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I am a Ph.D. student at the IHPST focusing on the history of psychological disciplines. I studied Psychology (BA and MA) at the University of Padua (Italy) and I spent a semester at Boston University (USA) studying philosophy of science. Before moving to Canada, I worked as a Health Promoter in several reception centers for asylum seekers in North-East Italy and as an Headhunter for a Dutch multinational firm. My graduate studies at University of Toronto are funded by an Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) award.

My research interests are in the history of psychiatry and psychology during the nineteenth-century Europe. Particularly, I am concerned with the emergence of cerebral, moral, and statistical theories for explaining so-called “mental alienation”.

Research Areas:

History of Psychiatry, History of Psychology, History and Philosophy of Social Sciences, History of Medicine, French Structuralim and Post-Structuralism.



– Turchi GP & Sposini FM (2016). Al di là del normale e del patologico: Sulle possibilità normative tra medicina e psicologia. [Beyond Normality and Pathology: On the Normative Possibilities on Medicine and Psychology]. Napoli: Edises.


– Turchi GP, Sposini FM, Pasquale G & Romanelli M (2016). Operational and theoretical issues in mental health: Time for challenges? Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP), 16(4), pp. 282-288.

– Turchi GP & Sposini FM (2016). Sulle possibilità normative in psicologia e psichiatria. [On the Normative Possibilities in Psychology and Psychiatry]. Rivista di Psicologia Clinica, 2/2016, pp. 24-40.


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