Valentina Castellini, Human Geography PhD Candidate
U of T St. George
M.A. Sociology - Urban Studies (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy)
B.A. Political Science - Sociology (University of Milan, Italy)
Personal Website: https://utoronto.academia.edu/ValentinaCastellini
- Feminist Political Economy
- Social & solidarity economies
- Cultures and representations of work
- Post-work politics & practices
- DIY Urban interventions
My work revolves around the study of workplaces, the agents that inhabit them, and the spaces and times across which work unfolds. I am interested in what people do for a living and to support themselves (and one another) within and beyond the shop floor.
My dissertation, entitled Politics Put to Work, mobilizes a feminist political economy perspective to study labour in the social economy in Italy. I investigate work cultures, practices, and conditions in social cooperatives in Milan.
Castellini, V. (2019). Environmentalism put to work: Ideologies of green recruitment in Toronto. Geoforum, 104, 63–70.