Tesserae Dialogues #4 - Marina Della Giusta
On Tuesday March 15th the fourth edition of the Tesserae Dialogues series has seen Laura and Lorenzo discussing how gender affects urban life and policy with professor Marina Della Giusta .
Marina is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading, IZA fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Turin. She joined the University of Reading in 2001 and was Head of Department from 2013 to 2016. She is the Deputy Chair of the Conference of Heads of Departments of Economics of the Royal Economic Society and member of both the RES Women Committee and the RES Communications and Engagement Committee, where she is promoting initiatives surrounding both the communication of economics and the advancement of women in the profession, within and outside academia.
Her research is in behavioural and labour economics, with a focus on gender, stigma, and social norms. Her current projects focus on behavioural change in the labour market and cities (Horizon2020 INHABIT and as advisor DivAirCity), on interventions to correct disadvantage in education (Pearson CUBE 2020-2022), and on the role of inequalities and social norms in education, paid and unpaid work and pensions. She works with interdisciplinary teams and is particularly interested in techniques for detecting bias in language and in images.
She currently leads the Work Package on Behaviour Change with a focus on Gender and Diversity in the Horizon2020 Consortium INHABIT and the Pearson Publishing, Contrasting Unconscious Bias in Education (CUBE) project. She has received funding from the ESRC, British Academy, TEARFUND, MIUR and has been involved in the evaluation of international development projects (UN-Inter-American Development Bank, UN-ECLAC), as well as government policy in the UK (Home Office). She has consulted for Pearson and EY on Gender Diversity and Inclusion and has given various academic and public talks. She regularly collaborates with national and international media.