PhD Dissertation

2016. “Activism and Participation Among People of Migrant Background: Discourses and Practices of Inclusiveness in Four Italian Cities.”  Political Science. Doctoral diss., Unpublished, Université de Montréal, Montreal,


Cappiali, Teresa. 2022, Reframing Immigrant Resistance: Alliances, Conflicts, and Racialization in Italy. London:Routledge; Series: ‘Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations’)

Refereed Articles

Mancosu, Moreno, Ferrín Pereira, Mónica, and Cappiali, Teresa. 2019. “Terrorist Attacks and Europeans’ Attitudes towards Immigrants: An Experiment Approach” European Journal of Political Research,

Cappiali, Teresa. 2019. “Ideological Affiliations, Conflicts, and Competing Mobilization Frames: The Role of Pro-Immigrant Allies in Shaping Immigrant Struggles for Greater Rights” International Migration Review 53(3), 869-899. 

Caponio, Tiziana and Cappiali, Teresa. 2018. “Italian Migration Policy in Times of Multiple Crises: Social and Political Implications” South European Society and Politics, 23 (1), 115-132, DOI: 10.1080/13608746.2018.1435351 

Cappiali, Teresa. 2016. “‘Whoever Decides for You Without You, He is Against You!’ Immigrant Activism and the Role of the Left in Political Racialization” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (6), 969-987, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1229487. 

Cappiali, Teresa. 2016“Activism of Immigrants in Vulnerable Conditions and Radical-Left Allies: A Case Study of Italy’s Struggle of the Crane” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42 (15)2508-2527, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2016.1169917 (Selected by Taylor & Francis for the Activism! Voices for Change collection, on the “Race” section).

Book Chapters

Cappiali, Teresa. 2018. “Local Actors and Approaches to Integration: What is their Impact on Immigrants’ Political Participation?” Tiziana Caponio, Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Peter Scholten (eds.). The Routledge Handbook on the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities. New York: Routledge, 136-149. 

Cappiali, Teresa. 2017. “An Italian ‘Integration Crisis’: The Role of the State and Political Actors in Excluding Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities.” Matthew Antony Evangelista (ed.) Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century. New York: Routledge, 168-198.

Caponio, Tiziana and Cappiali, Teresa. 2017. “La perdurante crisi dei rifugiati, tra ipocrisia organizzata, solidarietà e crescente opposizione” [in English: The Persistent Crisis of Refugees: Organized Hypocrisy, Solidarity and Mounting Protest] (Co-authored with Tiziana Caponio). Alessandro Chiaramonte and Alex Wilson (eds.) Politica in Italia. Edizione 2017. I fatti dell’anno e le interpretazioni. Bologna: Il Mulino [The English publication will be available in December, 2017], 189- 208.

Cappiali, Teresa. 2016. “Beyond the Political Opportunity Structure Approach: Studying Agency Through the ‘Local Realm of Immigration’.” Ursula Lehmkuhl, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, Laurence McFalls (eds.). Spaces of Difference: Conflicts and Cohabitation. Münster: Waxmann, 125-151.

Research Reports and Working Papers

Cappiali, Teresa and Triviño-Salazar Juan Carlos . 2018. “Theorizing Immigrant Political Participation in Cities: Lessons from Italy and Spain.” GRITIM-UPF Working Paper Series, No. 36, Summer 2018, e=1&isAllowed=y

Mancosu, Moreno,  Ferrín Pereira, Mónica, and Cappiali, Teresa. 2018. “The (Non)-persistence of Changes of Attitudes Toward Immigrants’ after Terrorist Attacks: The Case of the Manchester Bombings” (With ). Working Papers, Carlo Alberto Notebooks, No. 549, May 2018

Cappiali, Teresa and Perna, Roberta . 2017. “Access to Rights for Non-EU Immigrant Workers in Italy: Opportunities and Challenges” (. Report written for the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA)

Cappiali, Teresa and Caponio, Tiziana . 2016. “Exploring the Current Migration/Integration ‘Crisis’— What Bottom-up Solutions?” (Co-authored with Tiziana Caponio). Report written for Vision Europe Summit 2016, July 15, 2016.

Cappiali, Teresa. 2015. “Immigrant Activism and the Role of Left-Wing Allies in Exclusion.” Working Papers, Carlo Alberto Notebooks, No. 443, December 2015, ISSN 2279-9362.

Cappiali, Teresa. 2013. “How Can Migrants Be Subjects of Their Own Political ‘Integration’? Discourses and Practices of Immigrants Participating in the Italian Left.” Robert Schuman Center, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, October 13, 2013 (Official link).

Book Reviews

Cappiali, Teresa. 2019. “Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work and Politics of Institutional Change in Europe” by Doellgast, Virginia, Lillie, Nathan, Pulignano, Valeria (eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, 300 pp. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 25 (1), 133-135.

Cappiali, Teresa. 2017.  “The Politics of Migration in Italy. Perspectives on Local Debates and Party Competition.”  Edited by Pietro Castelli Gattinara. New York: Routledge, 2016. 214 pp. Partecipazione e Conflitto, 10 (1), 333-335, DOI: 10.1285/i20356609v10i1p333.

Cappiali, Teresa. 2017. “Becoming Arab in London: Performativity and the Undoing of Identity.” Edited by Aly Ramy M. K. London: Pluto Press/ University of Chicago Press, 2016. 255 pp., $35. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 1-3, DOI: 10.1017/rep.2016.14.

Work in Progress

 “Why do we Need Transformative Pedagogies in Higher Education: Critcal Epistemologies, Theories and Practices” (single authored, article length project)

 “Sub-Saharan Immigrants’ Representation by the Media in Morocco: Examining Bordering, Racism and Sexism from an Intersectional Perspective” (single authored, article length project)