Francesca Forno holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Strathclyde (UK). She is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento. Her interests include sustainable consumption and political consumerism. A special focus in these areas is on the consequences of the spread of market-based forms of action for citizens’ participation and mobilisation. She has published papers on civic participation and social movements, conducting research on political consumerism, collaborative consumption, grassroots initiatives on social eco-innovation and alternative food networks.