Beatrice Gusmano is a sociologist, and defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Trento (Italy) in 2009, with a thesis on the construction and management of non-heterosexual identities at work.

Her recent focus was on LGBTQ relationships, lesbian motherhood through ARTs, and LGB friendship/cohabitation within the project “INTIMATE – Citizenship, Care and Choice: The Micropolitics of Intimacy in Southern Europe” (2014-2019), funded by the European Research Council and based at CES – Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Portugal).

She also worked on LGBT local public policies in Europe and in Italy; work access networks for ex-convicts; bullying and gender education; diversity management. She is a board member of the RN 23 on Sexualities of ESA, and coordinator of the research group DECIDe on Democracy, citizenship, law and justice at CES.