca. "Il Programma Casas Primeiro per le persone senza fissa dimora nella città di Lisbona". SouQuaderni 10 (2014): http://www.souqonline.it/home2_2.asp?idtesto=2009&idpadre=869&son=1#.XD-DLSfSI6g.
    Open access • Published
  23. Ornelas, José; Esposito, Francesca; Sacchetto, Beatrice. "Contributi di una organizzazione su base comunitaria per la trasformazione del Sistema di Salute Mentale in Portogallo [Contributions of a Community-Based Organization for the Transformation of the Mental Health System in Portugal]". Rivista di Psicologia Clinica 1 (2014): 220-239. http://www.rivistadipsicologiaclinica.it/ojs/index.php/rpc/article/view/436/565.
  24. Esposito, Francesca. "Self-help groups with women victims of intimate partner violence". Funzione Gamma 29 (2012): https://www.funzionegamma.it/self-help-groups-with-women-victims-of-intimate-partner-violence/.
    Open access • Published
  25. Ornelas, José H.; Moniz, Maria João Vargas; Sacchetto, Beatrice; Esposito, Francesca. "Contributi della psicologia di comunità per lo sviluppo dei servizi su base comunitaria per le persone con malattie mentali". PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA 1 (2010): 101-109. https://www.francoangeli.it/Riviste/Scheda_Rivista.aspx?idArticolo=40166.
    Published • 10.3280/PSC2010-001009
  26. Esposito, Francesca; Ljubisavljevic, Biljana; Forteschi, Alessandra; Quinto, Carla R.. "Violenza domestica in Italia: Analisi e prospettive – Häusliche Gewalt in Italien: Analysen und Perspektiven". Olympe: Feministische Arbeitshefte zur Politik 29 (2009): 128-137. http://www.frauenarchivostschweiz.ch/files/olympe/olympe_29.pdf.
    Open access • Published
Journal issue
  1. Esposito, Francesca; Kellezi, Blerina. "Migrant resistance and acts of solidarity at individual, collective and community level". Community Psychology in Global Perspective 6 1 (2020): http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp/announcement/view/95.
    Published • Editor
Magazine article
  1. Canning, Victoria; Esposito, Francesca. "Refugee Women Connect Take Over: International Women’s Day!", Border Criminologies blog, University of Oxford, 2021, https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2021/03/refugee-women.
  2. Esposito, Francesca; Caja, Emilio; Mattiello, Giacomo. "'No one is looking at us anymore': Migrant Detention and Covid-19 in Italy", Border Criminologies blog, University of Oxford, 2020, https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2020/11/no-one-looking-us.
  3. Esposito, Francesca; Canning, Victoria. "Borders Through Time: Commemorating Lampedusa", Border Criminologies blog, University of Oxford, 2020, https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2020/10/borders-through.
  4. Esposito, Francesca; Bosworth, Mary. "Landscapes of Border Control: A Critical Examination of Italian Practices", Border Criminologies blog, 2020, https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2020/02/landscapes-border.
  5. Esposito, Francesca. "Discriminazione senza frontiere", Left, 2020
  6. Esposito, Francesca. "A Critical Look at the Italian Immigration and Asylum Policies: Building ‘Walls of Laws’", Border Criminologies blog, 2017, https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2017/07/critical-look.
  7. Esposito, Francesca. "Donne Migranti tra Oppressione e Resistenza: Voci dal CIE.", InGenere, 2016, http://www.ingenere.it/articoli/donne-migranti-voci-dal-cie.
  8. Esposito, Francesca. "Understanding Migrant Women’s Experiences as a Way to Challenge the ‘Single Story’.", Border Criminologies blog, 2016, https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2016/07/understanding.
  9. Esposito, Francesca. "The Messiness of Research: My Experience as a young female researcher at an Italian Migrant Detention Centre.", COMPAS, University of Oxford, 2015, https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/2015/the-messiness-of-research-my-experience-as-a-young-female-researcher-at-an-italian-migrant-detention-centre/.
  10. Esposito, Francesca. "Using Images in Research on Immigration Detention: Tensions and Challenges.", Border Criminologies blog, 2015, https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2015/03/using-images.
Report
  1. Esposito, Francesca; Caja, Emilio; Mattiello, Giacomo. 2020. 'No one is looking at us anymore': Migrant Detention and Covid-19 in Italy. https://bit.ly/2XFYIyj.
  2. Bondí, Loretta; De Masi, Francesca; Esposito, Francesca; Festagallo, Federica; Gargano, Oria; Quinto, Carla R.. 2016. Inter/rotte: storie di tratta, percorsi di resistenza. http://www.befreecooperativa.org/wordpress/2016/05/interrotte-storie-di-tratta-percorsi-di-resistenze/.

Artistic / Performance

Artistic exhibition
  1. Esposito, Francesca; Giuliani, Gaia. For an intersectional visual counter-narrative of detention. Women in Ponte Galeria (Italy) - Photo exhibition at the International Conference 'Endangered Bodies'. 2018.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2021/09/23 [Invited] Examining and challenging immigration detention: what role for community psychology? ECPA webinar series
European Community Psychology Association
2021/07/15 [Invited] The gendered harms of immigration detention To identify and expel: Historical and geographical perspectives on administrative detention
University of Cagliari (Cagliari, Italy)
2021/06/03 Migrant (In)Justice and the Role of the Psychological Establishment 11th European Conference on Community Psychology
European Community Psychology Association (ECPA); Norwegian Psychological Association (NPA); European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA) (online conference, Norway)
2021/01/28 [Invited] Making Gender Visible in Immigration Detention Centre for Criminology internal seminar series
Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford (online seminar)
2020/12/10 [Keynote] Community Psychology in the face of new total institutions: the case of migrant detention Ciclo de Conferências ISPA 2020/2021
ISPA - Instituto de Ciências Psicologicas, Sociais e da Vida (online conference)
2020/11/27 [Invited] Immigration Detention and the Coloniality of Gender ‘Race, Ethnicity and Migration’ seminar series
COMPAS - The University of Oxford's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (online seminar series, United Kingdom)
2020/11/26 Gender, Vulnerability and Everyday Resistance in Migration-related Detention The Gender of Borders
GEMIFRO Programme: Gender, Migration and Borders; Convergence Migration Institute; GTM-CRESPPA Paris /MIGRINTER, University of Poitiers; (online conference)
2020/11/13 [Invited] Situação das mulheres detidas durante a pandemia Covid-19 Mulheres na pandemia Covid-19: Forças em situação de vulnerabilidade
Forum Refúgio (online seminar)
2020/11/11 Community psychology in gender violence at stake 8th International Conference of Community Psychology. Fostering and Sustaining Solidarities: Communities, Activism, Knowledges and Environment
Victoria University (Melbourne, AU) (online conference, Australia)
2020/02 [Invited] Landscapes of Border Control: Mapping border control practices in Italy. ‘No More Detention?
ADIF - Associazione Diritti e Frontiere (Rome, Italy)
2020/02 [Invited] Detention and repatriation of migrants in Europe: a comparison between the different Member States of the EU. Externalization of borders: Practices of detention and denial of the right to asylum
ASGI as part of the Sciabaca & Oruka projects (Lagos, Nigeria)
2019/10 [Invited] Making gender visible in migration-related detention. International Conference “From Conflict and Hate to Healing and Hope. Psychological perspectives on Community and Wellness”
University Federico II of Naples (Naples, Italy)
2019/09 [Invited] Detention in Portugal: a silenced debate. Summer School “Archives of the Present: Racism, Activism, and Remembrance”
Centro de Estudos Sociais - CES (Coimbra, Portugal)
2019/09 Narrating the gendered life of detention from the inside. 5th Community Psychology Festival
University of Brighton (Brighton, United Kingdom)
2019/09 Detention in Portugal: a silenced debate. 7th Biennial Network Conference “Afroeuropeans: Black In/Visibilities Contested”
ISCTE- University Institute (Lisbon, Portugal)
2019/08 [Invited] A detenção migrante em Portugal: Um debate ocultado. Panel Session “Acolhimento e Integração de Refugiados: Portugal é o País das Boas Prácticas?”
Forum Socialismo 2019 (Bloco de Esquerda) (Porto, Portugal)
2019/01/08 [Invited] Inside Migration-Related Detention: Lived Experiences of Women Detainees. Seminar Series of the Research Group 'Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities.
Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS) (Lisbon, Portugal)
2018/12 [Invited] Workshop "Intersectional and Narrative Approach to Research. Understanding Migrant Women’s Lived Experiences". PhD course “Mind, Gender and Language”.
University Federico II of Naples (Naples, Italy)
2018/10 [Invited] Researching (at) the border: ‘messy’ stories of research and advocacy work in migration-related detention centres. Annual Conference “XIII Edição dos Jovens Cientistas Sociais” entitled “Metodologias for a da caixa”
Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2018/10 Power in Immigration Detention: Lived Experiences of Women Detainees. International Conference "SOLIDERE. The Social Life of Deportation Regimes: Interrogating the Implementation Interface".
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences & Institute for Social Science Research (AISRR) of Amsterdam, and Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. (Athens, Greece)
2018/10 Women in Immigration Detention. International Conference "Endangered Bodies".
School of Arts and Humanities - FLUL (Lisbon, Portugal)
2018/09 Immigration detention in Portugal: data from the field. International Workshop “How can Science and Technology Studies help to reflect on the political crisis associated with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers?”
Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2018/06 [Invited] Organizing to defend the rights of migrant women in Italian detention centers. International Conference "Challenging Migrant Detention: Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health".
SHERPA Research Center and McGill Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry. (Montreal, Canada)
2018/06 Immigration detention in Italy: data from the field. International Conference “Challenging Migrant Detention: Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health”.
SHERPA Research Center and McGill Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry. (Montreal, Canada)
2018/05 Looking at the Italian detention field through the eyes of professional actors. International Symposium “Borders, Racisms, and Harms: A Symposium”.
Birkbeck, University of London (London, United Kingdom)
2018/03 [Invited] Power and Resistance in Immigration Detention: Lived Experiences of Women. Seminar Series "The Long History of Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood".
Stanford University Program, University of Oxford. (Oxford, United Kingdom)
2017/12 Migration-related detention in Portugal: data from the field. International Workshop “Bordering: a view from Portugal”
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA), and CRIA da Universidade do Minho. (Lisbon, Portugal)
2017/12 Gender and migration control: experiences of foreign women detained in Portugal. International Workshop “Bordering: a view from Portugal”.
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA), and CRIA da Universidade do Minho. (Lisbon, Portugal)
2017/10 Living the border: ‘messy’ stories of research and advocacy work in immigration detention centres. ECPA 10th European Congress.
European Community Psychology Association (ECPA). (New Castle, United Kingdom)
2017/07 Experiences of migrant women confined in Italian detention centers. 15th European Congress of Psychology "Psychology addressing society's greatest challenges".
European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA). (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2017/06 [Invited] Lecture "Overview of the Italian Context of Migrant Detention". Summer Course on Frameworks and Tools for Global Practice (SCWK 7797).
Boston College School of Social Work. (Chestnut Hill, MA., United States)
2017/06 [Invited] Seminar "Lived Experiences of Women Detained Inside Italian Immigration Detention Centres". Seminar Series
University of Oxford - Center for Criminology (Faculty of Law). (Oxford., United Kingdom)
2017/06 Migration-related detention centers: two ethnographic case studies. 16th SCRA Biennal Conference "Transformative Community Psychology".
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA) (Ottawa, Canada)
2017/06 "When you are inside you get like stuck”: accounts from people working inside Rome’s migrant detention center. Neuchatel Graduate Conference of Migration and Mobility Studies.
National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for migration and mobility studies, University of Neuchatel. (Neuchatel, Switzerland)
2016/09 Psicologia Comunitária e contextos de detenção para migrantes indocumentad@s. Congresso da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses.
Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP). (Porto, Portugal)
2016/09 Esperienze di migranti trattenuti/e in Centri di Identificazione ed Espulsione. XIV Congresso Nazionale della Sezione di Psicologia sociale dell’Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP).
Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP). (Naples, Italy)
2016/07 Trajetorias e experiências de mulheres em situação de detenção. IX Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia.
Associação Portuguesa de Psicologia (APP). (Faro, Portugal)
2016/06 [Invited] Everyday life in a migration-related detention center: women’s experiences of oppression and resistance. International workshop on “Critical Prison Studies, Carceral Ethnography, and Human Rights: From Lived Experience to Global Action”.
Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL). (Oñati, Spain)
2016/05 Migration-related detention in Italy: the case of Rome's Center for Identification and Expulsion. 6th International Conference on Community Psychology “Global Dialogues on Critical Knowledges, Liberation and Community”.
University of South Africa; South African Medical Research Council; Psychological Society of South Africa. (Durban, South Africa)
2015/11 Researching migration-related detention: which challenges for community psychology? ECPA Seminar “Strengthening Community Psychology in Europe”.
European Community Psychology Association (ECPA). (Lisbon, Portugal)
2015/06 Living the border: Ethnography of everyday life in a Italian migration-related detention center. 15th SCRA Biennal Conference "Celebrating 50 Years of Community Psychology".
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA) (Lowell (MA), United States)
2015/06 Doing ecological research in constraining contexts: the challenges of pursuing collaboration in sites of confinement. 15th SCRA Biennal Conference "Celebrating 50 Years of Community Psychology".
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA) (Lowell (MA), United States)
2015/06 A experência da vida quotidiana dentro dos centros de detenção para migrantes considerados em situação de irregularidade: um estudo ecológico. International Conference “Schengen: People, Borders and Mobility”
Instituto de História Contemporânea da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. (Lisbon, Portugal)
2015/06 Quale Psicologia della Salute per quali contesti: esperienze a confronto. XI Congresso Nazionale SIPSA.
Società Italiana di Psicologia della Salute. (Catania, Italy)
2014/12 Ecologia de um centro de detenção para migrantes indocumentados/as. III Congresso Nacional de Psicologia Comunitaria/I Encontro Nacional de Educação Comunitária.
Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicologia Comunitária. (Porto, Portugal)
2014/11 Self-help groups for women survivors of intimate partner violence: an Italian experience. 4th International Conference on the Survivors of Rape.
Association of Women against Violence (PT); Rape Crises Network Ireland. (Lisbon, Portugal)
2014/11 La violenza contro le donne in Italia: il lavoro di Befree Cooperativa. I Jornada de Estudos de Género "As mulheres e a escrita no contexto lusófono e italiano".
School of Arts and Humanities - FLUL (Lisbon, Portugal)
2014/09 Migration-related detention policies and their impacts: the case of the center of Ponte Galeria, Rome, Italy. 5th International Community Psychology Conference.
UNIFOR - Universidade de Fortaleza. (Fortaleza, Brazil)
2014/09 Analisar os sistemas de detenção para migrantes indocumentados através de uma lente ecológica. IX Congresso Ibero-Americano di Psicologia/2° Congresso da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses.
Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP). (Lisbon, Portugal)
2014/03 [Invited] Workshop "Women’s Body: The Images of Women in Italian Television". Annual Conference entitled "Pornography in Contemporary Times and Spaces".
University of Chester (UK) - Department of Social Studies and Counselling. (Chester., United Kingdom)
2013/11 The Phoenicians who fly to Ithaca: discovering the potential of self-help through sourvivors’ narratives. 9th European Conference of Community Psychology.
European Community Psychology Association (ECPA). (Naples, Italy)
2013/09 La rappresentazione dell’intervento psicologico nei medici ospedalieri italiani. XV Congresso Nazionale della Sezione di Psicologia Clinica e Dinamica.
Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP). (Chieti, Italy)
2013/05 Dentro e Fuori la Formazione: tra PEI e Laboratorio del Processo Formativo. X Congress of SIPSA (Italian Society Health Psychology).
Società Italiana di Psicologia della Salute. (Orvieto, Italy)
2012/07 Uma Questão de Género. Post-Graduate Colloquium Estudos Feministas: O Futuro do Passado.
Faculty of Literature of the University of Coimbra (FLUC). (Coimbra, Portugal)
2012/06 Enhancing psychological intervention in hospital settings: a glimpse of the italian physicians' representations and demands. 2nd Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. (Milan, Italy)
2012/06 Participatory Action Research in an international cooperation plan: promoting school inclusion in Mozambique. 4th International Conference of Community Psychology.
Departament de Psicología Social, Universitat de Barcelona. (Barcelona, Spain)
2011/12 [Invited] Il lavoro di BeFree al Cie di Ponte Galeria. Roundtable "La tortura in Italia non è reato. Riflessioni attorno ad una legge che non c'è. Per i diritti dentro e fuori le carceri".
Comitato Madri per Roma Città Aperta e Il Museo storico della Liberazione (Roma). (Rome., Italy)
2011/11 [Invited] Immigration Detention Centres in Italy. International Seminar "Migration, Illegality and Gender. Some evidence from Portugal and Italy".
Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS). (Lisbon, Portugal)
2011/09 School inclusion of disabled students in Mozambique. A pilot project of Best Practices in class. 5th International Scientific Conference "Special Education and Rehabilitation Today".
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation. (Zlatibor, Serbia)
2011/06 Disabilità e inclusione scolastica in Mozambico: una ricerca-azione partecipata nell’ambito di un progetto di cooperazione internazionale. 8th National Conference The prevention in the school and in the community: "Quality in action".
SIPCPO - Società Italiana di Psicologia di Comunità. (Padova, Italy)
2011/06 Physical and legal geographies of the trade of Nigerian women in Italy: views and stories from C.I.E.s. 4th European Conference on African Studies - ECAS4.
The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet). (Uppsala, Sweden)
2011/05 [Invited] Early intervention program for parents of premature infants. Effects of a psychological support in the first weeks of life on child development at 6 and 12 months. International Symposium "Early intervention and development disorders".
Pediatric Association of Macedonia. (Ohrid., Macedonia)
2011/04 [Invited] Storie di Ponte e di Frontiere. Roundtable "Memorie di Aprile. Nonstop di letture: lettere, documenti, testimonianze. Resistenza (Roma, Italia, Europa), Antifascismo del Ventennio, Deportazione e internamento, Carceraria."
Comitato Madri per Roma Città Aperta e Il Museo storico della Liberazione (Roma). (Rome., Italy)
2007/02 [Invited] The students of the Faculty of Psychology of the University Sapienza of Rome. 5th National Conference of the Forum on Mental Health "Se non ora, quando? Liberi dal bisogno. Forti nei diritti."
Forum Salute Mentale (Italia). (Paola (CS)., Italy)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2022/02/01 - Current The political economy of migration infrastructures. An inquiry into sites of mobility containment in Italy and Portugal
Supervisor
PhD Migration (PhD)
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
2020 - 2023 Contesting the Borders of Human Rights in Portugal and Italy
Co-supervisor
Doctoral Programme Human Rights in Contemporary Societies (PhD)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2021/10 - 2022/06 An exploratory study of the relationship between police corruption and human trafficking in Romania: The perspectives of anti-trafficking NGOs practitioners
Supervisor
Psychology and Criminology (Degree)
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
2021/10 - 2022/06 Experiences of discrimination suffered by Trans Women within the Criminal Justice System: Analysing the systematic neglect of transphobic hate crimes in the UK
Supervisor
Psychology and Criminology (Degree)
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
2021/10 - 2022/06 Understanding Domestic Violence in Colombia through an Intersectional Feminist Lens
Supervisor
Psychology and Criminology (Degree)
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
2021/10 - 2022/06 An exploratory study on the treatment of foreign national women in prison
Supervisor
Psychology and Criminology (Degree)
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
2021/10 - 2022/06 Inside the fences: Analysing media representations of women prisons in England and Wales in comparison to expert's opinion
Supervisor
Psychology and Criminology (Degree)
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
2021/10 - 2022/06 Women's views and representations of police work
Supervisor
Psychology and Criminology (Degree)
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
2021/10 - 2022/06 Hacking: imperative or malicious? Case study of Anonymous
Supervisor
Psychology and Criminology (Degree)
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
2021/10 - 2022/06 The sensationalism of Black male crimes in British tabloid newspapers: A focus on youth crime
Supervisor
Psychology and Criminology (Degree)
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
2020/05 - 2021/02 Comportamiento Ocupacional en mujeres para mejorar la Participación Comunitaria en la problemática del recurso hídrico
Co-supervisor
Maestría en Psicología Clínica de la Comunidad (Master)
Universidad de El Salvador, El Salvador
2020/02 - 2021/02 Experiências e vivências de imigrantes detidos na Unidade Habitacional de Santo António
Co-supervisor
Mestre em Psicologia (Master)
Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vida, Portugal
2019 - 2020 Reflexiones sobre el componente psicosocial del agua en Guatemala.
Co-supervisor
Post-graduate Course in "Community and Clinical Psychology" (Specialization course)
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala

Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
2015 - 2017 La detenzione amministrativa dei migranti. Voci di attori che orbitano attorno al sistema CIE.
Co-supervisor of Silvia Scirocchi
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Facoltà di Medicina e Psicologia, Italy

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2021 - 2022/07/02 9th ICCP- International conference on Community Psychology. Community Regeneration. Bonds and bridges among people and environments (to be held in 2022) (2021 - 2022/07/02)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
2021/01 - 2021/06 Border Abolition 2021 is a two-day online conference aimed at connecting organising, campaigning, activist research and academic work around border violence, incarceration, abolitionism, racism and other interlocking forms of racialisation. (2021/06/18 - 2021/06/19)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
2021 - 2021/05/26 Three-days online Conference entitled 'Safeguarding Human Rights at Europe's Southern Frontier Immigration Detention in Italy and Greece'. By bringing together people struggling against borders in all their forms, this online event seeks to contribute to the limited body of evidence about immigration detention in Greece and Italy and to inspire debate and action. (2021/05/24 - 2021/05/26) University of Oxford - Border Criminologies, United Kingdom
2020/09 - 2020/12/14 Online Roundtable entitled 'La detenzione amministrativa in Italia alla prova del Covid-19'. This roundtable aimed to discuss the recently published report by Esposito, Caja and Mattiello on immigration detention in Italy during Covid-19 with scholars and experts in the field. (2020/12/14 - 2020/12/14)
Round table (President of the Organising Committee)
University of Oxford - Border Criminologies, United Kingdom
2020/09 - 2020/11/30 Roundtable entitled 'Migrant (In)Justice and the Role of the Psychological Establishment'. This international roundtable aimed to discuss how to better centre justice in the work with migrant individuals and communities. (2020/11/30 - 2020/12/01)
Conference (Other)
Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
2020/02/05 - 2020/02/05 Border Criminologies seminar ‘Introducing Manus Prison Theory: Knowing Border Violence’ (Guest Speakers: Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighnian) (2020/02/05 - 2020/02/05)
Seminar (President of the Organising Committee)
University of Oxford - Border Criminologies, United Kingdom
2019/07/04 - 2019/07/04 Panel session ‘Power and resistance in the hydra headed beast of the deportation regime’ at the 7th Biennial Network Conference: ‘Afroeuropeans: Black In/Visibilities Contested’ (2019/07/04 - 2019/07/04)
Round table (Co-organisor)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2017/11/02 - 2017/11/04 2nd International Conference “Race, Identity, Globalization. Disavowal, Dominations and Transformations". (2017/11/02 - 2017/11/04)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Centro de Etnopsicologia Clinica, ISPAInstituto Universitário, Portugal
2017/09/29 - 2017/09/29 Seminar "Deter Migrantes em Portugal: Quebrar o Velo de Silêncio". (2017/09/29 - 2017/09/29)
Seminar (President of the Organising Committee)
Centro de Etnopsicologia Clinica, ISPAInstituto Universitário, Portugal
2014/12/09 - 2014/12/10 1st International Conference "Housing First: Ending Homelessness". (2014/12/09 - 2014/12/10)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Associação para o Estudo e Integração Psicossocial, Portugal
2013/11/07 - 2013/11/09 9th European Congress of Community Psychology “Beyond the Crisis. Building Community and critical visions to achieve justice, fairness and well-being”. (2013/11/07 - 2013/11/09)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), United Kingdom
2013/06/20 - 2013/06/22 1st International Conference on "LGBT Psychology and related fields". (2013/06/20 - 2013/06/22)
Conference (Other)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vida, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2021/07/07 - Current Discussant, panel session '"Irregular" migration'
Workshop
Engaging with intersectional approaches to the study of migration politics
Amsterdam Centre for European Studies, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
2021/06/14 - Current Facilitator, panel session 'Deportation, its Aftermath and its Contestations'.
Seminar
Deportation, its Aftermath and its Contestations
Oxford Migration and Mobility Network (MNN), United Kingdom
2020/12/01 - Current Chair and moderator of the Roundtable 'Old and new challenges for community psychology'
Conference
Community psychology in Slovakia
Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
2018/06 - 2018/06 Moderator, panel session "Issues in the Institutional Management of Immigrant Detention"
Conference
International Conference “Challenging Migrant Detention: Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health”
McGill Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, Canada

SHERPA research center, Canada
2018/05 - 2018/05 Moderator, panel session "Global networks, local apartheid(s)"
Conference
International Conference Beyond Planetary Apartheid
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Portugal

ISCTE-Instituto Universitario de Lisboa Centro de Estudos Internacionais, Portugal
2017/11 - 2017/11 Moderator, panel session 2nd International Conference “Race, Identity, Globalization. Disavowal, dominations and transformations,”
Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vida, Portugal
2017/06/22 - 2017/06/22 Speaker, roundtable "Detention and Deportation: Seeking Justice for Migrants, Asylum Seekers, and their Children"
Round table
16th SCRA Biennal Conference
University of Ottawa, Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
2015/06/25 - 2015/06/25 Speaker, roundtable "Feminist Approaches in Community Psychology".
Round table
15th SCRA Biennal Conference "Celebrating 50 Years of Community Psychology".
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA), United States
2014/11 - 2014/11 Moderator, panel session "Estudos de Género"
Conference
Conference “I Jornada de Estudos de Género. As mulheres e a escrita no contexto lusófono e italiano”
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2013/11/08 - 2013/11/08 Speaker, roundtable "Young community psychologists in a world in crisis: Which challenges, which opportunities? A shared exercise of reflexivity".
Round table
9th European Conference of Community Psychology
European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), United Kingdom
2013/06/27 - 2013/06/27 Discussant, workshop "Gender Community Profiling".
Workshop
14th SCRA Biennial Conference
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA), United States
2013/06 - 2013/06 Moderator, two panel sessions 1st International Conference on LGBT Psychology and related fields
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vida, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2021/10/02 Title: "Experiências e vivências de imigrantes detidos no centro de detenção do Porto” [Experiences and perspectives of migrants detained in Porto's detention centre].
(Thesis) Main arguer
Daniela Costa (Master)
Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vida, Portugal
2021/03/22 This thesis examined citizens' informal solidarity initiatives with people on the move, in a post-2015 Europe. It described stories of resistance occurred in six countries, between 2015 and 2020, with a particular focus on Portugal. The research sought to account for the intersubjectivities between people on the move and their allies in civil society, within a fluid, cosmopolitan configuration which was designated as 'moving systems of solidarity'.
(Thesis) Arguer
Dora Marina Honório da Costa Almeida Rebelo (PhD)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Escola de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, Portugal
2021/02/10 This thesis aimed to contribute to a better understanding of the phenomenon of femicide, what are the risk factors for its prevalence and how can we work to prevent it, give a voice to victims, make it visible and avoid it, particularly in the current context of a pandemic.
(Thesis) Main arguer
Maria Teixeira (Master)
Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vida, Portugal
2016/12/02 La detenzione amministrativa dei migranti. Voci di attori che orbitano attorno al sistema CIE
Thesis Member
Silvia Scirocchi (Master)
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Facoltà di Medicina e Psicologia, Italy

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2022/01 - Current Italian Association of Psychology (AIP) - Social Psychology Division Ordinary Member
2018 - Current SOS - Racismo (Portugal) Member
2017 - Current Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of American Psychological Association) Member
2017 - Current CHÃO – Oficina de Etnografia Urbana Member
2013 - Current Society for Community Research and Action (Division 35 of American Psychological Association) Member
2013 - Current SIPSA - Società Italiana di Psicologia della Salute Member
2013 - Current SIPCO - Società Italiana di Psicologia di Comunità Member
2012 - Current European Community Psychology Association (ECPA) Member
2011 - Current Ordine degli Psicologi del Lazio Member
2007 - Current BeFree Cooperativa Sociale contro tratta, violenza, discriminazioni Member

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2020/09 - Current Associate Director at Border Criminologies (University of Oxford). Border Criminologies is an international network which seeks to better understand the effects of border control and to explore alternatives.
Director
University of Oxford Centre for Criminology, United Kingdom
2019 - Current Member of the Executive Committee of the European Community Psychology Association (ECPA). President Elected for the mandate 2023-2024.
Member
European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), United Kingdom
2018 - Current Member of Immigrant Justice Interest Group (SCRA)
Member
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA), United States
2020/01 - 2020/09 Member of the Editorial Board of Border Criminologies Blog (University of Oxford)
Member
University of Oxford - Border Criminologies, United Kingdom
2015 - 2019 Associate Editor, Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS).
Member
EFPSA - European Federation of Psychology Students' Associations, Belgium

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2021/02 - 2021/06 11th European Conference on Community Psychology European Community Psychology Association (ECPA); Norwegian Psychological Association (NPA); European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA)
2021/01 - 2021/06 International Conference 'Border Abolition 2021' online conference
2019/01 - 2019/11 The Sea in the 20th – 21st Centuries and the “Forbidden Migrations” Institute of Contemporary History NOVA FCSH

Consulting

Activity description Institution / Organization
2018/01 - 2018/11 Consultant for the project 'Upholding the Human Rights Standards at the Unidade Habitacional de Santo António, Porto - UHSA'. International Organization for Migration - Portugal, Portugal
2012/12 - 2013/04 National Expert, Study on area H of the Beijing Platform for Action - Institutional Mechanisms (funded by EIGE). Aletta Kennisinstituut voor Emancipatie en Vrouwengeschiedenis, Netherlands

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2019 - 2022 Lab in "Community Psychology Methodologies" (16 hours per year) Bachelor in "Psychological Sciences and Techniques" (Bachelor) Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
2019 - 2022 Course in "Migrations and Human Diversity" (20 hours per year) Master in "Community Psychology" (Mestrado) Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vida, Portugal
2016/01 - 2022 Lab in "Self-help" (16 hours per year) Specialisation in Health Psychology/Psychotherapy School Sapienza Universitá degli Studi di Roma - Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicologia della Salute (Dipartimento di Psicologia Dinamica e Clinica), Italy
2021/10 - 2021/12 Module Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice Psychology and Criminology (Bachelor) University of Westminster, United Kingdom
2019 - 2020 Course in "Community-Based Participatory Action-Research" (45 hours per year) Master in Clinical and Community Psychology (Master) Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

Universidad de El Salvador, El Salvador
2019 - 2019 Lecturer at the Summer School: Border Crossings: Global Migration Issues, Human Rights & International Relations (one seminar per year, 1h30min) (Pós-Graduação) ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2016/01 - 2019 Course in "Gender-based violence and self-help" (8 hours per year). Specialisation Course in "Gender-based Violence" (Outros) BeFree Cooperativa Sociale contro tratta, violenza, discriminazioni, Italy
2017/06 - 2017/07 Course in "Forensic Psychology" Summer School organized by Oxford Tradition Program at Pembroke College (Oxford University) (Outros) University of Oxford Pembroke College, United Kingdom

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2015 - 2021 Reviewer of proposals for the SCRA Biennial Conference.
Evaluator
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA), United States

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2021/01 - Current La Camera Blu: Rivista di Studi di Genere (Editorial Board Member) (1827-9198)
2020/11 - Current Community Psychology in Global Perspective (Editorial Board Member) (e-ISSN: 2421-2113)
2020 - Current American Journal of Community Psychology (Reviewer) (1573-2770) Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
2020 - Current Citizenship Studies (Reviewer) (1469-3593) Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
2020 - Current Rivista di Psicologia di Comunità (Reviewer) Franco Angeli
2019 - Current Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (Reviewer) (1469-9451) Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
2019 - Current Criminological Encounters (Reviewer)
2019 - Current Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (Reviewer) (2182-7435) OpenEdition
2017 - Current Journal of Health Psychology (Reviewer) (1461-7277) SAGE Publications
2017 - Current Frontiers in Sociology (Reviewer) (2297-7775) Frontiers Media SA
2016 - Current La Camera Blu. Rivista di Studi di Genere (Reviewer) (1827-9198) FedOAPress (Federico II Open Access University Press)
2016 - Current International Journal of Peace and Development Studies (Reviewer) (2141-6621) Academic Journals
2015 - Current Psychology Community & Health (Reviewer) (2182-438X) Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information
2015 - Current Community Psychology in a Global Perspective (Reviewer) (2421-2113) Università del Salento

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2020 - 2021 College Advisor at St Anthony's College, Oxford University (UK) Hannah Dickson
2020 - 2021 College Advisor at St Anthony's College, Oxford University (UK). Cecilia Ghosh
2020 - 2021 College Advisor at St Anthony's College, Oxford University (UK). Thomas Binnie
2020 - 2021 College Advisor at St Anthony's College, Oxford University (UK). Yuxuan Liang
2020 - 2021 College Advisor at St Anthony's College, Oxford University (UK). Xinyi Liu
2020 - 2021 College Advisor at St Anthony's College, Oxford University (UK). Han Wu
2018 - 2018 Specialisation Internship. Rosalba Di Terlizzi
2016/09 - 2017/03 Post-graduated Internship. Elisabetta Cocco
2017 - 2017 Bachelors dissertation. La condizione femminile nel CIE di Ponte Galeria. Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”. Roberta Block
2017 - 2017 Masters dissertation. L’esperienza degli immigrati irregolari in un Centro di Identificazione ed Espulsione (CIE): uno studio qualitativo. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano). Erica Briozzo
2017 - 2017 Masters dissertation. Qualità della vita nei centri di detenzione ed espulsione per migranti: indagine pilota su campione femminile. Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”. Santolo Mele
2017 - 2017 Masters dissertation. Libertà negate: analisi ecologica di un Centro di Identificazione ed Espulsione per migranti in situazione di irregolarità. Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”. Valentina Caiazzo
2015 - 2015 Bachelors dissertation. Migranti senza Dimora e C.I.E. Analisi di uno spaccato di marginalità. Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”. Claudia Capece
Distinctions

Award

2018 National Student Representative Research Award
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA), United States
2017 Researching Borders Masterclass
Border Criminologies, United Kingdom

Monash University - Border Crossing Observatory, Australia
2017 Janet Hyde Graduate Research Award
Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of American Psychological Association), United States
2016 Best poster presented at the XI Congress of the Italian Society for Community Psychology
Società Italiana di Psicologia di Comunità (SIPCO), Italy
2015 International Travel Award for participating in the 2015 SCRA Biennial
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA), United States
2013 International Travel Award for participating in the 2013 SCRA Biennial
Society for Community Research and Action (Div 27 APA), United States
2011 Best Master thesis on disability issues
Universitá degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Other distinction

2013 Doctoral Scholarship
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2010 Master Thesis Scholarship
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy