Xenia Chiaramonte

jurist and socio-legal scholar

Xenia Chiaramonte is a jurist and a socio-legal scholar. She graduated in Law from the University of Milan where she also defended her doctoral dissertation in 2017. She spent a semester at the Center for the Study of Law & Society (CSLS) at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bologna and Roma Tre as well as a CAS SEE (Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe) fellow at the University of Rijeka. She recently published her monograph Governare il conflitto: La criminalizzazione del movimento No TAV [Governing conflict: The Criminalization of the No TAV Movement](2019), which analyses the criminalization of one of the most longstanding and high-profile environmental movements in Western Europe. In her research, she developed a deep ethnographical approach blended with a theory-oriented vision.

Xenia Chiaramonte is interested in the intersection of law and social movements. Her research has moved from the ‘negative’ relationship between public law (criminal and administrative) and protests to a project on new social institutions designed to enhance the legal capacity to craft a fictional conception of nature. Her recent publications include a co-authored book with Dario Fiorentino on political justice Il caso 7 aprile: il processo politico dall’Autonomia Operaia ai No TAV (2019) and two co-edited books on political violence, Violenza politica: Una ridefinizione del concetto oltre la depoliticizzazione with Alessandro Senaldi (2018), and Politica e violenza. Teorie e pratiche del conflitto sociale with Luca Alteri and Alessandro Senaldi (2021). Several further articles appeared in Italian, German, French, and North- and South-American journals.

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