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I wrote an op-ed based on my longitudinal ethnographic research in Sicily, illustrating how Sicilians combat the mafia. The article highlights that Sicilians have consistently resisted mafia oppression, despite frequent neglect by the Italian state. However, social norm change in communities suffering from collective trauma is a prolonged process. This is particularly true when state inefficiency and oppressive forces converge, impeding lasting social transformation.

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Xtra Magazine

I provided expert view for Xtra Magazine regarding the increasing hate crime and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in Turkey. The article shares the experience of queer people in Turkey and takes urgent attention to the alarming situation in the country. The defence of fundamental human rights of queer people has gained more importance in the face of serious discrimination in almost every aspect of social life.

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I provided expert view for the Sunday Post regarding mafia wars in Rome and a number of suicides between conflicting clans due to disagreements in the governance of illicit activities. Please click here to read the article.

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BBC Breakfast

I provided expert view for the BBC Breakfast Lincolnshire on 10 October 2022 regarding crime dramas and series. I explained why we are fascinated by those crime dramas and series.

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I provided expert view for Infobea, one of the largest online news in Latin America. I was consulted for the relationship between pandemic and violent and non-violent social protests across the world in the last years. The article is available in Spanish.

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You can find my recent article on  the fight of Turkish feminist movement against femicide. Gender-based violence has been more brutal and hundredths of women have been demonstrating an unyielding resistance against male violence in the last years. The recent withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention creates vehement risks to the everyday life of women in the country.

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In my article for Rusi, I explain how Sicilian society fights against the mafia. This is an unyielding and long struggle initiated by civil society that puts young people in the frontline of their resistance to change cultural norms and consolidate a culture of lawfulness. In my ethnographic research, I highlight the possibility of this change and challenges against this struggle.

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The Intel

I gave my professional opinion to Intel on the assassination of Claudio Iacono, which was just one in a string of mafia-related killings in the Montreal region, Canada. The particular attention of the media on this case both shows the role of media and requires additional question regarding how the media perceives when women are part of the mafia related activities.

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I provided expert view for the BBC Radio Lincolnshire regarding the new Public Order Bill that empowers the police force to suppress social protests. I evaluated the arrest of a bystander, Alice Chapman, by mistake who was attending the coronation event. I highlighted the importance of this law and to what extent may the bill need of revision to restore the trust of public in law enforcement.

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I created and led a project for the LGBT History Month in 2023 with the contribution of the students, staff, and academics of the University of Lincoln. You can read more about the project by clicking the link below.

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I was asked by Agos (a Turkish-Armenian newspaper) to have an interview as an expert related to the power of mafia in Italy and how it has changed through the last century. The interview was conducted in Turkish by Ferda Balancar on 25 August 2021. Please click here to download the newspaper page.

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I wrote for the Loop about the common ground shared by populist politicians and radical militants. A common ground based on an orientalist vision which poses to threats to us all.

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My article published by Discover Society explores body-worn-cameras and its effectiveness. I argue that we can increase transparency and keep the police violence accountable against the use of force if technology is used effectively.

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In the article written by the Times, I was consulted about my views related to the emergence of the mafia as a solid organisation in Sicily and its relation to the agricultural economy of the island which cannot be separated from major political changes and social negligence of Sicily.

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