PhD in Gender Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London and graduated in Law, I’m currently a research fellow at the Research Institute on Population and Social Policies of the CNR within the ViVa Project – Monitoring, evaluating and analysing violence against women interventions in the framework of the Italian Anti-violence National Plan 2017-2020.
During my PhD I studied gender-related issues, with specific reference to democratization and empowerment processes in the Middle East and in Jordan, with a thesis titled “In whose interests? The politics of gender equality in Jordan”.
After my PhD, my research interests focused on violence against women and empowerment processes, through collaborations with NGOs, European institutions and as policy support to public administrations in Italy.
• Pietrobelli M. (2019). “Capacity building and co-operation projects: making European standards on combating violence against women a reality. Technical co-operation programmes/projects implemented in 2016-2019: analysis and lessons learned”, Council of Europe, May 2019,
• Pietrobelli M. (2018). “Servizi specializzati e generali: uno studio sugli standard”. Deliverable n. 3 nell’ambito del progetto “ViVa, Monitoraggio, Valutazione e Analisi degli interventi di prevenzione e contrasto alla violenza contro le donne”, CNR-IRPPS, Dicembre 2018.
• Basile, N., Marando, L., Pietrobelli, M. (2015). “La salute passa da una rete leggera di donne immigrate”, Animazione Sociale, Aprile (91–100).
• Pietrobelli, M. (2014). “Review of Gendered Paradoxes: Educating Jordanian Women in Nation, Faith, and Progres”s, Fida Adely, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (10:3).
• Pietrobelli, M. (2013). ‘The politics of women’s rights promotion in Jordan’, OpenDemocracy, 1 Luglio 2013.