Renata Pepicelli is lecturer at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome and research fellow at the Mediterranean Middle East programme of IAI (International Affairs Institute). She is an expert on Islamic Studies and Gender Studies. Her research focuses on the MENA region and Europe, with a special emphasis on youth and the recent evolution of Islamist movements.
She holds a Ph.D in “Geopolitics and cultures of the Mediterranean” (Sum – Federico II, University of Naples). From October 2008 to January 2014, she had a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna. In 2014, she obtained the scientific qualification as Associate Professor in the field “Cultures of Near East, Middle East and Africa” (National Italian procedure).
Among her main pubblications:
– Ivana Acocella and Renata Pepicelli (eds), Giovani Musulmane in Italia [Young Muslims in Italy], Il Mulino, Bologna, 2015.

– Renata Pepicelli (ed), Le donne nei media arabi [Women in the arab media], Carocci, Roma, 2014.

– Renata Pepicelli, Il velo nell’Islam. Storia, politica, estetica [The headscarf and Islam. History, politics and esthetics], Carocci, Roma, 2012 (Finnish translation, 2014).

– Renata Pepicelli, Femminismo islamico. Corano, diritti, riforme [Islamic, feminism. Quran, rights, reforms] Carocci, Roma, 2010.

– Renata Pepicelli, 2010 un nuovo ordine mediterraneo?, Mesogea, Messina, 2004.