Vittoria Bernardini

Postdoc Researcher

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


Vittoria Bernardini is a research fellow at the FISSPA Department of the University of Padua in the PRIN 2022 project Digital practices, Gender, and Intimacy in Teens’ everyday life (Di.G.I.T.).

Her main research interests include gender, gender-based violence and digital practices.

She previously held research positions at the University of Tuscia and at Sapienza University of Rome, where she received her doctorate in Communication, Social Research and Marketing in 2021.

Since 2021 she has been YECREA Representative in the Gender, Sexuality & Communication section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association). Her main research interests include gender, gender-based violence and digital practices.

Recent Publications

(2023) Belotti, F., Bernardini, V. and Comunello, F., Hashtag feminism straddling the Americas: a comparison between #NiUnaMenos and #MeToo, in Boyle, K. and Berridge, S., (Eds.), Routledge Companion on Gender, Media and Violence. London, Routledge.

(2023) Parisi, L., Mulargia S., Comunello F., Bernardini V., Nisi C., Bussoletti, A., Croci I., Lanfranchi B., Grassucci, E. and Gesualdo F., Exploring the vaccine conversation on TikTok in Italy: beyond classic vaccine stances, in “BMC Public Health”, 23(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-15748-y

(2023) Peruzzi, G., Bernardini, V. and Lombardi, R., Gender issues for Italian young people: exploring gender identity and cultures in social autobiographies, in “Journal of Youth Studies”, 26 (4), pp. 507-521. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2021.2022107

(2022) Peruzzi, G., Bernardini, V. and Riyahi, Y., Women’s statues in Italian cities. A study of public art and cultural policies, in “International Journal of Cultural Policy”, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2022.2157824

(2021) Bernardini, V., #MeToo and U.S. politics: analysing the Twitter conversation, in “Journal of Liberty and International Affairs”, 7(3), pp. 33-49, https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2137033b

(2021) Bernardini, V., Fra sottomissione e fuga. Strategie di negoziazione delle norme di genere, in Peruzzi, G. (Ed.), Culture di genere. Giovani, identità e società, Trani, Durango Edizioni, pp. 30-54.

(2021) Bernardini, V., Shifting discourses on sexual violence: an analysis of #MeToo on Twitter, Tesi di Dottorato. Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma.

(2020) Bernardini, V., Collective Voices Online: Discursive Activism in #MeToo, in Yanıkkaya, B. and Nairn, A. M. (Eds.), Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Women, Voice, and Agency, Hershey, PA, IGI Global, pp. 393-408.