Federica Burini is Associate Professor of Geography at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bergamo where she is also member of the Centro Studi sul Territorio-DiathesisLab and of the ITSM - Iccsai Transport and Sustainable Mobility Center. She is member of the PhD programme "Human, transcultural Studies".
She is President of the Master Course in Planning and Management of Tourism Systems.
Her primary research interests are in the area of participatory processes and collaborative mapping in rural and urban contexts, in order to promote a territorial regeneration in a sustainable perspective. In particular, her research has focused on rural areas of Subsaharan Africa and on European rural and urban areas. Among her recent publications, the following may be mentioned: Cartografia partecipativa. Mapping per la governance ambientale e urbana (2016) and Tourism facing a Pandemic. From crisis to recovery (2020).