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Ricercatore a tempo det. art. 24 c. 3 lett. A L. 240/2010





Paolo Giardullo, Ph.D. in Sociology of Cultural Phenomena and Normative Processes (2016 - University of Urbino, Carlo Bo), is Assistant Professor (RTD-A) in Sociology, at the University of Padova, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA - Section of Sociology) where he teaches Environmental Sociology for the "Bachelor's Degree Course in Sociological Sciences" (Head, 9 ECTS) and Social Research Methodology and Techniques (3 ECTS) at the same university. In 2020, he was awarded the National Scientific Qualification to hold the position of Associate Professor, in the subject area 14/C1 SOCIOLOGY (validity: from 08/07/2020 to 08/07/2029). In 2023, he was awarded the National Scientific Qualification to hold the position of Associate Professor, in the subject area 14/D1 SOCIOLOGY OF LABOUR, ECONOMIC PROCESSES, ENVIRONMENT AND TERRITORY (validity: from 01/02/2023 to 01/02/2033).
He has been visiting scholar at the Geography Division of the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (2014) and at the Department of Sociology of the University of Cambridge (2021).
He contributed to research projects funded by national (PRIN) and international (FP7 and Horizon 2020) competitive calls on the topics of Responsible Research and Innovation, air quality policies and refused forms of knowledge. In parallel to these experiences, he has deepened the epistemological and methodological aspects of digital sociology in different application contexts such as cultural consumption and public representations about environmental issues.
In 2022 he has been elected as Secretary of STS Italia.


Office hours

  • Tuesday from 17:00 to 19:00
    at Online via Zoom o Palazzo de Claricini, Via Cesarotti 10/12, Padova.
    Il ricevimento (il martedì dalle 17.00) può avvenire per via telematica o in presenza previo appuntamento. Contemplo slot da massimo 30 minuti l'uno a seconda dei casi e della disponibilità. Le persone interessate possono raggiungermi via e-mail per concordare tempi e modalità; é prevista anche la modalità del ricevimento in gruppo se telematico.


1. Giardullo P.(2022),Images of nature through platforms: practices and relationships as research field and epistemic vantage point of DEH, in (a cura di) Bergmann L., Crampsie A., Dixon D., Hartmna S., Ludlow F., Travis C., , Routledge Handbook of Digital Environmental Humanities, pp. 317-331

2. Giardullo P.(2021) Padova e le infrastrutture d’acqua in (a cura di) Osti G., Fiumi e città: un amore a distanza, Vol.1, Padova University Press

3. Giardullo P, (2019), Spreading mosquitoes: a media analysis of Italian national newspapers about mosquitoes borne diseases and related intervention, in Claeys C. (Edit by), Mosquitoes management: between environmental and health issues, Peter Lang European editions, ISBN: 978-2-8076-0243-4

4. Giardullo P., (2019) Automatizing Green Practices? The Analysis of Reverse Vending Machinesas a Re-contamination of Theories of Practices. Sociologica, vol. 13, p. 149-166, ISSN: 1971- 8853, doi: 10.6092/issn.1971-8853/9424

5. Neresini F., GIARDULLO P., Di Buccio E., Cammozzo A., (2019) Exploring Socio-Technical Future Scenarios in the Media: The Energy Transition Case in the Italian Daily Newspapers, Quality & Quantity, DOI :10.1007/s11135-019-00947-w.

6. Giardullo P, (2018), Non è aria: Cittadini e politiche contro l’inquinamento atmosferico, Bologna, Il Mulino