Fiorenza Deriu


Fiorenza Deriu is aggregate professor of Sociology at the Department of Statistics of Sapienza University of Rome. In the past, she has carried out several research projects (e.g., about gender differences in employment, work-life balance, violence against women, women capabilities, resilience and empowerment) at national and international level, funded by local bodies, national institutions, and the EU Commission. She is Director of the II level Master on »Big Data. Statistical methods for the Knowledge Society« within the Department of Statistics of Sapienza University of Rome. She is currently scientific responsible for the International Cooperation project funded by Sapienza University of Rome, aimed at the reali­zation of a Summer School on »Statistics for Gender Equality: Methods and Techniques to study the violence against women« in Tanzania, at the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre (EASTC) of Dar Es Salaam. Her research focuses on the following main issues: the use of social network data to study social issues; theoretical and empirical implications in the use of big data; women capabilities, resilience and empowerment; violence against women; gender differences in employment and in time use; gender differences in active ageing.