- Company: Department of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Milan
- Job title: Associate Professor
Annalisa Murgia is Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan. Prior to this, she was Associate Professor at the Work and Employment Relations Division of the Leeds University Business School. She is the Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant project SHARE – ‘Seizing the Hybrid Areas of work by Re-presenting self-Employment’ (2017-2022). In 2014-2017, she coordinated the European FP7 project GARCIA – ‘Gendering the Academy and Research: Combating career Instability and Asymmetries’ at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento. In 2012-2013 she worked at the Université de Louvain (UCL) with a Marie Skłodowska Curie Incoming Fellowship. She completed her PhD in 2009 at the University of Trento, where for several years she has been dealing with issues related to biographical transitions, work and gender differences.
The lines of research around which her 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 precarious workers. The second research area investigates the organising of solo self-employed workers and the emerging forms of coalition in relation to the current crisis of the traditional models of representation. The third line of research lies in the debate on the construction of gender differences in organisations.
Annalisa is currently a member of the editorial board of the journal ‘Organization’, and of the associate board of the journal ‘Work, Employment and Society’.
While visiting CERIC, she will be collaborating with CERIC colleagues on research investigating how the growing of solo self-employment, across different European countries, is producing consequences at the level of social protection, as well as at the level of collective representation.