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Tullia Russo

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Cognome:   Russo
Nome:   Tullia
Email:   tullia.russo@unimore.it
Ciclo:   XXXII
Settore disciplinare:   Sviluppo e innovazione
Borsa di studio:  
Tutor:   Tindara Addabbo

Progetto di ricerca


Homotransphobic Discrimination in sports, tertiary education and at work: determinants and inclusion policies

The theoretical premise underlying this research consists of several studies that demonstrate the serious impact of homotransphobic discrimination on LGBT people. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are more likely to report discrimination and, consequently, stress-related disorders like depression, emotional distress until self-harm behaviours or suicidal ideation than hetero-cisgender individuals (Almeida et al., 2009; Di Giacomo et al., 2018).

The aim of  the first paper, entitled Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. LGBT intergroup contact in non-competitive sport environment” is twofold. Firstly, it analyses the determinants of homotransphobic perceived discrimination and, secondly, in explores, in the analysis of homotransphobia factors, the relevance of Contact Theory  (Allport, 1954) using original micro data collected during a sporting festival (Anti-Racism Cup 2018 edition).

The second essay, Tools and practices for LGBT+ inclusion in tertiary education: the development of LGBT+ University Inclusion Index and its application to Italian universities”, provide an index of LGBT+ inclusion for Italian Universities that has a twofold aim:

  • Allow tertiary education institutions to assess their degree of gender inclusiveness with a shortcut assessment of the dimensions in LGBT+ inclusion that needs to be improved for reaching the aim of LGBT+ inclusion in tertiary education;
  • Implement the proposed system to Italian universities that have promptly taken part to the survey thus making us in the condition to be able to show their achievements with the support of LGBT+ or ally students’ unions to judge the efficacy of the different practices in place and taking into account other.

The third essay, Discrimination in workplace, psychological wellbeing and job satisfaction: an intersectional approach on EWCS sample”, analyse the effects of a possible interaction among the characteristics of sexual orientation, biological sex, race, religion, nationality and disability, in workplace. Using European Working Condition Survey Data collected in 2015, we examine the relationship between discrimination’s predictors, psychological wellbeing, job satisfaction and moderating variables such as socio-economic position and age.

Interessi di ricerca e pubblicazioni


Interessi di ricerca

La discriminazione delle minoranze nei diversi contesti.
Omotransfobia nello sport, nell’educazione terziaria e nel mondo del lavoro.
Metodi e tecniche di inclusione.



Russo T., Le tutele per le persone transgender nelle università italiane, Pisa University Press, 2019 (in press)

Russo T., Valerio T., Transgenderismo e identità di genere: dai manuali nosografici ai contesti. Un focus sulle università italiane, Rivista Sperimentale di Freniatria, Vol. CXCLIII(2), 2019.

Russo T., La tutela delle soggettività in transizione di genere negli atenei italiani: i risultati di una ricerca sulla diffusione delle Carriere Alias, I. 3.2.6. in Altre Declinazioni del Diritto allo Studio, I. 3.2.6., pagg. 258-259, Rapporto Biennale sullo Stato del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca, ANVUR, 2018.

Russo T., Overcoming Gender Stereotypes: A Phamplet about coexisting at Mondiali Antirazzisti (and anywhere else), Progetto GoALL Mondiali Antirazzisti UISP, Bologna, 2017