Giulia Strippoli

Giulia Strippoli is a historian (PhD in Historical Studies, University of Turin, 2012). She is an integrated researcher at Institute of Contemporary History, (FCSH-UNL) where she is part of the group Culture, Identities, Power. She also co-coordinates the History and Images Lab. Her research focuses on Communist Parties, biographies of left-wing people, movements of resistance against fascism and the colonial wars, students’ movements, as well as women and feminist movements in Europe and Africa. She holds two MAs in Media Education (Istoreto, Università Cattolica, Italy) and in Documentary Cinema (EICTV, Cuba). Her documentary films include Apuntes Feministas (Feminist Notes, co-director: Paz Bustamante, Italy-Argentina, 2018),Vita di Lionel (Lionel’s Life, Portugal, 2020) and Insomnia (Portugal, 2022).


Inspired by Tina Modotti, Bustamante & Strippoli create a visual story that interweaves the past with the struggles of contemporary feminism.


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However, to turn our MAI dream into reality, we also relied on assistance from high-quality experts in web design, development and photography. Here we’d like to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to the feminist cause. Our feminist ‘thank you’ goes to:

Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
And other photographers whose images have been reproduced here: Cezanne Ali, Les Anderson, Mike Wilson, Annie Spratt, Cristian Newman, Peter Hershey