Marzia Mauriello is a research fellow in demoethnoanthropological disciplines at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” and lecturer in Medical Anthropology at the University of Magna Græcia in Catanzaro. He is involved in gender studies and anthropology of food and for about a decade he has been carrying out ethnographic research in Naples. She is the author of essays and articles on the processes of medicalisation of the transgender experience, on the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion of gender non-conforming subjects, on the intersections between food and gender and of the monograph “Gender Dramas. Female and male in the theatre of Raffaele Viviani” (Webster Libreriauniversitaria.it 2016).
He is currently carrying out research on street foods, gender identities and migrant communities in the city of Naples and, in the Campania context, on practices of resistance and forms of protection and enhancement of food production developed and consolidated in response to environmental devastation. He is a member of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology (SIAC), of the Centre for Food and Nutrition Studies at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, of the Gender History Research Center at the same University, and of the Institute of Gender Studies (IGS) at the University of Chester (UK).