Dr Lorenzo Feltrin

Dr Lorenzo Feltrin

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

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Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS)
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Lorenzo Feltrin is Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) of the University of Birmingham.

His current research project focuses on the relationship between workplace-centred and community-centred mobilisations around “noxiousness” (i.e., health damage and environmental degradation), with case studies in Chile and Italy. Lorenzo received a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in January 2019 with a thesis titled Between the Hammer and the Anvil: The Trade Unions and the 2011 Arab Uprisings in Morocco and Tunisia. More recently, Lorenzo carried out research for the project Toxic Expertise on labour and environmental justice in the petrochemical sector.

Qualifications

  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (current), University of Birmingham, UK. 
  • PhD in Politics and International Studies (2019), University of Warwick, UK.
  • MSc in Political Sociology (2013), LSE, UK.
  • BA in Philosophy (2010), Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.

Biography

Lorenzo Feltrin (1988) grew up in Treviso, Italy. In 2014, he began a PhD at the University of Warwick researching the Moroccan and Tunisian labour movements, and he carried out extensive fieldwork in the two countries. His work on labour studies continued after the PhD, when he joined the Toxic Expertise ERC-funded project to carry out research on petrochemical workers and environmental justice. In 2021, Lorenzo began a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Birmingham, with a research project exploring the history of labour and environmental conflicts in the industrial areas of Quintero (Chile) and Porto Marghera (Italy).

Research

Research interests

Labour, Social Movements, Political Ecology. 

Current projects

Workers between Precarity and Ecological Crisis in Chile and Italy”, Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship.

Publications

Peer-reviewed

2022

“Situating Class in Workplace and Community Environmentalism: Working-Class Environmentalism and Deindustrialisation in Porto Marghera, Venice”, The Sociological Review. (Free download)

With Alice Mah and David Brown: “Noxious Deindustrialization: Experiences of Precarity and Pollution in Scotland’s Petrochemical Capital”, Environment and Planning C, 40(4), pp. 950-969. (Free download)

2021

With Devi Sacchetto, 2021: “The Work-Technology Nexus and Working-Class Environmentalism: Workerism versus Capitalist Noxiousness in Italy’s Long 1968”, Theory and Society, 50(5), pp. 815-835. (Free download)

2020

“The Moroccan System of Labour Institutions: A Class-Based Perspective”, Third World Quarterly, 41(7), pp. 1240-1260.

2019

“Labour and Democracy in the Maghreb: The Moroccan and Tunisian Trade Unions in the 2011 Arab Uprisings”, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 40(1), pp. 42-64. (Free download)

2018

“The Struggles of Precarious Youth in Tunisia: The Case of the Kerkennah Movement”, Review of African Political Economy, 45(155), pp. 44-63. (Free download)

Other selected publications

2022

 “Noxious Deindustrialisation: Connecting Precarity and the Ecological Crisis”, Verso Blog. (Full text)

 “Da San Miguel alla Cita. Intervista a Rodrigo Díaz, esule cileno in Italia dal 1974 e residente a Marghera dal 1976”, storiAmestre. (Full text)

“Nota introduttiva” to “Contro la nocività: Operaismo ed ecologia nel Lungo ‘68”, Effimera. (Full text)

“La deindustrializzazione nociva, cala l’occupazione sale l’inquinamento”, il Manifesto. (Full text)

2021

Introduction to “Against Noxiousness (1971)” by the Political Committee of Porto Marghera Workers, Viewpoint Magazine. (Full text)

“Tunisia: The UGTT and Precarious Workers in the 2011 Uprising”, in If Not Us, Who? Workers Worldwide against Authoritarianism, Fascism and Dictatorship edited by Dario Azzellini, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin. (Free download)

With Juan Pablo Pizarro: “Portuali in zona di sacrificio”, Jacobin Italia. (Full text)

“Fosfato e fertilizzanti chimici a Porto Marghera: Spunti per una storia transnazionale e decoloniale”, storiAmestre. (Full text)

“Porto Marghera: L’incubo di Eugenio Cefis”, storiAmestre. (Full text)

“Marghera contro Marghera”, QCode, 4, pp. 20-27

“La vittoria di Boric in Cile: Una convergenza di diversità dentro e oltre lo Stato”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

With Gruppo Nord Est di Inchieste dal Basso: “Di nuovo Amazon: dal G20 alle periferie dell’impero e ritorno”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

With Gruppo Nord Est di Inchieste dal Basso: “L’offensiva di Amazon nel Nord Est”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

With Alice Dal Gobbo: “Un climate strike nella pandemia: Riflessioni sulla crisi socio-ecologica in corso”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

With Federica Pennelli: “Ancora morti sul lavoro: Italia sopra la media europea”, Impakter Italia. (Full text)

2020

“Exiting the False ‘Jobs Versus Environment’ Dilemma”, ROAR Magazine. (Full text)

“Reflecting on Noxious Deindustrialisation: From Paradox to Paradigm?”, Toxic News. (Full text)

“Book Review: Labor Politics in North Africa: After the Uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. By Ian M. Hartshorn”, ILR Review.

“Marocco: Il giornalista Omar Radi ancora in carcere”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

“Note a margine di un’esplosione petrolchimica: la lotta contro la nocività oggi tra fabbrica e quartiere”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

“Il Regno Unito in quarantena”, Globalproject.info (Full text)

2019

“For a Practice of Politicised Commoning: An Interview with Werner Bonefeld, Ana Cecilia Dinerstein and John Holloway”, Plan C. (Full text)

“The Climate Strikes & The Social Strike: Working-Class Environmentalism and Social Reproduction”, Plan C. (Full text)

with David Brown: “The Global Petrochemical Map: Drawing the Political-Spatial Nexus of Petrochemical Production”, Toxic News. (Full text)

“Perché non possiamo dirci trentenni: Gioventù, precarietà e dissenso”, Agenzia X, Milan, 2019 (afterword to the book Message in a bottle: Storie e testimonianze di giovani tunisini otto anni dopo la rivoluzione by Mario Sei).

“Che cosa significa la sconfitta elettorale del Corbynismo per i movimenti?”, Globalproject.info. (Full text here)

2018

“Leggere Il capitale: Due guide eretiche”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

 with Fabio Mengali: “Cooperazione, organizzazione, autonomia: Intorno ad «Assembly» (Michael Hardt e Toni Negri)”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

“La verità per Giulio Regeni e il problema Salvini”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

2017

“Tunisia: Le mobilitazioni del gennaio 2017 nei cicli di lotta storici”, Effimera. (Full text)

“Omicidio di Giulio Regeni: Riformalizzato il business as usual”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

2016

“L'UGTT, une passion tunisienne: Enquête sur les syndicalistes en révolution (2011–2014); Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt” (book review), Journal of North African Studies, 21(3), pp. 528-531.

“La morte di un giovane precario infiamma il Marocco”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

“Tunisia: La società civile in difesa dell’occupazione di Jemna”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

“Lotte operaie in Marocco: Maghreb Steel, Doha, Textile Manufacturing”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

“Giulio Regeni: Un'altra vendetta dello stato di polizia”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

“Chiusi dentro: La Tunisia nell’era delle rivolte”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

2015

“Jihadism: Those Who Blame Refugees and Muslims Hide the Role of the Alliance between the West and the Petro-Monarchies”, Katoikos. (Full text)

“Che cosa significa il Premio Nobel in Tunisia?”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

2014

“La Tunisia oggi, le voci degli attivisti”, Globalproject.info. (Full text)

2013

with Paola Rivetti and Mohamed Hossny: “The Journey of Protests in the Mediterranean and Beyond: A Discussion about and for Social Movements”, Jadaliyya. (Full text)

“Italian Elections: Choosing Our Ground”, Red Pepper. (Full text)

“How Beppe Grillo Stole the Left’s Clothes”, Red Pepper. (Full text)

2012

“The Italian Anomaly Goes Technical”, Red Pepper. (Full text)

“Arab Streetwise: The Counter-Culture of the Revolutions”, Red Pepper. (Full text)

2011

“La libertà è tutto: Racconti della Rivoluzione Egiziana”, Globalproject.info. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

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