Annalisa Murgia

Associate Professor in Management Consulting/Human Resource Management

Email:
A.Murgia@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)113 343 8292
Categories:
Academic, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC), Work and Employment Relations
Location:
1.09, 18-26 Lyddon Terrace
Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC):
https://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/research-centres/ceric/
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9740-4532
Curriculum Vitae:
Annalisa Murgia CV
Expertise/Research:
Employment relations, hybrid areas of work, precariousness, knowledge work, neoliberal academia, solo self-employment, organising, mobilising, gender and diversity.
Profile

Qualifications

2009, Ph.D in Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento
2005, MA in Work, Organisation and Information Systems (pass with distinction), University of Trento
2003, BA in Sociology (pass with distinction), University of Trento

Experience

I joined CERIC and the Work and Employment Relations Division in 2017. I am currently the Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant project SHARE - Seizing the Hybrid Areas of work by Re-presenting self-Employment. Prior to this, I was based at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento (Italy), where I coordinated the European FP7 project GARCIA - Gendering the Academy and Research: Combating career Instability and Asymmetries (2014-2017). In 2012-2013 I worked at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) with a Marie Skłodowska Curie Incoming Fellowship. I completed my PhD in 2009 at the University of Trento, where for several years I have been dealing with issues related to organisations and employment relations.

I spent periods as a visiting researcher in Belgium (KU Leuven University), Germany (Humboldt University), the Netherlands (Rabdoud University), Australia (University of Western Sydney) and UK (University of Essex).

Since 2016, I am an expert evaluator for the call H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, Scientific Panel ECO-SOC.

I am currently a member of the editorial board of the journal Organization, and of the associate board of the journal Work, Employment and Society.

Research

My research is interdisciplinary and located at the intersection of sociology, gender studies, employment relations and cultural studies. Across my career, I have been interested in a range of themes and questions connected to the process of individualization, self and identity, vulnerabilities and discriminations, representation and reflexive biographies. I also have a sustained interest in methodology, and have extensively used biographical approaches and narrative analysis, questioning power and reflexivity in the research process.

The lines of research around which my current scientific production is articulated are oriented in three main directions.

The first area of interest explores the role of human agency and subjectivity in shaping individual biographies, paying specific attention to cultural and knowledge workers. The main focus is on the double face of individualization: on the one hand a project for emancipation, on the other the risk of breakdown and marginalization. In this frame, the recently awarded ERC project aims to make a significant theoretical contribution in understanding – in a context where both individual and collective certainties have been progressively eroded – whether and how emerging groups and forms of coalition are able to mobilize and generate a collective identity and new collective practices and discourses.

The second research area investigates the processes by which symbolic gender orders are produced and reproduced in organisations, with a particular interest in the enactment of hegemonic masculinity, traditionally embodied in a male, white and heterosexual employee, usually working full-time, and with an identity deriving mainly from fulfilment in the public sphere and paid work. This second major body of research mainly focuses on discursive and relational practices which challenge the dominant gender model, and on the alternative and marginal voices that may destabilize it.

The third line of research lies in the qualitative methodological debate, and specifically in in-depth interviewing, which has the main purpose to elicit stories concerning the experiences and everyday life of the research participants. Among different reflexive ways of researching, a relevant contribution has been made on narrative analysis, in the attempt to understand how, through discursive practices, individuals actively re-produce and modify social realities, by embracing or challenging the dominant scripts.

Funded research:

International Research Projects

2017/22: Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant project SHARE – Seizing the Hybrid Areas of work by Re-presenting self-Employment, Grant Agreement n. 715950 (€1,258,250.00).

2014/17: Scientific Coordinator of the European project GARCIA – Gendering the Academy and Research: Combating career Instability and Asymmetries, funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, Grant Agreement n. 611737 (€718,750.00; in total for seven partners €3,570,816.43).

2012/13: Principal Investigator of the project Gender Differences in Early Post-PhD Employment in Italy and Belgium. Flexible Stories between Academic and Personal Life, co-funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, Université catholique de Louvain.

2010/12: Project design and proposal writing of the project Trapped or flexible? Risk transitions and missing policies for young high-skilled workers in Europe, funded by the European Commission – VP/2010/016 Pilot Project to encourage conversion of precarious work into work with rights. Responsible for the qualitative research (€145,936.02).

Italian Research Projects

2014: Winner of the call Starting Grant Young Researcher, University of Trento (€11,900.00).

2012/14: Project design, proposal writing and coordination of the qualitative research of the project ‘SICURTEMP: Safety and wellbeing in temporary contracts’, funded by the CARITRO Bank Foundation and coordinated by the University of Milano Bicocca (€55,000.00).

2010/11: Coordination of the qualitative research of the project ‘Actions for improving the quality of work life of temporary workers’, funded by the European Social Fund, and coordinated by the Institute for Social Research, Milan (€49,500.00).

2006/08: Conduction and analysis of interviews, and participation in the writing of the final report of the project PRIN ‘Biographical Transitions: A Comparison between Objects and Models’, funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and University, and coordinated by the University of Turin.

2005/07: Conduction and analysis of the interviews and writing of the final publication of the project ‘GELSO: Gender Work & Occupational Segregation’, funded by the Equal Programme of the European Social Fund, and coordinated by the University of Trento. 

Consultancy activities

2012: Project ‘Organizational well-being in the municipality of Bozen’, funded by the Municipality of Bozen and coordinated by the University of Trento. 

2009/10: Project on the gender pay gap ‘DI.RE. DIfferenze REtributive, Differenze da eliminaRE’, funded by the Autonomous Province of Bozen. 

2009: Project ‘Self-employment: a study on the political economy of the new independent middle class’, funded by the Italian Council for Social Sciences (six months’ collaboration). 

2009: Project ‘Migration systems and housework’, coordinated by the University of Bologna (three months’ collaboration). 

2009: Project Reflex, funded by Bruno Kessler Foundation, and coordinated by the University of Trento. 

2007: Project ‘O.L.T.R.E. Organizations, Work, Part-time, Empowerment’, funded by the European Social Fund, and coordinated by the University of Trento. 

2006: Project ‘Youth Unemployment in Trentino’, funded by the Osservatorio Permanente per l’Economia, il lavoro e per la valutazione della domanda Sociale (OPES), and coordinated by the University of Trento (two months’ collaboration). 

Research Supervision:

I would be happy to supervise students in the following areas:

- The organising of self-employed and/or precarious workers

- Precariousness and social inequalities 

- Knowledge workers 

- Gender and organisations

- Gender differences in scientific careers

If you have a research idea in any of these areas and would like to discuss, please get in contact: a.murgia@leeds.ac.uk

In the Academic Year 2017-2018 I started to supervise two PhD students:

Patricia Gray (with Professor Jennifer Tomlinson and Professor Catherine Noakes). She is working on how higher education professional development programmes can boost women’s academic career prospects in STEM disciplines.

Dunya Alothaim (with Dr. Charles Umney and Professor Irena Grugulis). She is working on work alienation in Saudi Arabia’s Universities.

Publications

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Poggio, B., Rapetti, E. (2017) “Work-life balance in the early academic career stages. The case of precarious researchers in Italy, European Educational Research Journal, 16(2-3): 332-351.

Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Villa, P. (2017) “Precariousness and Gender Asymmetries Among Early Career Researchers: A Focus on STEM Fields in the Italian Academia”, Polis, 1:127-158.

Ferri, D., Murgia, A. (2017) “Senza limiti, ma con passione. Senza riconoscimento, ma con ottimismo. Lavorare con un assegno di ricerca nell’università italiana”, Sociologia del lavoro, 1, 145: 184-201.

Bellè, E., Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Peroni, C., Rapetti, E. (2017) “Inside/Out. Storie di precarietà nell’università italiana”, Culture del lavoro, : 59-74.

Murgia, A., Pulignano, V. (2016) “La costruzione sociale della precarietà. Il caso del lavoro autonomo (in)dipendente”, Quaderni di rassegna sindacale, 4: 41-59.

Gherardi, S., Murgia, A. (2015) “Staging precariousness: The Serpica Naro catwalk at fashion Milan week”, Culture and Organization, 21(2): 174-196.

Bassetti, C., Murgia, A., Teli, M. (2015) “RIOT NOW. Esprit ludique, créativité et «free work» dans un JdR indépendant, Mondes du Travail, 16-17: 109-123.

Murgia, A. (2015) “Obverse and reverse sides of precariousness: Young highly educated workers between passions and skill mismatch”, Social Alternatives, 34(4): 14-21.

Bellè, E., Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Peroni, C., Rapetti, E. (2015) “Fare ricerca in e su l’Accademia. Vecchie questioni metodologiche e nuove pratiche di osservazione riflessiva”, AIS Journal of Sociology, 5: 143-154.

Gherardi, S., Murgia, A. (2015) “Imagine being asked to evaluate your CEO... Teaching gender and management in times of economic crisis”, Management Learning, 46(1): 6-23.

Murgia, A. (2014) “Representations of precarity in Italy. Collective and individual stories, social imaginaries and subjectivities”, Journal of Cultural Economy, 7(1): 48-63.

Gherardi, S., Murgia, A. (2014) “What makes a “good manager”? Positioning gender and management in students’ narratives”, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 33(8): 690-707.

Zambelli, L., Murgia, A., Teli, M. (2014) “Ai confini dei libri, tra passione e lavoro. Mettersi in rete per resistere alla precarietà”, Sociologia del lavoro, 133: 71-83.

Armano, E., Murgia, A. (2013) “The precariousnesses of young knowledge workers. A subject-oriented approach”, Special Issue on “Precariat”, Global Discourse, 3(3-4): 486-501.

Gherardi, S., Murgia, A. (2013) “By hook or by croock: temporary workers between exploration and exploitation”, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Special Issue on “Managing ‘Human Resources’ by Exploiting and Exploring People’s Potentials”, 37: 75-103.

Bellè, E., Carreri, A., Miele, F., Murgia, A. (2013) “Vulnerability at Work: (un)safety culture in temporary jobs”, Journal of Workplace Rights, 17(2): 153-174.

Zambelli, L., Teli, M., Murgia, A. (2013) “L’autorganizzazione del precariato e i media sociali: un contributo metodologico dal caso della Rete dei Redattori Precari”, Sociologia della comunicazione, 46: 113-130.

Bellè, E., Carreri, A., Miele, F., Murgia, A. (2013) “Chi è in/sicuro sul lavoro? Il difficile intreccio tra lavori temporanei e cultura della sicurezza”, Sociologia del lavoro, 130: 140-153.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2013) “Quando studiare non basta. Transizioni a rischio per giovani highly skilled nel mercato del lavoro flessibile”, Sociologia del lavoro, 131: 59-73.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2013) “Fathers’ Stories of Resistance and Hegemony in Organizational Cultures”, Gender, Work and Organization, 20(4): 413-424.

Murgia, A., Selmi, G. (2012) “Inspire and conspire. Italian precarious workers between self-organization and self-advocacy”, Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 4(2):181-196.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2012) “Rapporti occasionali di un certo genere”, Educazione sentimentale, 18: 126-134.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2012) “Nouvelles formes de masculinités dans les organisations. L’expérience des congés parentaux racontée par les hommes”, Revue multidisciplinaire sur l’emploi, le syndicalisme et le travail, 7(1): 55-73.

Gherardi, S., Murgia, A. (2012) “Narrazioni, lavoro e organizzazioni”, M@GM@ - Rivista internazionale di Scienze Umane e Sociali, 10(1).

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2012) “Meti e Atena, amante e figlia di Zeus. Miti e immaginari persistenti nell’accademia italiana”, Menodizero. Rivista dell’università in movimento.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2011) “I giovani tra lavoro e non lavoro. Storie di equilibri instabili in una prospettiva di genere”, Sociologia del lavoro, 124: 166-181.

Murgia, A., Selmi, G. (2011) “Inspira e cospira. Forme di auto-organizzazione del precariato in Italia”, Sociologia del lavoro, 123: 163-177.

Armano E., Murgia, A. (2011) “Corpi di knowledge workers forzatamente a disposizione”, M@GM@ Rivista internazionale di Scienze Umane e Sociali, 9(2).

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2011) “Sotto il tetto di cristallo: scenari, cause e strategie per infrangerlo”, Dialoghi Internazionali, 15: 75-81.

Murgia, A., Tomasin, P. (2011) “Quando la ricerca da pubblica si fa privata. Innovazioni organizzative in un caso di studio”, Sociologia del lavoro, 122: 167-180.

Murgia, A. (2011) ““Flexible narratives”. Discursive Positionings of Gender and Identity in Precarious Times”, Qualitative Sociology Review, 7(1): 55-68.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2011) “Stories of Work/Life Transitions from the Italian Public Sector”, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 30(1): 8-21.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2010) “Cambiare le pratiche di genere nella pubblica amministrazione. Strategie di ricerca-azione”, Sviluppo & Organizzazione, marzo-aprile: 74-80.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2009) “Challenging Hegemonic Masculinities. Men’s Stories on Gender Culture in Organizations”, Organization, 16(3): 407-423.

Cozza, M., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2008) “Traiettorie ed intrecci nelle storie di carriera di uomini e donne. Transizioni di genere tra lavoro e non lavoro”, Sociologia del lavoro, 110: 201-212.

Bruni, A., Murgia, A. (2007) “Atipici o flessibili? San Precario salvaci tu!”, Sociologia del lavoro, 105: 64-75.

 

Guest Editor in Peer Reviewed Journals

Special issue “The Precariousness of Knowledge Workers (part 2): Forms and Critiques of Autonomy and Self-Representation”, Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 2017, 11(1), with Emiliana Armano and Lara Maestripieri.

Special Issue “In/disciplinate: soggettività precarie nell’università italiana, Culture del lavoro, 2017, with Francesca Coin and Alberta Giorgi.

Special issue “The Precariousness of Knowledge Workers (part 1): Hybridization, Self-Employment and Subjectification”, Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 2016, 10(2), with Emiliana Armano and Lara Maestripieri.

Special Issue “Travail et genre”, Revue multidisciplinaire sur l’emploi, le syndicalisme et le travail, 2015, 9(2), with Anne Renée Gravel.

Special Issue “In-sicurezza sul lavoro. Tra imposizioni formali e pratiche quotidiane”, Studi Organizzativi, 2015, 1, with Silvia Gherardi.

Special Issue “Quand «passion» du métier et précarité se rencontrent dans les professions du savoir”, Recherches Sociologiques et Anthropologiques, 2014, 45(2), with Magali Ballatore and Maria Del Rio Carral.

 

Monographs

Murgia, A. (2010) Dalla precarietà lavorativa alla precarietà sociale. Biografie in transito tra lavoro e non lavoro, Bologna, Odoya.

Poggio, B., Murgia, A., De Bon, M. (2010) Interventi organizzativi e politiche di genere, Roma, Carocci.

 

Edited Volumes

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2018, forthcoming) (eds.) The Precarisation of Research Careers: A Comparative Gender Analysis, London, Routledge.

Armano, E., Bove, A., Murgia, A. (2017) (eds.) Mapping Precariousness, Labour Insecurity and Uncertain Livelihoods: Subjectivities and Resistance, London, Routledge.

Armano, E., Murgia, A., Teli, M. (2017) (eds.) Platform Capitalism e confini del lavoro negli spazi digitali, Milano, Mimesis.

Armano, E., Murgia, A. (2016) (eds.) Le reti del lavoro gratuito. Spazi urbani e nuove soggettività, Verona, ombre corte.

Catino, M., Gherardi, S., Murgia, A., Bellè, E. (2014) (eds.) Questioni di in/sicurezza. Un percorso di ricerca su contratti a termine e incidenti sul lavoro in provincia di Trento, Inail.

Armano, E., Murgia, A. (2014) (eds.) Generazione precaria, nuovi lavori e processi di soggettivazione, Bologna, I Libri di Emil.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2012) (eds.) Padri che cambiano. Sguardi interdisciplinari sulla paternità contemporanea tra rappresentazioni e pratiche quotidiane, Pisa, ETS.

Armano, E., Murgia, A. (2012) (eds.) Mappe della precarietà, vol. II. Knowledge workers, creatività, saperi e dispositivi di soggettivazione, Bologna, I libri di Emil.

Murgia, A., Armano, E. (2012) (eds.) Mappe della precarietà, vol. I. Spazi, rappresentazioni, esperienze e critica delle politiche del lavoro che cambia, Bologna, I libri di Emil.

 

Book chapters

Bassetti, C., Teli, M., Murgia, A. (2017, forthcoming) “Tin Hat Games - producing, funding, and consuming an independent role-playing game in the age of the interactive spectacle”, in M. Briziarelli and E. Armano (eds.) The Spectacle of ‘free’ labor: Reading Debord in the context of Digital capitalism, Westminster University Press.

Armano, A., Murgia, A. (2017) “Hybrid areas of work in Italy. Hypotheses to interpret the transformations of precariousness and subjectivity”, in E. Armano, A. Bove, A. Murgia (eds.) Mapping Precariousness, Labour Insecurity and Uncertain Livelihoods: Subjectivities and Resistance, London, Routledge, , pp. 47-59.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2017) “Fatherhood in transition: From standard to precarious archetypes in Italian contemporary organizations”, in B. Liebig and Mechtild Oechsle (eds.) Fathers in Work Organizations, Budrich, pp. 127-148.

Armano, E., Murgia, A. (2016) “Disuguaglianze precarie”, in V. Pellegrino (ed.) (R)esistenze precarie. Capitalismo cognitivo e università, Verona, ombre corte, pp. 147-152.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2015) “Il progetto GARCIA - Università e Ricerca in ottica di Genere: superare le asimmetrie e l’instabilità lavorativa”, in S. Avveduto, M.L. Paciello, T. Arrigoni, C. Mangia, L. Martinelli (eds.) Scienza, genere e società. Prospettive di genere in una società che si evolve, CNR-IRPPS: e-Publishing, pp. 247-252.

Armano, E., Murgia, A. (2015) “The precariousnesses of young knowledge workers. A subject-oriented approach”, in M. Johnson (ed.) Precariat: Labour, Work and Politics, New York, Routledge, pp. 102-117.

Bellè, E., Carreri, A., Miele, F., Murgia, A. (2015) “Storie di quotidiana in/sicurezza. Le relazioni pericolose tra i lavori a termine e la tutela della sicurezza e della salute sul lavoro”, i n C. Cipolla, M. Mazzetti, L. Veneri (eds.) Sicurezza e salute sul lavoro. Quale cultura e quali prassi?, Milano, Angeli, pp. 92-109.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2014) “At Risk of Deskilling and Trapped by Passion: A Picture of Precarious Highly Educated Young Workers in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom”, in L. Antonucci, M. Hamilton, S. Roberts (eds.) Young People and Social Policy in Europe: Dealing with risk, inequality and precariousness in times of crisis, London, Palgrave, pp. 62-86.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2014) “Moving societies and immobile organizational practices. The winding road of diversity management in Italy”, in A. Klarsfeld et al. (eds.) International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work – Second Edition, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 123-136.

Murgia, A., Zanutto, A. (2014) “Tra teoria e pratica: la costruzione del benessere organizzativo”, in C. Buzzi, F. Sartori (eds.) Klima 2012: il benessere organizzativo. Un’indagine sul personale dell’Amministrazione comunale di Bolzano, Milano, Angeli, pp. 11-30.

Murgia, A. (2014) “Un approccio culturale alla sociologia del lavoro”, in R. Semenza, Il mondo del lavoro, le prospettive della sociologia, Torino, Utet, pp. 107-109.

Murgia, A. (2013) “Il lavoro scompare, insieme alle rose. Nei labirinti della precarietà”, in S. Burchi, T. Di Martino (eds.) Come un paesaggio. Pensieri e pratiche tra lavoro e non lavoro, Roma, Iacobelli, pp. 134-146.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2012) “La trappola della passione. Esperienze di precarietà dei giovani highly skilled in Italia, Spagna e Regno Unito”, in G. Cordella, S.E. Masi (eds.) Condizione giovanile e nuovi rischi sociali. Quali politiche?, Roma, Carocci, pp. 105-123.

Murgia, A. (2012) “Posizionamenti precari: rappresentazioni del lavoro e costruzioni identitarie nelle storie di vita”, in A. Murgia, E. Armano (eds.) Mappe della precarietà. Spazi, rappresentazioni, esperienze e critica delle politiche del lavoro che cambia, Bologna, I Libri di Emil, pp. 127-145.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2012) “Svelare la maschilità egemonica nelle organizzazioni. L’esperienza dei congedi parentali raccontata dagli uomini”, in A. Murgia, B. Poggio (eds.) Padri che cambiano. Sguardi interdisciplinari sulla paternità contemporanea tra rappresentazioni e pratiche quotidiane, ETS, Pisa, pp. 201-232.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B, Torchio, N. (2012) “Italy: precariousness and skill mismatch”, in M. Samek Lodovici, R. Semenza (eds.) Precarious wotk and high-skilled youth in Europe, Milano, Angeli, pp. 71-111.

Murgia, A. (2012) “Gendered Ways of Knowledge Working? Stories of Gender Hegemony and Resistance in Temporary Jobs”, in S. Knauss, T. Wobbe, G. Covi (eds.) Gendered ways of Knowing in Science. Scope and Limitations, Trento, FBK Press, pp. 177-196.

Murgia, A. (2012) “Transizioni a rischio. Dall’interpretazione dei vissuti biografici allo sviluppo di politiche di sostenibilità e qualità sociale del lavoro”, in M. La Rosa (ed.) La ricerca sociologica e i temi del lavoro. Giovani ricercatori italiani a confronto, Milano, Angeli, pp. 84-97.

Murgia, A. (2011) “Posizionare identità in/stabili: storie di egemonie e resistenze di genere ai tempi della precarietà”, in L. Fantone (ed.) Genere e precarietà, Napoli, Scriptaweb, pp. 127-151.

Gherardi, S., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2011) “Donne, genere e lavoro”, in G. Gosetti (ed.) Lavoro e lavori. Strumenti per comprendere il cambiamento, Milano, Angeli, pp. 164-176.

Bellè, E., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2011) “Looking beyond the Gender Pay Gap: Research Results on the (De)valuation of Women and Men’s Work”, in V. Cuzzocrea, J. Laws (eds.) Value of Work: Updates on Old Issues, Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 67-76.

Murgia (2011) “Lavoro atipico in provincia di Trento: caratteristiche e politiche di sostegno” in AA.VV. (eds.) Esperimenti di Flexicurity. Azioni di sostegno al lavoro atipico in provincia di Trento, Milano, Angeli, pp. 68-114.

Murgia, A., Salvaterra, L., Tomasin, P. (2010) “Dinamiche di una trasformazione”, in A. Zanutto (ed.) Trasformazioni. Identità istituzionale e organizzazione della ricerca: la Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, FBK Press, pp. 25-76.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2010) “The development of diversity management in the Italian context: a slow process”, in A. Klarsfeld (ed.) International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work: Country Perspectives on Diversity and Equal Treatment, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 160-178.

Murgia, A. (2009) “Costruire identità precarie. Posizionamenti di genere nel lavoro che cambia”, in B. Poggio (ed.) Ai confini del genere. Prospettive emergenti di riflessione e ricerca, Trento, Edizioni 31, pp. 115-134.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2008) “Identità e pratiche di genere”, in M. Olagnero, G.M. Cavaletto (eds.) Transizioni biografiche. Glossario minimo, Torino, Stampatori, pp. 117-125.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B., Colombo, L. (2008) “Carriera”, in M. Olagnero, G.M. Cavaletto (eds.) Transizioni biografiche. Glossario minimo, Stampatori, Torino, pp. 53-61.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2008) “Il posizionamento di genere nelle storie lavorative di donne e uomini”, in S. Bisi (ed.) Genere e potere. Per una rifondazione delle scienze sociali, Roma, Bonanno, pp. 502-515.

Murgia, A. (2007) “Essere invisibili nell’isola che non c’è. Storie di precarietà nella pubblica amministrazione trentina”, in B. Poggio (ed.) L’isola che non c’è. Pratiche di genere nella pubblica amministrazione tra carriere, conciliazione e nuova precarietà, Trento, Edizioni 31, pp. 361-381.

Murgia, A. (2007) “L’esperienza delle agenzie interinali”, in A. Schizzerotto (ed.) La disoccupazione giovanile in Trentino, Trento, Edizioni 31, pp. 77-87.

 

Reviews

Murgia, A. (2014) “Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Diginified Discontent in India”, Cambridge University Press, by Rina Agarwala, in American Journal of Sociology, 119(5): 1529-1531.

Murgia, A. (2013) “Flessibilmente giovani. Percorsi lavorativi e transizione alla vita adulta nel nuovo mercato del lavoro”, Il Mulino, by Sonia Bertolini, in Polis, 1: 170-173.

 

Other publications

Bozzon, R., Fiore, F., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2017) “Italy”, in M. Dennissen, C. Herschberg, Y. Benschop and M. van den Brink (eds.) Reflexive working groups for selection committee members: 12 SSH and STEM test institutions, GARCIA working paper n. 20, University of Trento.

Fiore, F., Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2017) “Italy”, in M. Dennissen, C. Herschberg, Y. Benschop and M. van den Brink (eds.) Workshops for early career researchers: 12 SSH and STEM test institutions, GARCIA working paper n. 18, University of Trento.

Fiore, F., Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2016) “Italy”, in J. Mihajlović Trbovc (ed.) Selection of measures for integrating gender into research and curricula in six European countries, GARCIA working paper n. 16, University of Trento.

Bozzon, R., Ferri, D., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2016) “Italy”, in S. Cukut Krilić, T. Petrović, D. Knežević Hočevar and M. Černič Istenič (eds.) Organisational culture and everyday working life: Quantitative and qualitative analysis in six European Countries, GARCIA working paper n. 15, University of Trento.

Ferri, D., Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2016) “Italy”, in F. Dubois-Shaik, B. Fusulier (eds.) Experiences of Early Career Researchers/Academics: a Qualitative Research on the Leaky Pipeline and Interrelated Phenomena in six European Countries, GARCIA working papers 11, University of Trento.

Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (eds.) (2016) Supporting Early Career Researchers through Gender Action Plans. A Design and Methodological Toolkit, GARCIA working papers 9, University of Trento.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B., Rapetti, E., Villa, P. (2016) “University of Trento, Italy”, in S.F. Steinthorsdottir, T.M. Heijstra, T. Einarsdottir, G.M. Petursdottir (eds.) Gender budgeting in academia, GARCIA working papers 8, University of Trento.

Peroni, C., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2015) “Italy” in A. Hofman, J. Mihajlović Trbovc (eds.) Gender Dimension in Research and Curriculum: 12 SSH and STEM test institutions, GARCIA working papers 7, University of Trento.

Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2015) “Italy”, in F. Dubois-shaik, B. Fusulier (eds.) Academic Careers and Gender Inequality: Leaky Pipeline and Interrelated Phenomena in Seven European Countries, GARCIA working papers 5, University of Trento.

Rapetti, E., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2015) “Italy”, in S. Cukut Krilić, E. Rapetti (eds.) Mapping organisational work-life policies and practices, GARCIA working papers 4, University of Trento.

Peroni, C., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2015) “Italy”, in C. Herschberg, Y. Benschop, M. van den Brink (eds.) Constructing excellence: the gap between formal and actual selection criteria for early career academics, GARCIA working papers 2, University of Trento.

Bozzon, R., Donà, A., Villa, P., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2015) “Italy”, in N. Le Feuvre (ed.) Contextualizing women’s academic careers: Comparative perspectives on gender, care and employment regimes in seven European countries, GARCIA working papers 1, University of Trento.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2015) “The GARCIA project. Gendering the academy and research”, Ingenere, 13 April.

 

Invited Talks

Invited speaker at the Winter School “On the collaborative economy. Learning from critical perspectives”. Opening lecture “Platform Capitalism and the subjectivities of labor”, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, 20-24 November 2017.

Invited speaker at the national Summer School on the “Future of work and employment” organised by the Italian national Union CGIL, Agenquadri, Ferrara, 9-11 June 2017.

Invited speaker at the conference “The new European precariat? Educated young people in temporary employment”, TASC, Dublin, 25 April 2017.

Invited speaker at the workshop “Advancing the SDGs in Latin America, a first GenderInSITE-Elsevier Foundation Thematic Workshop”, organised by the UNESCO Chair on Women, Science & Technology, Buenos Aires, 20-21 April 2017.

Invited speaker at the conference “Genere e Generazioni, quale parità nelle università italiane?”, with a contribution titled ‘Le prime fasi della carriera accademica: riflessioni dal progetto GARCIA’, University of Milan, 21 November 2016.

Invited speaker at the final conference of the COST “Dynamics of Virtual Work”, with a contribution about the transformation of academic labour, Vilnius, 14-16 September 2016.

Invited speaker of the Seminar ‘The Obverse and Reverse Sides of Precariousness in Italy: Young Highly Educated Workers Between Passions and Skill Mismatch’, organised by the CESO – Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven University, 20 January 2015.

Invited speaker at the conference “Democracy at a crossroads? Civil society and politics in changing Europe. An international research colloquium”, with a contribution titled ‘From unrepresentability to auto-representation. Forms of social conflict against precariousness – An Italian experience’, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 29-30 October 2015.

Invited speaker at the conference “Flexibility & precarity in academia. A gendered & grassroots perspective”, with a contribution titled ‘Gendering the academy and research: combating career instability and asymmetries’, European University Institute, Fiesole, 25 May 2015.

Invited speaker at the conference “Il futuro davanti? Giovani, cittadinanza, capacità di aspirare”, with a contribution titled ‘Tempi r/evocati: prospettive e rappresentazioni dei/lle giovani nei lavori della conoscenza’, University of Cagliari, 8-9 May 2015.

Invited speaker at the conference “Fathers in Work Organizations: Inequalities and Capabilities, Rationalities and Politics”, with a contribution titled ‘Symbolic Gender Orders in Organizations – Persistence and Change’, University of Bielefeld, Germany, 12-14 March 2015.

Invited speaker of the Seminar ‘Researchers under pressure: the articulation of experienced and represented times’, organised by the Research group on Gender and Power in Politics and Management, Nijmegen School of Management, Rabdoud University, 26 February 2015.

Invited speaker at the conference “Access to social protection for citizens with irregular work-income”, with a contribution titled ‘Social protections and inequalities: a closer look at a complex picture’, organised by Culture Action Europe and SMartEu, Brussels, 23 February 2015.

Invited speaker at the conference “Essere giovani oggi”, with a contribution titled ‘The passion trap: experiences of young knowledge workers’, University of Bergamo, 30-31 October 2014.

Invited speaker at the conference “Free and Unpaid Work. Gratuity, Collaborative Activity and Precariousness. Processes of Subjectivity in the Age of Digital Production”, with a contribution titled ‘To the boundaries of books, between passion and work. Networking to resist against precariousness’, University of Bologna, 24 October 2014.

Invited speaker at the conference “Organizzazione e rappresentanza dei lavoratori atipici, with the contribution titled ‘Ir-rappresentabilità e auto-rappresentazione’, University of Naples, 29 Sept 2014.

Invited speaker at the conference “NEET e precarietà giovanile in Italia”, with a contribution titled ‘I giovani precari della conoscenza: tra precarity, precariousness e precariat’, University of Milano Bicocca, 12 May 2014.

Invited speaker at the conference “Autonomie et hétéronomie dans les zones grises des relations de travail”, with a contribution titled ‘De gré ou de force: une typologie des expériences vécues par les «travailleur-e-s du savoir»’, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 28 March 2014.

Invited speaker at the conference “DeGenero, el treball en l’actualitat: entre precarietat i desigualtats”, with a contribution titled ‘Working women & precariousness’, organised by Asociación Diáspora Solidaria, Corrente Alternata, Framtid Solutions, Barcelona, 22 May 2013.

Invited speaker at the conference “Le donne cambiano... la contrattazione”, with a contribution titled ‘Quale genere di organizzazione del lavoro?’, organised by the national Union CGIL, Roma, 14 December 2012.

Keynote speaker at the International Symposium “Are We All Cultural Workers Now? Getting By In Precarious Times”, with a contribution titled ‘Representations of precarity in Italy. Collective and individual stories, social imaginaries and subjectivities’, invited by the Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney, 25-26 November 2010.

Keynote speaker at the conference “Che genere di precarietà? Le donne nel mondo del lavoro contemporaneo”, organised by the European project SDOLM (Sex Discrimination On the Labour Market), with a contribution titled ‘Femminilizzazione e precarietà del lavoro. Un’analisi delle discriminazioni di genere dentro e oltre i contesti professionali’, Palermo, 12 November 2010.

 

Organised Conference Tracks

2016: (with Marieke van den Brink and Barbara Poggio) “Precarious work in knowledge societies: Exploring gendered power relations”. Session for the Gender, Work and Organization 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, Keele University, 29th June-1st July.

2016: (with Daniela Falcinelli) “Innovating Universities. Everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same?”. Session for the VI Ethnography & Qualitative Research Conference, University of Bergamo, 9-11 June.

2015: (with Emiliana Armano) “Boundary Work, Knowledge Workers and Professionals in the Cities of Global Events”. Session for the ISA Interim conference, Sociology of Professional Groups (RC52), Catholic University of Milan, 19-21 March.

2014: (with Emiliana Armano and Lara Maestripieri) “Knowledge workers. Processes of Hybridization, Marketization and Subjectivation”. Session for the XVIII ISA World Congress, Sociology of Professional Groups (RC52), Yokohama, Japan, 13-19 July.

2014: (with Maurizio Teli) “It’s a free work… When work relations become passionate”. Session for the V Ethnography & Qualitative Research Conference, University of Bergamo, 5-7 June.

2013: Expert on work and social vulnerability for the Province of Trento, at the Agenda Future Search Programme, promoted by the ESF-Agentschap, Brussels.

 

Papers presented in peer reviewed conferences

Murgia, A. (2017) Seizing the Hybrid Areas of work by Re-presenting self-Employment, 13th Annual Conference of the European Sociological Association, Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, 29 August - 1 September.

Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2017) On the Leaky Pipeline in Italy: Gender Asymmetries in the Early Stages of Academic Careers, 29th SASE Annual Meeting, University of Lyon, 29 June - 1 July.

Armano, E., Murgia, A. (2017) Hybrid Areas of Work in Italy. Hypotheses to Interpret the Transformations of Precariousness and Subjectivity, 29th SASE Annual Meeting, University of Lyon, 29 June - 1 July.

Murgia, A., Pulignano, V. (2016) The social construction of precariousness: The case of solo self-employment in Italy, WES Conference, University of Leeds, 6-8 September.

Bozzon, R., Murgia, A. (2016) Precarious researchers in Italy: Gender asymmetries in a STEM department, ISA Conference, Vienna, 10-14 July.

Ferri, D., Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2016) A “precarious standpoint” in the Italian University, EGOS Colloquium, University of Naples Federico II, 7-9 July.

Ward, K., Del Rio Carral, M., Goastellec, G., Murgia, A. (2015) Academic Careers and Gender: A Comparative Analysis of American, Swiss, and Italian Contexts, ASHE Conference, Denver, 4-7 November.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2015) “Results from the GARCIA project – Gendering the Academy and Research: combating Career Instability and Asymmetries”, EU Gender Summit, Berlin, 6-7 November.

Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Peroni, C. (2015) When age is academically constructed. The endless status of Italian young researchers, EGOS Colloquium, Athens, 2-4 July.

Bozzon, R., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2015) New Trends, Old Asymmetries. Gender Implications for the Emerging Generation of Researchers in Italy, SASE Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2-4 July.

Bassetti, C., Murgia, A., Teli, M. (2015) RIOT NOW. Playfulness, creativity, and “free” market in an indie RpG, Organization Studies Summer Workshop, Crete, 20-23 May.

Murgia, A. (2014) Academics in transition. The twists and turns of precarious researchers in everyday life, ESPAnet Conference, Turin, 18-20 September.

Armano, E., Murgia, A. (2014) Knowledge Workers’ Subjectivities: Precarisation and Transition of Young Highly Qualified, ISA Conference, Yokohama, 13-19 July.

Del Rio Carral, M., Fusulier, B., Murgia, A. (2014) Young researchers hanging in the balance: the experience of precariousness between professional and private lives, GWO Conference, Keele University, 24-26 June.

Armano, E., Murgia, A. (2013) Mappe della precarietà: un approccio collettivo e subject-oriented, XXVII SISP Conference, University of Florence, 12-14 September.

Bellè, E., Carreri, A., Miele, F., Murgia, A. (2013) Tra il dire e il fare: la sicurezza sul lavoro, in bilico tra normative e pratiche di lavoro quotidiano, AIS-ELO Conference, University of Bologna, 12-13 September.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2013) The more you are educated, the shorter your contract is... A comparative study on young highly skilled precarious workers between Italy and Spain, ESA Conference, University of Turin, 28-31 August.

Katila, S., Eriksson, P., Gherardi, S., Murgia, A. (2013) Constructing Diversity in Managerial Ranks in Finland and in Italy, EGOS Colloquium, HEC Montréal & Université de Montréal, 4-6 July.

Bellè, E., Carreri, A., Miele, F., Murgia, A. (2013) Vulnerability at work: (un)safety culture in temporary jobs, SASE Conference, University of Milan, 27-29 June.

Del Rio Carral, M., Fusulier, B., Murgia, A. (2013) Juggling work and life in Academia: Focus on early stages of Belgian and Italian scientific careers”, SASE conference, University of Milan, 27-29 June.

Murgia, A. (2012) Trapped or flexible? Risk transitions and missing policies for young high-skilled workers in Italy, Spain and UK, ESRC Seminar Series on Young workers and precarious employment, Seminar 4: “State and Policy responses”, Coventry University, 21 September.         

Gherardi, S., Murgia, A. (2012) Imagine to evaluate your CEO... Undergraduates’ discursive positioning on gender and management, EGOS Colloquium, Aalto University & Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, 2-7 July.

Murgia, A. (2012) Is investing in education an anti-precarity strategy? A comparative analysis of the young highly skilled precarious workers’ conditions in Italy, Spain and UK, SASE Meeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 28-30 June.

Murgia, A. (2011) Esperimenti di flexicurity in Italia. Dal piano anti-crisi alla delega sugli ammortizzatori sociali in provincia di Trento”, ESPAnet Conference, Milan, 29 September - 1 October.

Murgia, A., Selmi, G. (2011) Inspire and conspire. Forms of self-organization of precarious workers in Italy”, ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 25-27 August.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2011) Job Models Renewals with(out) Gender Models Renewals. Stories of High Skilled Workers in Temporary Jobs, GWO Conference, VU University, Amsterdam, 22-24 June.

Bellè, E., Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2010) Looking beyond the gender pay gap. Research results on (de)valuation of women and men’s work, Conference “The Value of Work”, Prague, 5-7 November.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2010) Nouvelles formes de masculinités dans les organisations. L’expérience des congés parentaux racontée par les hommes”, Colloque International Égalité hommes/femmes et articulation travail/famille: vers un nouveau modèle?, Paris, 30 September - 1 October.

Murgia, A. (2010) Precarization and risk transitions. Rethinking the boundaries of work in the life story and in the everyday life”, ISA Conference, Gothenburg, 11-17 July.

Murgia, A. (2010) Changes at Work and in Gender Relations. Stories of Gender Hegemony and Resistance in Temporary Jobs, GWO Conference, Keele University, 21-23 June.

Murgia, A. (2010) Biographies in transition. Stories of precariousness between work and non-work”, 3rd TransEurope Young Researcher Meeting “Flexibilization and Changing Life Course Patterns in a Globalizing Europe”, University of Turin, 18-19 June.

Murgia, A. (2009) Between work and non-work. Risk Transitions through Life Stories and Everyday Life”, ESA Conference, Lisbon, 3-6 September.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2009) Unmasking Hegemonic Practices. Men’s Stories on Gender Culture in Organization, EGOS Colloquium, Esade Business School, Barcelona, 2-4 July.

Murgia, A. (2009) Posizionare la precarietà. Rappresentazioni del lavoro e costruzioni identitarie nelle storie di vita”, Conference on Ethnography and qualitative research, University of Bergamo, 25-27 June.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2008) Upsetting Careers. Practices and Policies to Tackle Vertical Gender Segregation, EGOS Colloquium, Vrije University, Amsterdam, 10-12 July.

Murgia, A. (2007) Dare un senso alla precarietà. Un’analisi narrativa delle storie di uomini e donne tra lavoro e non lavoro, Conference on Ethnography and Qualitative Research, University of Bergamo, 6-8 September.

Murgia, A. (2007) From Precarity to Precariousness. Stories about transitions between work and non-work”, ESA Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University & Strathclyde University, 3-6 September.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2007) Dancing gender waltz. Constructing identities inside and outside organizations”, EGOS Colloquium, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, 5-7 July.

Murgia, A. (2007) From work precarity to social precarity: a gender perspective of transitions between work and private life, GWO Conference, Keele University, 27-29 June.

Murgia, A., Poggio, B. (2007) Il posizionamento di genere nelle storie lavorative di donne e uomini, International Seminar: “Genere e Potere. Per una Rifondazione delle Scienze Sociali”, Roma University La Sapienza, 4-5 May.

Bruni, A., Murgia, A. (2006) Atipici o flessibili? San Precario, salvaci tu!”, AIS-ELO Conference, University of Bologna, Italy, 3-4 February.

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