Lara Maestripieri IGOPLara Maestripieri holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Research, awarded by the University of Trento (2011). She is a “Ramon y Cajal” distinguished researcher at the Department of Political Science of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is also a member of the Research Group Analysis, Management and Evaluation of Public Policy (AGAPP), through its attachment to the IGOP (Institute of Government and Public Policy). She is the current secretary/treasurer of the ISA RC52 board “Sociology of professional groups”. Her main research interests concern social change in post-industrial society and in particular: public policy and intersectionality, economic insecurity in Southern European countries, social innovation and emerging professions.


Public policies and intersectionality, economic insecurity in southern Europe, social innovation, emerging professions, qualitative methods.



  1. Gallego R. and Maestripieri L. (2022) Women’s empowerment and social innovation in childcare: the case of Barcelona, Spain, European Societies, (online first) (full text available on UAB DDD:
  2. Maestripieri L. (2021). The Covid-19 pandemics: why intersectionality matters? Frontiers in Sociology, 6:642662.
  3. Maestripieri L. (2019). Fragmented fields: professionalisms and work settings in Italian management consultancy, Journal of Professions & Organization, 6(3): 357–376.