Carlo Nicoli Aldini's PhD Start-up Seminar
PhD candidates at the Sociology of Law Department hold three seminars during the period of education: a start-up seminar, a mid seminar, and a final seminar. Participation in seminars is an essential part of the PhD education to fully reach the learning outcomes. The seminars are always in English.
If you are unable to attend the seminar on campus, follow this link at the time of the seminar (13:00 UTC+2) to participate online via Zoom
Carlo Nicoli Aldini’s research investigates how citizens of Taranto, a city in the south of Italy where one of the largest European steel factories is located, have resorted to laws and courts to fight against the environmental decay caused by the activities of the local industry. The project explores how and why the local citizenry has taken action to seek legal protection for their rights, and the role that lawyers and intermediary organizations have had in this process. This research is grounded in the socio-legal theoretical tradition of legal mobilization studies and its connection to practices of social resilience. The project is funded by the Agenda 2030 Graduate School established at the Faculty of Social Science, Lund University, and accordingly, it aims to provide new understandings in relation to social groups’ legal strategies to obtain redress for the health and socio-economic consequences caused by environmental disasters.
Michael Molavi, Associate senior lecturer
Hera Muhire, Research assistant