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Daniela Crocetti is a Senior Research Fellow at Huddersfield as part of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant project on Intersex, Human Rights and Citizenship. They joined the School of Human and Health Sciences in 2016. Daniela completed their PhD in 2011 at the University of Bologna in Italy, which addressed the medicalization of the gendered body from a social studies of science and medicine perspective. Daniela has also researched and published on the social history of the gendered components of the body (such as hormones and chromosomes), genetic laboratory practice, health activism and chronic disease experience. Prior to their appointment here, Daniela conducted qualitative research with women affected by, or carriers of, bleeding disorders at the University of Bologna. Their first book, L'invisibile intersex. Storie di corpi medicalizzati [Invisible Intersex. Histories of Medicalized Bodies] was written in collaboration with AISIA (Associazione Italiana Sindrome da Insensibilità agli Androgeni), the Italian AIS (Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome) support association, and published by ETS, Pisa. With funding from the Intersex Fund, Daniela and Claudia Balsamo created the informational website www.intersexesiste.com in order to provide more accurate Italian language information on Intersex/DSD to a general public. Daniela has also taught undergraduate lecture and seminar courses at the University of Bologna and the CIEE Study Center in Ferrara.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Intersex/DSD Human Rights
  • Social history of gender, science and medicine
  • Human Rights and strategies for addressing them
  • Subjective experience of medical treatment
  • Disability Theory
  • Intersectionality Theory

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Projects 2016 2018

EUCIT: EU Intersex Citizenship

Monro, S., Yeadon-Lee, T. & Crocetti, D.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Research Output 2016 2017

  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Article

Intersex, Variations of Sex Characteristics, and DSD: The Need for Change

Monro, S., Crocetti, D., Yeadon-Lee, T., Garland, F. & Travis, M., 2017

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Recognising Sexual Health As a Meaningful Activity in Occupational Therapy

Ralph, P., Monro, S., Stead, J. & Crocetti, D., May 2017, In : Journal of Sexual Medicine. 14, 5 S4

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

A State of Flux: On Bleeding

Brigati, R. & Crocetti, D., 1 Oct 2016, In : Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies. 10, 3, p. 305-322 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2017 2018

  • 5 Oral presentation

Intersex Human Rights, Citizenship and Democracy: Project Overview

Surya Monro (Speaker), Daniela Crocetti (Speaker), Tracey Yeadon-Lee (Speaker)
4 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Intersex Social Science: Activism, Human Rights and Citizenship

Surya Monro (Speaker), Daniela Crocetti (Speaker), Tracey Yeadon-Lee (Speaker)
4 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Gender Pluralism: How Useful is it in Supporting the Health of Transgender People?

Tray Yeadon-Lee (Speaker), Daniela Crocetti (Speaker), Surya Monro (Speaker)
6 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Gender Pluralist Theory: How useful is it in supporting the health of transgender people?

Surya Monro (Speaker), Daniela Crocetti (Speaker), Tracey Yeadon-Lee (Speaker)
8 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Intersex Activism: Bringing the Personal to the Public

Tray Yeadon-Lee (Speaker), Surya Monro (Speaker), Daniela Crocetti (Speaker)
5 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation