Pa.S.T.I.S. Staff

Federico Neresini

Pa.S.T.I.S Coordinator

My research interests are focused on technoscience in a STS (Science & Technology Studies) perspective. In particular, I am interested in the construction processes of scientific knowledge and in analysing technoscience in the public sphere.

Stefano Crabu

Tenure track Assistant Professor

I received my Ph.D. in Social Sciences – Interaction, Communication, Cultural Construction, in 2013 from the University of Padova. Currently, I am tenure track Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA – Section of Sociology), University of Padova.

Nella foto Francesca Gambarotto

Francesca Gambarotto

Associate Professor

Francesca Gambarotto is a Professor of applied economics at the FISPPA Department, University of Padova. She teaches circular economy for local development, regional economics and economics of innovation.

Paolo Giardullo

Assistant Professor

Paolo Giardullo, Ph.D. is assistant professor (RTD-A) in general sociology at the FISPPA Department, University of Padua (Sociology Section) where he teaches Sociology of the Environment and Territory and Methodology and Techniques of Social Research.

Paolo Magaudda

Associate Professor

Paolo Magaudda is Associate Professor in Sociology of Culture and Communication and works with the PaSTIS Research Unit at the Department FISPPA, where he teaches “Technology and Society” and “Sociology of consumption” and is supervisor of the teaching activities of the PhD in Social Sciences.

Francesco Miele

Associate researcher

Francesco Miele is a tenure track researcher at the University of Trieste and he works with the PaSTIS research unit. He received the Ph.D in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento, Italy (2012), and the National Scientific Habilitation for Associate Professor in 14 D1-Sociology of Economics and Work (from March 2017).

Sergio Minniti

Postdoc researcher

My research interests are in the fields of Science & Technology Studies (STS) and New Media Studies with focus on innovation and the digitalization process. My research is markedly interdisciplinary, drawing from STS, anthropology, art, and design.

Alessandro Mongili


Alessandro Mongili is a Professor of Sociology and of Processes of Modernization and Technoscience at the University of Padua. He worked previously at the University of Cagliari as a Professor of Sociology and of Sociology of Technology.

Barbara Morsello

Assistant professor

Barbara Morsello is assistant professor in sociology at the University of Padua and is a member of the Pastis research group. In 2019 she received a Ph.D in Theory and Social Research at the University of Roma Tre and she was subsequently a researcher at the Information and Communication Technology Center of the Foundation Bruno Kessler in Trento.

Alessio Giacometti

PhD Candidate

Alessio Giacometti holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and Social Research and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. He is currently a PhD candidate in “Social Sciences: Interactions, Communication, Cultural Constructions” at the University of Padua, with a project on the scientific and social representation of nuclear fusion.

Giorgio Osti

Associate Professor

In 1983 he graduated in Sociology at the University of Trento from where in 1991 he obtained a PhD in Sociology and Social research. First Researcher and then Associate Professor of Sociology of Environment and Territory at the University of Trieste from 1993-2020 and with the same title since 2020 at the University of Padua. He qualified as a Full Professor in 2013 and 2019.

Marco Rangone


Marco Rangone teaches Economics of Markets and population at the degree course in Sociology and Institutions of political economy at the three year degree of Political Science at the University of Padua.PhD (1994) in Economia politica presso l’Università di Ancona e Master of science (1989) in Science, Technology and Industrialization a Brighton, University of Sussex.

Cosimo Marco Scarcelli

Assistant Professor - Tenured

Cosimo Marco Scarcelli (PhD in Social Sciences, 2013) is Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology at the University of Padua where he teaches Sociology of Digital Media and Sociology of Media.

Andrea Sciandra

Assistant Professor

Andrea Sciandra is assistant professor in social statistics at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (University of Padova).

Renato Stella

Full Professor

Renato Stella is Full professor at Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education, and Applied Psychology (FISPPA, University of Padova (Italy).

Olga Usachova

Research Fellow

Olga Usachova is postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padova. She holds a PhD in Sociology, University of Padova.

Roberto Favalli

PhD Candidate

Roberto Favalli holds a master's degree in "Culture, education and global society" at the FISPPA department of the University of Padua.

Virginia Zorzi

Research Fellow

I received a Ph.D. in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences from the University of Padua in 2019.

Sonia Brondi

Associate Researcher

Sonia Brondi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, where she teaches Social Psychology and Social Relations.

Alberto Cammozzo

Associate Researcher

IT consultant, programmer, systems engineer, project manager, independent researcher. In 2010 he founded tagmeNot.info, for the preventive protection of visual privacy and against the abuse of facial recognition and biometrics.

Emanuele di Buccio

Assistant Professor

Emanuele Di Buccio is an Assistant Professor (RTD-b) at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Information Engineering.

Silvia Casini

Senior Lecturer

Silvia Casini is Senior Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen (UK) where she teaches courses to students in the humanities and in the life sciences, besides coordinating the intercalated medical humanities degree.

Samuele Fratini

PhD Candidate

Samuele Fratini, graduated in Digital Communication & Public Opinion, is a PhD Candidate in the FISPPA Department, while involved in the PaSTIS working unit.