Elisa Privitera is a Ph.D. candidate in the course “Evaluation and Mitigation of Urban and Land Risks” at the University of Catania, where she also is a LabPEAT’s (Ecological Design Lab) member since 2016.
She is currently working at the intersection of political ecology, environmental humanities, and planning with the aim of exploring the hybrid common ground where subaltern communities and engaged researchers contribute to the planning of contaminated areas. Since 2020 she is part of the Coordination Team of the Young Academic Network (AESOP).
In 2019 she spent one semester collaborating with the Environmental Humanities Lab at KTH – Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm thanks to a C.M. Lerici Foundation’s scholarship. That collaboration led to the elaboration and publication of the article “Seeking justice in risk landscapes. Small data and toxic autobiographies from an Italian petrochemical town (Gela, Sicily)” written by Elisa Privitera, Marco Armiero and Filippo Gravagno, and published on “Local Environment“, the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.