Silvia Gherardi is one of the founders and currently the responsible of the research unit RUCOLA (Research Unit on Communication, Organizational Learning, and Aesthetics).
She has carried out a large number of researches and realized publications on the themes that have become the central object of the research unit RUCOLA studies.
She is present from several years in the principal international networks of organizational studies and she is a board member of various international journals.
She has been president of the European Group for Organizational Studies (1997-2000) and took part in the scientific committee of the Associazione Italiana di Sociologia-ELO (1993-1996).
In September 2005 she received the degree of “Doctor Honoris Causa” from the Department of Social Sciences of the Danish Roskilde University. In July 2007 she received the Honorary Membership of the European Group of Organizational Studies. In June 2010 she received the award of Honorary Doctor from the University of Kuopio (now University of Eastern Finland).
Silvia Gherardi is the first professor of the Faculty of Sociology to receive this degree from other universities.
At the present she is part of the Doctoral School of Sociology in Trento and coordinator of the Master “Gender Policies in the Labour Market”.