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Bruno Riccio

Full Professor

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

Academic discipline: M-DEA/01 Demology, Ethnology and Anthropology

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Bruno Riccio (Laurea Politics Bologna; MA D.Phil Social Anthropology Sussex) is full Professor of Cultural Anthropology and the director of the research center MODI (Mobility Diversity social Inclusion) at the Department of Education Studies of the University of Bologna where he teaches Cultural Anthropology and Anthropology of Migration. He has undertaken ethnographic research in Senegal, Italy and, to a minor extent, Cambodia. In 2014-2015 he was visiting Professor at the URMIS (Unité de Recherches Migrations et Société), Université de Paris 7 Diderot and in 2019-2020 at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal. He is co-founder of the Italian Society for Applied Anthropology (SIAA) co-editor of the series "migrazioni" published by CISU and director of the Anthropological section of the series Interculture published by Junior. Since 2014 he belongs to the teaching board of the doctoral program in Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Milan "Bicocca". From 2018 to 2023 he has been the director of the MA program Educatore nell'accoglienza ed inclusione di migranti, richiedenti asilo e rifugiati. His research interests include West African transnational migration, co-development, citizenship, mobilities, diversity, migration policies, Italian multiculturalism and racism. He belongs to the advisory board of African Diaspora, Antropologia, ANUAC and Educazione Interculturale, the editorial board of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, Mondi Migranti and afriche e orienti. He has published numerous articles in Italian (Africa e Mediterraneo, EtnoAntropologia, Confronto, Afriche e Orienti, Parolechiave, La Ricerca Folklorica, Lares, l'UomoAntropologia Pubblica, Educazione Interculturale, Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, Rivista Italiana di Educazione Familiare, Archivio Antropologico Mediterraneo, Antropologia) and international (Modern Italy, Anthropological Journal on European Cultures, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Population Space and Place, Vienna Journal of African Studies, Cahiers d'études africaines, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, African Diaspora, Migrations Société, Urban Anthropology, New Diversities, Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, Comparative Migration Studies, Africa Today) journals and edited books. He is the editor of volumes and journal issues (two for Mondi Migranti and Antropologia Pubblica, four for afriche e orienti and one for New Diversities). Among his recent publications one counts the following edited volumes: From internal to Transnational Mobilities (2016); Mobilities – migratory experiences ethnographically connected (2017); Dilemmi, mediazioni e pratiche nel lavoro dell'accoglienza rivolta a rifugiati e richiedenti asilo (2018); Mobilità. Incursioni etnografiche (2019); Spazi di convivialità? Convivere e co-abitare con migranti in Italia (2020); Antropologia e migrazioni (2022); L' "effetto specchio" delle migrazioni africane sui servizi e il sistema accoglienza in Italia (2023).

Scholarships and Fellowships
-1 year abroad postgraduate scholarship, University of Bologna (1995-1996)
-Marie Curie TMR fellowship (1996-1999)
-Max Planck visiting fellowship (2008-2009)
-Visiting Professorship Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna (2012-2013)

- Visiting Professorship URMIS, University of Paris 7 "Diderot" (2014-2015)

- Visiting Professorship UCAD, University Cheickh Anta Diop Dakar (2019-2020)


2023-2025 NADIHO Navigating returns: West African experiences of difficult homecoming (PRIN; University of Milan "Bicocca" Leader)

2020-2023 GAF Genealogies of African Freedoms (PRIN; University of Milan "Bicocca" Leader)

2019-2021 MIGCHOICE Testing the Impact of Interventions on Migration Decision-Making in West Africa (University of Birmingham Leader; OIM; DIFID)

2018-2020 ALSOS Migrations and Migrants in Italy

2013-2016 FARB Mobilty without borders. Internal Migrations and social dynamics in Europe, University of Bologna

2011-2012 Research "Re-thinking citizenship. Theories, practices and representations", Diaforà, Critical laboratory on Multiculturalism, University “Bicocca” Milan

2010-2011 Research on "religious sense as a multidisciplinary research field", RES (Religion Education Society) Centre, Department of Education Studies, University of Bologna

2009-2010 Research GLAMMS (Associations de migrants, gouvernance et biens publics locaux-Mali Sénégal) DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Analyses de Long Term) Paris and FIERI (Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull'Immigrazione) Torino.

2007-2009 Research on second generations' associations in Bologna, within the PRIN research "Urban contexts, migration processes and young migrants", Department of Education Studies, University of Bologna
2006-2007 Research on associations and entrepreneurship among Ghanaians and senegalese in Emilia Romagna and Research on transnationalism and co-development projects in Italy (the case of Emilia Romagna), CeSPI, Program MIDA Ghana/Senegal (stage 1 and 2), OIM, Roma.
2005-2006 Research within the project “strengthening social capital within Senegalese migratory phenomenon”, Migrants for the co-development between Italy and Senegal, CeSPI, COOPI
2004-2005 Research on the potentials of Senegalese migrants' investments for urban poverty reduction in the context of origin, ROASS, UN-Habitat
2003-2004 Research within the project ALISIA (Quality action development for the social integration of immigrant women), EnAip Emilia-Romagna and Department of Education Studies (focus groups, interviews, analysis of data).
2003-2004 Research on Ghanaians in Emilia Romagna within the project undertaken by CeSPI Migrants and the Italian de-centered cooperation for the African development, MIDA Program, IOM Italy, Cooperazione Italiana
2001-2003 Research within the project on Migrations and the Plural City: Transnational movements and urban interactions (Fieldwork in Bologna, Supervision of research assistants, coordination of links with Urban Studies Scholars at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”) and representative of the anthropological area within the Department's Research Immigration and social participation, Department of Education Studies, University of Bologna
2000-2002 Research within the Project ISIDE (Experimental interventions for the inclusion of non EU women), EnAip Emilia-Romagna and Department of Education Studies, University of Bologna.
2000-2001 Project Inte.Mi.Gra (Community Project Interreg II C) Regione Emilia-Romagna (interviews and focus groups).
2000-2001 ‘Immigration, Identity and Work: The experiences of foreign delegates and practitioners' Camera del Lavoro, Reggio Emilia (qualitative research within the union CGIL in the province of Reggio Emilia)
2000-2001 ‘The Senegalese case' in the project ‘ Immigrants and Housing in Bologna', Osservatorio Metropolitano Immigrazioni, Bologna (interviews and focus groups)
1998-1999 Researcher in the project ‘Study activities on immigration in Emilia Romagna' Regione Emilia-Romagna (literature review on ethnic entrepreneurship)
1996-1998 Ethnographic fieldwork on the coast of Romagna (Rimini, Ravenna) and in Senegal (Dakar, Touba, Kebemer, Kaolack) involving interviews, participant observation, life history, photography, and archival research.