All my publications


Black Girls. Migrant Domestic Work and Colonial Legacies, Brill, Boston, 2014

Le ragazze di Asmara. Lavoro domestico e migrazione postcoloniale, Ediesse, Rome, 2011


Edited volumes and special issues

Domestic Workers SpeakLondon, Open Democracy, 2017 (with Giulia Garofalo Geymonat and Penelope Kyritsis)

Género, migraciones y transformaciones de la reproducción social y de los cuidados en la Europa del Sur,
 Investigaciones Feministas, 2016, vol. 7 (with Margarita Barañano Cid)

Transformations without Revolutions? How Feminist and LGBTQI Movements have Changed the World, Zapruder World, 2015, vol. 2 (with Elena Petricola and Vincenza Perilli)

Employers, Agencies and Immigration: Paying for CareAshgate, Aldershot, 2015 (with Anna Triandafyllidou)

Migrant Domestic and Care Workers in Europe: New Patterns of Circulation?  Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies, 2013, vol. 11, n. 4 (with Anna Triandafyllidou)

Femministe a parole, Ediesse, Rome, 2012 (with Jamila Mascat and Vincenza Perilli)

Made in Italy. Identità in migrazione, Zapruder, n. 28, 2012 (with Enrica Capussotti and Andrea Brazzoduro)



Paid domestic labour and postcoloniality: Narratives of Eritrean and Afro-Surinamese migrant women, Utrecht University, PhD dissertation, 2010

“We had different fortunes": relationships between Filipina domestic workers and their employers in Rome and in Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Research Master dissertation, 2006


Journal articles

Corporatization of Care: European Perspectives and Debates, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, 2017, 24 (2-1), pp. 109–131 (with Sara R. Farris)

Policing gender mobilities: interrogating the ‘feminisation of migration’ to Europe, Revue Internationale de Sociologie, 2017,  27 (1), pp.6-24 (with Ruba Salih)

Networks beyond nationalities? Relationships amongst Eastern European women workers in Italy facing the economic crisis
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2016, pp. 1-19. 

Perspectivas sobre género, migraciones transnacionales y trabajo: rearticulaciones del trabajo de reproducción social y de cuidados en la Europa del Sur, Investigaciones Feministas, 2016, vol. 7, pp. 9-33 (with Margarita Barañano Cid) 

Migrant women’s employment in paid reproductive work through the crisis: the case of Italy (2007-2012), Investigaciones Feministas, 2016, vol. 7, pp. 57-74 (con Anna Di Bartolomeo) 

Employability, gender and migration. The case of Eastern European circular carers in Italy, Revue suisse de travail social/Schweizerische Zeitschrift Für Soziale Arbeit, 17 (1), pp. 71-84 , 2015

Circolarità: ritorno impossibile o partenza dolce? Donne ucraine e polacche a confronto, Mondi Migranti, vol. 3, pp. 63-81, 2015     

Mothers and Grandmothers on the Move. Labour Mobility and the Household Strategies of Moldovan and Ukrainian Migrant Women in Italy, International Migration, 2014, n. 52, pp. 111-126 (with Alessandra Venturini)

Does Italy Represent an Opportunity for Temporary Migrants from the Eastern Partnership Countries?, IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014, vol. 3, n.8 (with Daniela Piazzalunga and Alessandra Venturini) 

Migrant Domestic and Care Workers in Europe: New Patterns of Circulation?, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 2013, vol. 11, n. 4, pp. 339-346, (with Anna Triandafyllidou).

Dreaming Circularity? Eastern European Women and Job-Sharing in Paid Home Care, Journal of  Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 2013, vol. 11, n. 4, pp. 347-363.

«Brave, intelligenti e pulite»: le domestiche eritree e l’eredità ambivalente del colonialismo, Mondi Migranti, 2013, issue 2, pp. 141-157.

‘We have a Common Past, a Common Present and a Common Future’ Postcolonial Gendered Memories of the Eritrean Diaspora, Incontri. Rivista Europea di Studi Italiani, vol. 28, n. 1, 2013, pp. 58-67 (with Domenica Ghidei Biidu, Barbara De Vivo e Elisabetta Hagos)

Identità... made in Italy. ZAPRUDER, 2012, vol. 28, p. 2-6 (with Andrea Brazzodurro e Enrica Capussotti) 

Georgina and the others. Postcoloniality and Afro-Surinamese care workers in the Netherlands. OSO Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek, vol. 30, n. 2, 2011, pp. 283-297.

Io, noi, voi, loro: Intervista a donne della diaspora eritrea nell'Italia postcoloniale, by Domenica Ghidei Biidu & Elisabetta Hagos. Zapruder: Storie in movimento, n. 23, 2010 (edited with Barbara De Vivo)

Abbecedario coloniale: Memorie di donne eritree alle scuole italiane di Asmara. Zapruder: Storie in movimento, n. 19, 2009, pp. 90-98 (with Domenica Ghidei Biidu)

Le Donne delle donne, in DWF-DonnaWomanFemme: Rivista internazionale di studi antropologici storici e sociali sulla donna, 2004, n. 1-2 (61-62), pp. 68-98

Book chapters        

Gender, migration and globalisation: an overview of the debates. In: Triandafyllidou, A. (ed.), Handbook of Migration and Globalisation (pp. 444-457), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018

Citizenship and Maternalism in Migrant Domestic Work: Filipina Workers and Their Employers in Amsterdam and Rome
. In: Gullikstad B., Korsnes Kristensen G., Ringrose P. (eds.), Paid Domestic Labour in Changing Europe: Questions of Gender Equality and Gendered Citizenship (pp. 147-168). LONDON:Palgrave Macmillan, 2016    

Resentment at the Heart of Europe: Narratives by Afro–Surinamese Postcolonial Migrant Women in the Netherlands. In: Sandra Ponzanesi and Gianmaria Colpani (Eds.): Postcolonial Transitions in Europe. Context, Practices and Politics (pp. 135-150), Rowman & Littlefield, 2015

“Mum seems happy”: Children of dependent people and the difficult task of employing someone who takes care of them. In: Anna Triandafyllidou and Sabrina Marchetti (Eds.): Employers, Agencies and Immigration: Care Work in Europe (pp. 93-110), Ashgate, Aldershot, 2015

Migrant Domestic Work through the Lens of “Coloniality”: Narratives from Eritrean and Afro-Surinamese Women. In: Dirk Hoerder, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk  and Silke Neunsinger (Eds.), Towards a Global History of Domestic and Caregiving Workers (pp. 366-388), Brill, Boston, 2015

Introduction: The Employers’ Perspective on Migrant Domestic and Care Work. In: Anna Triandafyllidou and Sabrina Marchetti (Eds.): Employers, Agencies and Immigration: Care Work in Europe (pp. 1-16), Ashgate, Aldershot, 2015 (with Anna Triandafyllidou)

Paying for care: Advantages and challenges for employers. In: Anna Triandafyllidou and Sabrina Marchetti (Eds.): Employers, Agencies and Immigration: Care Work in Europe (pp. 227-240), Ashgate, Aldershot, 2015 (with Anna Triandafyllidou)

Intersezionalità. In: Caterina Botti (Ed.), Etiche della diversità culturale (pp. 133-148), Le Lettere, Florence, 2013 

Serva&Padrona. Una casa per due. In: Sabrina Marchetti, Jamila M.H. Mascat & Vincenza Perilli (Eds.), Femministe a parole. Grovigli da districare (pp. 254-257), Ediesse, Rome, 2012

Introduzione. In: Sabrina Marchetti, Jamila M.H. Mascat & Vincenza Perilli (Eds.), Femministe a parole. Grovigli da districare (pp. 11-14), Ediesse, Rome, 2012.

Fuori luogo: Lavoratrici domestiche migranti fra regimi migratori e regimi di welfare. Il caso dei Paesi Bassi. In: Isabella Peretti (a cura di) Schengenland. Immigrazione: politiche e culture in Europa. Roma, Ediesse, 2011.

Eritreans’ memories of postcolonial time: Ambivalence and mimicry at the Italian schools in Asmara. In: Jaqueline Andall & Derek Duncan (Eds.), Belongings: Hybridity in Italian colonial and postcolonial culture (pp. 107-126), Peter Lang, Oxford/Bern, 2010 (with Domenica Ghidei Biidu)

Eritrei romani. In: Ginevra Demaio (Ed.), Osservatorio romano sulle migrazioni 2008: Quarto rapporto, Caritas/Migrantes, Roma, 2008 (with Lucia Sgueglia)

A comparison between European countries: Regular and irregular labour markets. In: Isabella Peretti & Francesca Brezzi (Eds.), Welcome?! Network migrants and natives, Aracne, Rome, 2005


Reports and Working papers

Gender and Mobility across Southern and Eastern European Borders: "Double Standards" and the Ambiguities of European Neighbourhood Policy, IAI Working Papers 15|19, 2015 (with Ruba Salih)

Gendered and Racialised Constructions of Work in Bureaucratised Care Services in Italy, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. 2014/123 (with Francesca Scrinzi).

Europe 2020: Addressing Low Skill Labour Migration at times of Fragile Recovery, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. 2014/05. (with Anna Triandafyllidou)

Black Europe? Some Views from Afro-Surinamese Migrants in the Netherlands Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. 2014/08.

Costs and benefits of labour mobility between the EU and the Eastern partnership countries. Country report: Italy, EuropeAid/130215/C/SER/Multi, Turin 2013 (with Alessandra Venturini & Daniela Piazzalunga).

International migration and over-indebtedness: the case of Filipino workers in Italy, IIED Human settlements working-paper, n. 36, 2012 (with Charito Basa & Violeta de Guzman)

Together? On the not-so-easy relationship between Italian labour organisations and migrant domestic workers’groups, ICDD Working-paper, n. 31, 2012.

Analisi degli interventi d’integrazione rivolti alle donne immigrate, Isfol, 2009 (with Marco Marucci, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Andrea Carlini, Monika Savier, Alessandro Faramondi)

Presences, roles and associative experiences of immigrant women in Italy. Networks, migrants and natives: Experience nets, Welcoming nets, EU - D.G. Employment & Social Affairs, 2004


In conference proceedings         

Domestiche, assistenti o dame di compagnia? Identità performative e pratiche lavorative di cura nelle narrative di donne migranti. In: Elisa Bellè, Barbara Poggio e Giulia Selmi (eds) Attraverso i confini del genere. Atti del convegno (pp. 415-428), Università di Trento, 2013

The gendered construction of a "caring otherness". In: World wide women. Globalizzazione, generi, linguaggi. (pp. 29-38), Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, 2011 (with Francesca Scrinzi)


Online articles         

Europe needs low-skilled migrant workers too, 2016, Euractive, 27/04/2016

Da migranti a rifugiati, lo strano caso degli ucraini in Italia, 2016, Open Migration, 6/04/2016 (with Sona Kalanraryan and Francesca Alice Vianello)

La città delle migranti,appunti sugli ultimi dati romani, 2016,, 10/03/2016

Time for Rights for Paid Domestic Workers in Europe, 2016, The EUI Times Online, 08/03/2016

Gender Equality for Whom? Some Intersectional Thoughts on the 8th of March 2015, ReflectingOn - RSCAS/EUI, 06/03/2015

Relatives of Dependent Elders and the Difficult Task to Employ a Migrant Care-giver, Women, Work and Value in Europe Blog, 07/12/2014 

Care work and the feminization of labour migration to Italy through the current economic crisis, EUI Policy Briefs, 10/04/2014 (with Anna Di Bartolomeo)

Lavoratrici filippine tra debiti e lavori domestici, Ingenere, 13/06/2013 (con Charito Basa) 

Philomena Essed, Encyclopedia of Afro-European Studies, 2012

Che senso ha parlare di badanti?, Zeroviolenzadonne, 2011

Le donne-ponte tra sindacato e comunità, Ingenere, 2010 

Incontri da vicino e da lontano: Storie di donne eritree a Roma, Contro Storie, n. 2, 2009


Connell, Raewyn & Laura Corradi, Il silenzio della terra. Sociologia postcoloniale, realtà aborigene e l'importanza del luogoStudi Culturali, n. 1, 2015, pp. 121-125 (extended version in Intersexioni)

Garofalo Geymonat, Giulia, Vendere e comprare sesso. Tra piacere, lavoro e prevaricazione. Zeroviolenzadonne, 2014.

Pasquinelli, Sergio & Giselda Rusmini, Badare non basta. Il lavoro di cura: attori, progetti, politiche. Zeroviolenzadonne, 2013.

Pratt, Geraldine, Families apart: migrant mothers and the conflicts of labor and loveJournal of colonialism and colonial history, 2013.

Ponzanesi, Sandra & Blaagaard, Bolette, Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial perspectives. Studi Culturali, n. 3, 2012, pp. 117-118.

Ciccone, Stefano & Barbara Mapelli, Silenzi. Non detti, reticenze e assenze di (tra) donne e uomini, Zeroviolenzadonne, 2013

Piperno, Flavia & Mara Tognetti Bordogna, Straniere al welfare. Una catena senza frontiere, Ingenere, 2012

Døving,Cora Alexa & Nicolas Schwaller,Minority narratives and national memory.Studi culturali, n. 1, 2012, pp. 148-149.

Encarnación Gutierrez-Rodriguez, Migration, domestic work and affect. A decolonial approach on value and the feminisation of labor, Studi culturali, n.1, 2011, pp. 133-133.

Wendy Pojmann, Immigrant women and feminism in Italy. Feminist Theory, vol. 11, issue 3, 2010, pp. 338-339.