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Stefano is a lecturer in Childhood and Education. Having undertaken a degree (‘Laurea’: an Italian Taught Doctorate) in Political Science, he has also completed a Masters of Arts in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology. He also has a High School Spec in Classics/humanistic subjects. Stefano is currently studying for a Higher Education Academy Fellowship Award.

Before joining Leeds Trinity University Stefano worked in a variety of educational settings in different roles. He worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University and Manchester Met. In these positions he took charge of a number of modules form general modules like Introduction to Sociology and Research Methods to more specialist modules like Contemporary Social Theory, Film and Society and Sociology of Culture as well as supervising student in their Final Year Projects. As a lecturer he was also involved in all the associate marking of coursework, assesses essays and examinations.  At the University of Perugia (Italy), Stefano acted as an external examiner. During this time his lecturers were peer observed and the outcome of these observations was highly satisfactory. 

At the University of Manchester Stefano completed an ESRC funded PhD in Sociology, where he conducted an innovative study on contemporary forms of family life and their linkages and interdependence with work. His research was based on qualitative methods and he designed the interview questions and the recruited, arranged a conducted a large number of interviews with families. During this time he was a teaching assistant for Sociology of Work at the School of Social Sciences, where he assisted students in learning the topics related to the lectures, arranged group discussions and group involvement as well as providing guidance on essay writing, marking essays and providing feedback to students within the given deadlines.

Stefano joined Leeds Trinity University in September 2014 where he became a lecturer. He lectured in a number of subjects within the Childhood and Education course from early childhood studies to the sociology of education.

Research interests

Stefano holds a number of specific interests and expertise in the following fields:

  • Sociology of families and childhood; work-family "balance", insecure jobs and family life.
  • Critique of political economy and Social Reproduction Theory
  • Critical Theory (the Horkeheimer and Adorno generation), Open Marxism, Autonomism


His research areas are:

  • Job insecurity and family life
  • Subjectivity and the commodity form
  • Critical pedagogies and critique of the 'New Paradigm' of sociology of childhood


Stefano is currently working on a number of research/consultancy projects. These are:

  • Job insecurity and family life


Stefano can be consulted by external organisations in the following areas:

Sociology of families and childhood

work-family "balance"

insecure jobs and family life.

Teaching and Administration

Stefano is currently teaching a number of modules in the Institute of Childhood and Education. These modules include:


Understanding Family Dynamics (CYP5062); Education, Inequality and Social Justice (CYP5192); Children’s Rights, Young People and the Law (CYP5242); Child and Youth Justice (CYP6072)


Families, Inequality and Social Justice (CYP4222); Project (PYP6132); Creativity (CYP5182)


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester

Award Date: 10 Sep 2008

External positions

External Examiner

1 Sep 201531 Aug 2018


  • H Social Sciences
  • family life, work-family balance, cultural aspects of, job insecurity, precarious work, precarious subjectivities


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