Dr. Valeria Bonatti

Dr.  Valeria Bonatti

Contact Information

702 S. Wright St. 3062LH
Urbana, IL 61801 MC-442
Lecturer
View CV

Biography

I have a PhD in Sociology from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, where I worked as an instructor of Global Studies and Sociology. My teaching and research areas include globalization, the environment, global health, migration and gender. Prior to re-joining the University of Illinois in 2018, I have taught for Bard College and for the Bard Prison Initiative.

Research Interests

  • Transnational studies
  • Citizenship and Migration
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Gender
  • Global Health

Research Description

My current research considers displaced persons' - migrants, refugees, asylum seekers - in making green economic growth possible, in Europe, in Southeast Asia and in the US Midwest. This work includes my in-progress book Green-Glass Ceilings: Neapolitan Women and The Politics of Waste, and journal articles in International Labor and Working Class History (2019), Migration Studies (2018), the European Journal of Women’s Studies (2018) and in Capitalism, Nature Socialism (2015).

My collaborative work on the migration-development nexus and on transnational families has been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2014), in the co-authored book Transnational Families of Italian Emigrants (edited by Celid, 2019) and in the Migrantes Foundation’s 2017 Report on Italians in the World (Rapporto Italiani Nel Mondo).

Education

  • 2010. MA,Middle Eastern Studies, University of Naples "L'Orientale"
  • 2008. BA, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

Distinctions / Awards

  • Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign for the courses Global Health Governance, Global Development, Foundations of Social Research, Global Health Interventions and Evaluations, Introduction to Global Studies, Introduction to Sociology, Social Research Methods, Advanced Methods of Field Research.
  • 2014 and 2016: Bastian Fellowship in Transnational Studies
  • May 2013. Transatlantic Summer Institute in European Studies Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • August 2010. Bastian Fellowship for Incoming Graduate Students, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • May 2007. Undergraduate Student Fellowship, Regione Campania

Courses

  • Global Health - GLBL 240
  • Introduction to Global Studies - GLBL 100
  • Global Health -Interventions and Evaluations - GLBL 440
  • Global Health Governance - GLBL 340
  • Global Development - GLBL 250
  • GLBL 200 - Foundations of Social Research
  • TA: Introduction to Sociology, Social Research Methods, Advanced Methods of Field Research, Technology and Society
  • Environmental Sociology (Bard College, 2018)
  • Introduction to Sociology (Bard College, 2018)
  • Public Health and the Environment (Bard College Prison Initiative, 2018)

Selected Publications

Books

Bonatti, Valeria, Alvise Del Pra, Brunella Rallo, and Maddalena Tirabassi Famiglie Transnazionali dell'Italia che Emigra - Transnational Families of Italian Emigrants Torino CELID 2019.

Journal Articles

Bonatti, Dr. Valeria, and Dr. Parthiban Muniandy Defiant Aspirations: Migrant womens' struggles for stability and upward mobility in Naples and Kuala Lumpur Migration Studies 2018.
Taking Out the Garbage: Migrant women's unseen environmental work European Journal of Women's Studies 25 1 2018, p. 41-55.
Bonatti, Valeria Mobilizing Around Motherhood: Successes and Challenges for Women Protesting against Toxic Waste in Campania, Italy Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 26 4 2015, p. 158 - 175.
Muniandy, Dr. Parthiban, and Dr. Valeria Bonatti Are Migrants Agents or Instruments of Development? The case of 'temporary' migration in Malaysia Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 40 11 2014, p. 1836-1853.
Bonatti, Valeria, and Zsuzsa Gille Changing Registers of Visibility: Immigrant Labor and Waste Work in Naples, Italy International Labor and Working Class History 95 2019, p. 114-129.