Ignazia Bartholini is Associate Professor of Sociology at Palermo University and an RC 32 (Women and Society) board member of ISA (International Sociological Association).
In the last decade she has acted as visiting professor to some European universities. Her research focuses on gender-based violence and social policies for women. In the context of the research reported here, she was principal investigator of the many international research projects involved as well as being the author of numerous essays on the topic of migration, poverty, education where theoretical reflection and the hard facts of empirical investigation are combined. The terminological meaning of "proximity violence" as a particular form of violence against women is “hers”. She focuses on the situational and cultural context correlations which migrants but also western women are victims