Luigina Ciolfi

Luigina Ciolfi is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork (Ireland). An experienced scholar in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), she researches the understanding, practicing and designing of digital interactive systems from a socio-technical perspective. She has worked on national and international research projects in the cultural heritage and mobile work domains and has served in numerous  advisory roles for scientific committees, funding agencies and public bodies. Professor Ciolfi has been an invited speaker in fourteen countries, and has authored over 100 refereed publications in journals such as Human Computer Interaction, Mobilities, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, CoDesign, CSCW Journal, and prestigious conferences such as ECSCW, ACM CSCW, Designing Interactive Systems, and CHI. Notable service roles include: General Co-Chair, CSCW 2021; General Co-Chair, ECSCW 2017; Subcommittee chair, CHI 2018-19; Papers co-chair, CSCW 2015. Professor Ciolfi is a Member of EUSSET – The European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies, Senior Member of the ACM, and member of the British Psychological Society. Full info on her work can be found at


Palestra Internacional:  “Making it Work: Managing Digitally-Entangled Worklives Beyond the Pandemic”

This talk will reflect on the challenges of remote work in terms of ‘corollary work’: the elusive (and often invisible) work underpinning the configuration of workers, informational, technological, relational and infrastructural resources in (re)producing liveable worklives. Luigina Ciolfi will draw from the recent book Made to Work. Mobilising Contemporary Worklives (Gray, Ciolfi & De Carvalho, 2020), which analyses the conditions of mobile knowledge work (MKW) in contemporary worklives, contrasting and drawing parallels among three highly significant sectors of the Knowledge Economy: academia, Information Communication Technology (ICT) management, and digital creative work. Knowledge and insights gathered through five years of fieldwork and analysis bridging sociology of work and CSCW will be re-contextualised and discussed in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and current global challenges regarding the future of work.