Silvia Semenzin is a PhD student and an assistant lecturer at the University of Milan. Her field of expertise are human and digital rights, data justice and social movements. She is currently researching on Blockchain technology to analyze new sets of power dynamics and algorithmic discrimination in digitally-mediated contexts.
At the end of 2018, she became the promoter of the Italian campaign called #intimitàviolata that asked for introducing a law against revenge porn. The campaign took to the approval of the law n.S. 1200 contained in the ddl. ‘Codice Rosso’ on 17/07/19 that today criminalizes the non-consensual sharing of intimate images in Italy.
Her political engagement goes together with the research on gender inequalities in the digital space. Her latest article (written together with Lucia Bainotti and currently under review) analyzes the problem of the non-consensual sharing of intimate images in male-populated Telegram groups.
Today, she also works as an educator and science communicator for positive and inclusive information regarding ‘sexuality+’ in the digital society, especially by teaching classes in schools, universities, associations and collaborating with different human rights organizations and collectives, such as Amnesty International, Virgin & Martyr, MacaoMilano, etc.