Emilia Aiello

Emilia Aiello

EU Marie Sklodowska Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow AY 2019-2021
Capitalizing public narratives in grassroots organizing of Roma women
Emilia Aiello
Emilia Aiello is an EU Marie Sklodowska Curie post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, working with Prof. Marshall Ganz and Prof. Teresa Sordé (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
 
Prior to HKS, Dr. Aiello obtained her BA in Political Sciences, a Master’s degree in Labour and Social Policy, and a PhD in Sociology (2016), all of them developed at the UAB. She is also research affiliate of the Group of Ethnic Studies and Migration (GEDIME) at the UAB, and member of the CREA research network, the Community of Researchers on Excellence for All (CREA).
Emilia’s research interests are focused on how the most vulnerable social groups organize at the grassroots level in order to overcome inequalities. Besides, her scientific and personal concern also focuses on uncovering the ways to maximize the social impact of all types of scientific research-better connecting scientific interests and outputs to societal needs. This led her to participate in the research team of the EU-funded IMPACT-EV project (FP7, 2014-17), from which the innovative tool SIOR, Social Impact Open Repository was created.
 
In her endeavor to better connect scientific interests and outputs to societal needs, Emilia collaborates in different initiatives such as Ciencia en el Parlamento (Science in the Parliament) serving as 1 of the 25 Scientific Advisor, she is member of the Drom Kotar Mestipen Roma Association of Women, and contributes to the Evidence Section in the online newspaper El Diario Feminista. She is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Roma Studies, a newly-launched journal edited by Hipatia Press, an editorial press born in 2011 aiming to disseminate international and interdisciplinary research based on validity claims, the advancement of science and its contributions to social change.