M. A. in Economics at Utah State University (USA); Dottore in Political Sciences at the University of Padova (Italy); M. Phil at the University of York (GB); Ph. D. at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, Cambridge (GB). Professor of History of Economic Thought at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia where she taught also Macro Economics, Gender Economics and Human Development. She also taught at the universities of Roma 3, Ferrara, Trento and at the New School of Social Research in New York. She is fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association and editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. She was Vice President of IAFFE and in the editorial board of Feminist Economics.
Author of "Social Reproduction: the political economy of the labour market "(Cambridge University Press 1992, 2012), editor of "Unpaid work and the Economy: standard of living in a gender perspective" (Routledge, 2003, 2006) and author of articles on the History of Economic Thought, surplus approach, gender economics.
Referee for the Cambridge Journal of Economics, European Journal of History of Economic Thought, Feminist Economics, Economia Politica.
In the last years she has been working on Well-being Gender Budgets at CAPP
Last but not least, militant in the Feminist Movement since 1971.