Carmen Caruso (BA, MA, PhD) is trained as a social scientist and joined the Department of Politics in June 2022 as a Research Fellow on the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘PROTECT’.
Her work lies at the interface of social and political studies and reflects her interests in migration/mobility and citizenship, diversity and social change. Her research draws expressively from transnational feminist and postcolonial critique. Most of her activities are shaped by a concern for structural asymmetries in different social and cultural contexts and throughout the years she has participated in different capacities in public engagement projects with several grassroots organisations, in London as well as abroad.
She has published two books, contributed book chapters and authored articles for academic journals.
(En) Caruso, C., McAreavey R., Sirkeci, I. 2022. "Fuzzy edges of Social Capital: the migration-mobility nexus and social capital through the lens of a local Third Sector Organisation (TSO)". Voluntary Sector Review .
(En) Caruso, C., 2018. “The Syrian diaspora in London through the transnational lens. A distinctive contribution to contemporary public space and citizenship” Border Crossing. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol.8 No. 2.
(En) Caruso, C., 2014. “Nationality Undetermined: Voices of the Palestinian Diaspora in Italy”. Interventions. International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 16 Issue 3.
(En) Caruso, C., 2013. “An Aesthetics of Diasporic Citizenship: the Example of Lebanese Women in the UK”. Citizenship Studies, Vol. 17 Issues 03-4.
(En) Caruso, C., 2011. “16th Century Jerusalem: a Model of Coexistence?” Jerusalem Quarterly, Institute of Palestine Studies, Beirut-Jerusalem, Winter - Issue 29.
Books or monographs
(It) Caruso, C., 2015. Etica, città, estetica. A partire da Gerusalemme. Cosenza: Edizioni Erranti.
(It) Caruso, C., 2009. Nazionalità: indeterminata. Voci della diaspora palestinese in Italia. Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino.
(It) Caruso, C., 2008. “Al di qua e al di là del confine: la diaspora palestinese in Italia”, in Barcellona, Pietro e Cavallo, Riccardo, (eds), L'Europa allo specchio, Vol. 2: Questioni sociali e forme di governo. Acireale-Roma: Bonanno.