Scientific Technical Committee on Diversity and Inclusion launched
The Scientific Technical Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, created by Sapienza to tangibly support the theme of rights, comprises professors, technical-administrative staff and students. Members were appointed on January 29, 2021, by Rectoral Decree. Fabio Lucidi, from the Department of Psychology of Developmental and Socialisation Processes, will coordinate the committee, which aims to implement strategic plans and projects to enhance the potential of individuals, support equality and integration, promote collaboration and the creation of new networks, both internal and external, to foster inclusion policies.
- Roberto Baiocco - Department of Psychology of Developmental and Socialisation Processes
- Marcella Corsi - Department of Statistical Sciences
- Emanuele Caglioti - Department of Mathematics
- Febo Cincotti - Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering
- Ines Ciolli - Department of Legal Studies
- Donatella Di Cesare - Department of Philosophy
- Anna Maria Giovenale - Department of Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture
- Vincenzo Leuzzi - Department of Paediatrics
- Maurizio Marceca - Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases
- Mariella Nocenzi - Department of Communication and Social Research
- Livia Ottolenghi - Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences
- Michele Raitano - Department of Economics and Law
- Giuliana Scognamiglio - Department of Legal Studies
- Annamaria Speranza - Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, and Health Studies
- Fabio Mollicone - Head of Unit – Office for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties
- Dionino Zappacosta - Hello - Foreign Students Office
Sapienza appointed students Aurora Maisano and Livia Pieri as members of the committee.
Among other tasks, the committee will also deal with gender policies, promoting specific actions and projects iǹ orientation activities and in liaison with secondary schools: the aim is to deconstruct gender stereotypes and horizontal gender segregation, which often lead female students to choose faculties and degree courses deemed more "appropriate" to the female gender role, rather than disciplinary fields traditionally considered purely male and largely included in the acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The committee will also strengthen the positive projects already undertaken in Sapienza on gender identity, such as, for example, the activation in 2018 of the alias career for trans*, non-binary and gender non-conforming students, and the services and programmes of prevention and intervention against homobitransphobia and discrimination related to gender and sexual orientation.