Serena Natile

Serena Natile

Serena is a feminist researcher, lawyer and lecturer, mainly interested in feminist political economy, gender politics, critical approaches to development, financial inclusion and mobile finance, and EU and international law. Serena holds a first class degree in Law from the University of Siena (with an academic year spent as an Erasmus exchange student at the University of Bristol Law School), a MA cum laude in Law and European and International Relations from the University of Trento and a PhD in Law from the University of Kent, where she is an Associate Lecturer and Researcher. Serena is also an activist for gender rights and serves as a legal advisor for labour unions and NGOs in Italy. Before starting her PhD, Serena worked for the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU and for the UNDP in Brussels and collaborated with various women’s rights organisations in Kenya, Ghana and Uganda.
  • Dear Prime Minister

    In my review of 2016 for WiB I concluded that ‘We shouldn’t be holding our breath to see what happens in 2017, we need to fight side-by-side building upon existing struggles and as Antonio Gramsci suggests, be pessimistic in our thinking, optimistic in our wills and never afraid to stand...
  • Revolution, not resolution

    2016 has been a dreadful year for many reasons. The rise of a politics dominated by real or imaginary scandals and post-truth rhetoric rather than debates on real needs and policy issues. The intensification of violence, hate, intolerance, cynicism, opportunism and frustration often amplified by technologically mediated social relations...
  • Wonder Woman as UN ambassador: social change or commercial campaign?

    The UN has decided to appoint Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador for gender equality and women empowerment. The purpose of this choice, according to the UN,  is to use Wonder Woman’s image of strength and her role in the fight for justice and peace to ‘raise awareness about Goal...
  • Whose Europe? Whose Union?

    The well-known story about the European Union begins with the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community and later of the European Economic Community, following the end of the Second World War. This cooperation was very much motivated by the assumed nexus between political order and prosperity, as...
  • More Data for Gender Equality: Who’S Going to Profit?

    “We can’t close the gender gap we all aspire to close, unless we close first the data gap.” With these words Melinda Gates announced at the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen that the Gates Foundation is going to invest $80m in gender data “to accelerate progress for women and...
  • The Women Who Sold The World

    Angela Davis – inspirational activist, scholar and writer – was in Italy last week to remind us about the importance of social movements and global solidarity and to share her thoughts about colonialism, racism and capitalism in two lectures in Roma and Bologna. She started the lecture in Bologna,...
  • The Rise of Global Inequality and Philanthrocapitalism

    According to a new Oxfam report the richest 1% (62 people in the world, 53 of whom are men) owns as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population (3.6 billion). The report also points out that ‘since the turn of the century, the poorest half of...
  • What’s Right With The ‘Reducing Extreme Wealth’ Approach

    As the 2030 agenda for sustainable development has been adopted, more and more development actors, global leaders and celebrities are getting enthusiastic about starting a new chapter in development. But is this really going to be a new chapter? In view of the UN sustainable development summit last September,...
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