Enthusiasm, commitment and passion for the same research topics that motivated Valeria Solesin. These few words describe Enrica Maria Martino, the young researcher who, on Monday 29 January, received the Solesin Prize for her doctoral thesis entitled “The Labor Cost of Motherhood: Is a Shorter Leave Helpful?”
This year’s ceremony was even more special. Enrica Maria Martino in fact is a research fellow at Ined, the French Institute for Demographic Studies where Valeria was completing her doctoral studies.
A coincidence that brought to mind some memories, as you could hear from the voice of the award winner and of Luciana Milani in Solesin, Valeria’s mother, whose presence made the event even more special including when, after the conference at the University, the Municipality of Trento named the square in front of the via Lampi hall of residence after Valeria Solesin.
The award ceremony took place at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento in the framework of the conference entitled “Come on girls, let’s work! Allez les filles, au travail! Forza ragazze, al lavoro!”. An international committee also mentioned the authors of other three excellent research papers: Stefano Cantalini (Does the birth of a child affect careers equally? Education, timing of parenthood and occupational career among male and female in Italy), Daniela Piazzalunga (Till Money Us Do Part: Property Division at Divorce and Married Couples’ Time Use Behaviour) and Annalisa Frigo & Eric Roca (Roots of Gender Equality: The Persistence effect of the Beguinages on Attitudes Toward Women).
The conference, now in its second edition, aims to remember Valeria Solesin, who was killed in the Paris terrorist attack at the Bataclan theatre on 13 November 2015, by supporting young scholars, PhD students and post-docs, who are conducting research studies on the same topics that she loved.
It is organized by the Universities of Trento, Paris Panthéon Sorbonne and Venezia Ca’ Foscari, with support from the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento and the Autonomous Province of Trento.
More details in the press release