January 2017 Country/Student Focus: Italy

The January Country Focus is Italy provided by Frances Peruzzo in the International Education LibGuide.

Ciao a tutti!


My name is Francesca Peruzzo, and Italy is my country of origin. I am currently doing my PhD at the UCL Institute of Education in the department of Education, Practice and Society and my project focuses on Italian higher education disability policy and practices.

By using Foucauldian tools to research the practices that produce disability in the mundane academic routine, my ultimate aim is to show how, eventually, we are made out of what we do, and not a result of categorisations and labels!

Coming to London to pursue my PhD, I spent my entire educational journey in Italy except for one year on a university Erasmus programme in Spain – magical………………….

If that has whetted your appetite, you can read the rest of Francesca’s focus on education in Italy here.

Why not share your own experiences and contribute to our monthly focus? You can start by by filling in the form here.  Let’s find out how global UCL really is.

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