Paolo Giardullo

Non Tenure Track Assistant Professor

University of Padua- Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA)





Paolo Giardullo, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor (RTD-A) in 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. Since 2020 he was awarded Italian national qualification as associate professore in Sociology (SPS/07).

He is active in the analysis of public communication of science within the TIPS project.

In parallel, he is working in STS and sociology of the environmental sociology taking into consideration innovation processes, open science and citizen science.

He has been a visiting scholar at the Geography Division of the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (2014) and at the Department of Sociology of the University of Cambridge (2021). He has been part of research consortia for projects funded by Italian government (PRIN) and at international level within projects funded by FP7 and H2020 programs.

Recently, he has published several articles in Italian and international journals, including Public Understanding of Science, Partecipazione e Confltto, Quality and Quantity, PLOS One, Food Culture and Society, Environmental Science and Policy, and SocioLogica. His publications also include a monograph (‘Non è aria. Cittadini e politiche contro l’inquinamento atmosferico” – Il Mulino), book chapters for Italian (Il Mulino, Guerini e Associati) and international publishers (including Routledge, Palgrave-MacMillan Springer and Peter Lang).

He is a member of the editorial staff of the journal Tecnoscienza – Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies and acts as editorial secretary.  He is a member of national and international scientific associations, such as the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the European Sociological Association (ESA). Currently he is serving as secretary on the board of the STS Italia, Italian Society for Science and Technology Studies.

Recent Publications:

(2023) Giardullo, P., Non‐experts’ participation in processes of scientific knowledge creation: The case of Citizen Science, in “Sociology Compass”, e13100.

(2023) Giardullo, P., Neresini, F., Magalhães, J., Luís, C., Marín-González, E. and Arias, R., Citizen science and participatory science communication: an empirically informed discussion connecting research and theory, in “JCOM: Journal Of Science Communications”, 22 (2).   

(2022) Giardullo, P., Gli algoritmi nelle piattaforme di Citizen Science: tra promesse di partecipazione e bias, in “Sociologia Italiana”, pp. 135-145.

(2022) Morsello, B. and Giardullo P., Free choice in the making: Vaccine-related activism as an alternative form of citizenship during the Covid-19 pandemic, in “Partecipazione e Conflitto”, 15 (3), pp. 697-719.

(2022) Giardullo, P., Images of Nature through Platforms: Practices and Relationships as a Research Field and an Epistemic Vantage Point of DEH, in Himley, M., Havice, E., and Valdivia, G., (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities, Routledge, pp. 317-331

(2022) Magalhães J., Guasch B., Arias R., Giardullo P., Elorza A., Navalhas I., Marín-González E., Mazzonetto M. and Luís C., A methodological approach to co-design citizen science communication strategies directed to quadruple-helix stakeholders, in “JCOM: Journal Of Science Communications”, 21, pp. 1-20. DOI: 10.22323/2.21040205. 

(2022) Bory P., Giardullo P., Tosoni S. and Turrini V., We will multiply the fires of resistance: The catalysts of dissent against institutional science and their interplay with refused knowledge communities, in “Public Understanding of Science”, 32 (1), pp. 2-19. DOI: 10.1177/09636625221113524