Lilia Giugni, Ph.D.

University of Cambridge

City: London-Cambridge, England

Country: United Kingdom

About Me:

Dr Lilia Giugni is a Research Associate to the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge, and the co-founder and CEO of GenPol- Gender & Policy Insights, a think tank consultancy researching matters of gender and advocating for a more gender equal world. Her research interests and advocacy work include the mainstreaming of gender equality concerns across multiple organisational settings, as well as the prevention of gender-based violence, digital violence against women in politics, and the intersections between gender and organised crime oppression.  A multi-disciplinary researcher, Lilia holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge. She regularly authors reports, policy papers and blogs and delivers talks and keynote speeches, and she sits in the board of several charities, social enterprises and feminist networks.   

Research Interests

Gender and Politics

Political Parties and Interest Groups

Political Violence

Specific Areas of Interest

Gender And Politics

Gender Equality

Gender Mainstreaming

Organised Crime

Gender-Based Violence

Digital Violence

Countries of Interest

United Kingdom


My Research:

Lilia's research and advocacy interests cover different aspects of gender-based violence and discrimination. She is currently researching digital violence against women active in politics and the public space, and the implications that this has for our democracies. She is also working on the intersections between organised crime oppression and gender-based violence in Southern Italy. She has previously worked on progressive party politics, and on gender-based violence prevention policies, including sexuality education and sexual violence training on campus.