STSM findings: religion, gender and agency in Spain and Italy

Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Rosa Martinez-Cuadros from the Autonomous University of Barcelona visited the University of Bergamo during her Short-Term Scientific Mission, funded by COST Action COREnet.  

The main goal of this STMS was to develop a theoretical and empirical contribution on Religion, Gender and Agency in two contexts with growing religious diversity and migratory trajectories in the South of Europe: Spain and Italy.   

During the 5-week period, Rosa worked with Dr. Alberta Giorgi, senior assistant professor in Sociology of Culture and Communication at the University of Bergamo, and an expert on religion, politics, and gender. As it was initially planned, the main activity of this STSM was writing two articles, under the close supervision of Dr. Giorgi.  

The first article, prepared by Dr. Rosa Martinez-Cuadros, is based on her PhD research conducted in Barcelona (Spain) which focused on Islam, Gender and Politics. The second article was prepared by Dr. Rosa Martinez-Cuadros and Dr. Alberta Giorgi, and it consists of a comparative study based on their previous projects and empirical research conducted in Spain and Italy. More information about upcoming publications will be shared soon. 


In the photo: dr. Rosa Martinez-Cuadros in Bergamo during her STSM.  


What is a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) within COREnet?  

A Short-Term Scientific Mission, funded by the COST Action COREnet, consists of a visit to a host organization located in a different country to the country of affiliation of a Researcher in order to carry out specific work as part of a research project. In addition to research purposes, Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are aimed to support researchers’ individual mobility, to strengthen existing networks and to foster collaboration between individuals. The purpose of a STSM is thus to gain new partnerships, to learn new techniques and to gain access to specific data, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions/organizations. 

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