Professor Lubrano has conducted extensive research in European and international affairs with specialization on Russia and Italy. She brought the field of naukovedenie into US academic discourse, thereby bridging Soviet and American scholarship in the social studies of science. Her work on informal networks in the Russian scientific community documented the social roots of political change before Gorbachev came to power. She is currently writing a book on the intellectual and social history of scientists during the Soviet period. Continuing her focus on government outside the state, she has also conducted research on marginalized populations in Italy and the ethical politics of local communities throughout Europe. Strongly influenced by the writings of Michel Foucault and Nikolas Rose, her most recent research focuses on the mind-body-machine interface in political ideologies of medical practice.