siaa_logo_blue Francesca Matteucci matteucci_circle

University of Trieste

Trieste, Italy

Job Title: Professor


She is an Astronomer: How many years since you got your maximum degree?

Francesca Matteucci: 10 years.

SIAA: Do you feel it was more difficult for you to get a job or a promotion in comparison with male astronomers?

FM: Yes.


SIAA: Are women under-represented in your institution?

FM: Yes.


SIAA: What is your family status?

FM: Married, one child.


SIAA: Have you had any career breaks?

FM: No.


SIAA: How many hours per day do you normally dedicate to work?

FM: 9-10 hours.


SIAA: What recommendation would you make to young women starting their career in astronomy?

FM: To work hard, not be shy and propose themselves for responsability roles.


SIAA: What have been your career highlights so far?

FM: The full professorship and the membership to the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Italy.