Global Studies Colloquium: "Socialization of science: the Covid 19 pandemic"

Wednesday, May 26 at 12:30pm

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment for the Master's Program in Global Studies.  The Colloquium Series strives to open and explore a wide range of interdisciplinary debates and their interaction and engagement with the global, hosting new guest speakers each quarter from UCSB and beyond.  The upcoming event will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday, May 26th at 12:30pm. Zoom link is (Meeting ID: 842 4656 4996). Please see below for the featured talk:


Andrea Declich, Luciano d’Andrea, Socialization of science: the Covid 19 pandemic

The talk focuses on the dynamic of socialization of science as one of the most relevant processes in late modern society. Poor socialization of science has profound effects on the relation between science and society, including on technology development, use of technology and emergency preparedness and response. The Covid-19 pandemic and how it is being managed (particularly in Italy) is an example of the effects that such a difficult relation brings about.


Luciano d’Andrea is senior researcher at Knowledge and Innovation (K&I), an independent social research center based in Rome. His research interests in the last decade have focused on science-society relations, as an observation field to analyze transformation processes in contemporary societies. He has also been taking part in research projects on public engagement with science and technology, gender equality in science, responsible research, knowledge brokerage, and the socialization process of science and innovation.


Andrea Declich is a Researcher at K&I. Socio-economist, has worked as a social researcher with several research and training institutes in programs and projects funded by public and private Italian bodies and by the European Commission, development banks, UN agencies. His activities span Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), social aspects of materials, small and medium enterprises and CSR, civil society, social capital and empowerment, water supply and sanitation, poverty and social exclusion, peace processes in conflict ridden societies.

For more information about the Colloquium Series, please contact Professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Global Studies Colloquium Director:

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff


Social Sciences


global studies, colloquium, current


Global Studies
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