Dr. Raffaella Ferrero Camoletto

  • Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin

Professional Experience

2016 – now: Associate Professor
2014 – 2016: Senior Lecturer
2010 – 2014: Senior Lecturer
2004 – 2010: Post-PhD researcher, from 2006 Junior Lecturer (with tenure) in Sociology of Culture

Expertise and Research Interests

  • The medicalization of male sexualities
  • The sociocultural impact of sexuopharmaceuticals
  • The social construction of gender and sexualities
  • Heteromasculinities
  • Bodily practices and uses of space
  • Emerging forms of sports (eg. Parkour, Slacklining, etc.)

Selected Publications

  1. (2018, with C. Barrett and E. Wentzell), Challenging the ‘viagratization’ of heterosexuality and ageing, in C. Barrett, S.Hinchliff (eds), Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People: Theory, Policy and Practice, Routledge, pp.125-138
  2. (2017, with C.Bertone), Medicalized virilism under scrutiny: expert knowledge on male sexual health in Italy, in King A., Santos A.C., Crowhurst I. (eds), Sexuality in Theory and Practice: Insights and Critical Debates from Europe and Beyond¸ Routledge, London, pp.196-209
  3. (2016, eds with C. Bertone), Le fragilità del sesso forte. Medicalizzare la maschilità [The weakness of the stronger sex. Medicalizing masculinity], Mimesis, Roma.
  4. (2015, with C.Bertone, F.Salis), Medicalizing male underperformance: expert discourses on male sexual health in Italy, Salute e Società, XIV, n.1, 183-205.
  5. (2012) with Bertone C., Italians (should) do it better? Medicalisation and the disempowering of intimacy, in Modern Italy, Vol. 17, No. 4, November 2012, 433–448