Annalisa Pelizza

Professore in Science and Technology Studies, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione, Universitá di Bologna
Annalisa Pelizza

Annalisa Pelizza is Professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the University of Bologna, where she holds the Chair in Sociology of Communicative Processes. Before joining Bologna, she was Associate Professor at theScience, Technology and Policy Studies departmentof the University of Twente, where she is now Visiting Professor.

Her research focuses on STS-informed methodologies to study fleeting online sociability, and on how governance by data infrastructures reshapes modern institutions. Her “vectorial” conceptualization of socio-technical change tackles information systems as both methodological entry points and actorsperforming new socio-political orders. With her work, Annalisa brings STS analytical tools into dialogue with information systems studies and political sociology. This combination is made possible by her former experience working with governmental agencies and engineering companies, developing large-scale IT infrastructures.

Annalisa Pelizza was the recipient of several European Commission scientific grants and currently leads the “Processing Citizenship” research group (, funded by the European Research Council. The team investigates transnational data infrastructures for migration management as activities of European governance transformation. She held visiting professorships at the Center for Technology in Society at the Munich Technical University (2016), the Institute for Advanced Studies in Paris (2017), the University of Twente (2019-2022).