Converge – Covid – 19  Working Group

Itstime Working Group:  COVID-19 and Viral Violence

 The COVID-19 and Viral Violence Working Group focuses on empirical considerations about the relations between the COVID-19 pandemic and various forms of violence, emerging during the crisis management. The focus area consists of multidisciplinary perspectives on political extremisms taking advantage from the pandemic; violent responses to violations of the quarantine; interpersonal violence; and civil unrest against crisis management measures.

Working Group Lead

Barbara Lucini, Catholic University of Sacred Heart

 Working Group Members

Maria Alvanou, Neapolis University Pafos
Giovanni Gugg, University of Naples Federico II

 Learn more about CONVERGE: it is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.


Police and COVID-19: implications to consider – by  Maria Chr. Alvanou

Extremist avantgarde and fake news in time of pandemic – by Barbara Lucini

The Incappucciati, disinformation, digital responsibility and global citizenship – by Giovanni Gugg