Donatella Vincenti is a PhD candidate at LUISS University Guido Carli, Rome. She holds a BA in Arabic language and literature (2008), an MA in International Relations and Institutions of Asia and Africa (2011) and an MA in Economics and Institutions of Islamic Countries (2013). In January 2015 she obtained a visiting position at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS). She is currently writing her doctoral thesis on eco-Islam and social movements for sustainability in Arab-Islamic countries (expected 2016). Her main research interests are environmental ethics, sustainability issues, and religious environmentalism.
Vincenti was member of the editorial board of the Italian website Arabismo.org (2009-2012) and has worked as press officer (2011-2012), translator and interpreter for various private and public enterprises (2009-2011). She is a columnist for “Radio Bullets” (radio program on “Greening Islam”) and has edited the bibliographical section, historical chronology and biographic dossiers in: Le rivoluzioni arabe. La transizione Mediterranea, Francesca M. Corrao (ed.), Mondadori Università, Milano 2011, pp. 209−253. As a translator, she published a short novel by the Egyptian writer Ibrahim Abd al-Majid, La notte di Angela. In: La porta della fortuna e altri racconti, Livio Sossi, and Maura Picinich (eds.), Falzea Editore, Reggio Calabria 2010, pp. 115−128.