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Department of Human Sciences (DSU)

Prof. Lorenzo Migliorati


The University of Verona has 22,000 students and 1,500 staff including lecturers, researchers, technical and administrative personnel. It is divided into 12 departments and a central administration. The undergraduate and post graduate courses offered by UNIVR are divided in four main areas: Humanities, Law and Economics, Life and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering.


The Department of Human Sciences produces quality cultural and academic teaching and research for the national and international academic community in the field of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Each area offers a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree. In addition, the Department offers post-graduate Advanced Courses and Professional Master programs. The Department of Human Sciences conducts theoretical and empirical studies and research spans the development and transformation processes of individuals, groups, societies and cultures in different contexts. In a daily comparison with the challenges of the contemporary world, department staff investigate themes such as the structural and cultural elements that change the society.


Scientific team


Prof. Luca Mori (M), Team Leader, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Human Sciences - University of Verona

Education: Graduated in Political Sciences; PhD Sociology and Social Policy

Expertise: Social Theory; Imaginary; Sociology of Consumption; Sociology of Memory Studies on Science and Technology


Dr. Giovanna Rech, (F), Deputy Team Leader, Research Fellow in this project

Education: Graduate in Sociology at the University of Trento; Diplôme d’Études Approfondies/Master in Sciences Sociales et Philosophie de la Connaissance at the University Paris 4-Sorbonne; PhD in Methodology and Social Epistemology at the University of Trento.

Expertise: Sociology of Tourism, Sociology of Religion, Qualitative Social Research


Prof. Lorenzo Migliorati, (M), Former Team Leader, Associate Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication, Department of Scienze Umane e Sociali – University of Bergamo.

Education: Graduated in Educational Sciences, Experts in Training Processes; PhD in Education Sciences at the University of Verona.

Expertise: Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Collective Memory, Qualitative Social Research.


The following staff of LAMORO (involved as Article 11) will participate in the project:

Dr. Umberto Fava (M) is Director of LAMORO Local Development Agency. He is 25 years experienced in development and managing European projects


Dr. Sonia Abluton (F) is project manager of LAMORO. She is 20 years experienced in cultural and territorial European projects.


Other staff: administrative team

Participation in European/FP and other related projects


trAILs – Alpine Industrial Landscapes transformation (Interreg Alpine Space 2014-20, 17/04/2018- 16/04/2021)


ENLIVEN - Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe (H2020 – SC6, 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2019)


CROSS-MIGRATION - Current European and Cross-National Comparative Research and Research Actions on Migration (H2020 – SC6, 01/03/2018 - 29/02/2020)


NetRom - Early Marriage between Dynamism of Social Network and Legal Autonomy: The case of transnational Romanian Roma (H2020 - MSCA-IF; 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2020)


SPACES: Sex, disPlacements, And cross-Cultural EncounterS (H2020 - MSCA-IF; 01/09/2018 -31/08/2021)

Main tasks and interest in this project

  • Participation in WP1, WP2 and WP3

  • Contributions to the dissemination activities (WP4) and management WP5

  • Organization of (at least) one workshop/event at the uniVR

  • Responsible for the Italian case study (“Parco paesaggistico letterario Langhe Monferrato Roero”)

Case Study 12: Piedmont Literary Park (Italy). This would focus upon the literary heritage of the Piedmont area where a number of famous authors lived and worked. It would include viticulture and gastronomy to share the settings and lifestyles embodied in the novels of well-known authors.

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