Paola Monzini was a brilliant and passionate researcher, who chose to devote herself to the study and understanding of complex and uncomfortable phenomena, and she did it with great rigor and at the same time with profound humanity and participation. Unfortunately, she passed away prematurely, but her example, her passion and her way of understanding research have continued to inspire people who have known her.

From this inspiration was born in 2022 the Prize in memory of Paola Monzini, established thanks to the will of those who loved Paola and worked with her, with the aim of transmitting her passion and her rigor to other young researchers and researchers in the field of human, historical, political and social sciences.

The award provides for the awarding of two cash contributions each year for a Master’s degree thesis and for a PhD thesis. It is financed through fundraising actions promoted by the Archive of Migrant Memories.
At this link a video that tells Paola Monzini, her research and the prize in her memory.

At this link a video that tells Paola Monzini, her research and the prize in her memory.


Scientific Committee Paola Monzini Prize:

Monica Massari (Università di Milano), Coordinator,
Paula Adam (Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya),
Teresa Albano (OSCE),
Luca Ciabarri (Escapes-Università di Milano),
Rino Coluccello (Coventry University),
Nando dalla Chiesa (Università di Milano),
Gianluca Gatta (AMM – Archivio delle memorie migranti),
Ombretta Ingrasci (Università di Milano),
Giovanni Melillo (Direzione Nazionale Antimafia e Anti-terrorismo-DNAA),
Petra Mezzetti (Fondazione Empatia Milano-FEM),
Letizia Paoli (University of Leuven),
Ferruccio Pastore (Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull’Immigrazione-FIERI),
Vincenzo Ruggiero (Middlesex University),
Emilio Santoro (Università di Firenze),
Giulio Sapelli (Università di Milano),
Rocco Sciarrone (Università di Torino),
Cristina Talens (University of Hull).