Professional experiences and qualifications:
Qualified as a Full Professor by unanimous vote of the Panel, 2018 - present
Deputy Director of the Department (SDE) in Forlì Campus.
Principal Investigator of the European projects:
Atlas of Transitions. New geographies for a cross-cultural Europe, Creative Europe Programme (2017-2020).
Investing in 'Welcoming Spaces' in Europe: revitalizing shrinking areas by hosting non-EU migrants, Horizon 2020, Migration, (2020-2023).
Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation Policies (CONREP), Eramus+ Programme - Jean Monnet Activities (2018-2020).
End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change #ClimateOfChange – A Pan-European campaign to build a better future for climate induced migrants, the human face of climate change, DEAR, (2020-2024).
Network of Excellence: Regional Liveable Diversity, Eramus+ Programme (2020-2021).
Partner Unibo in PERCEPTIONS: Understand the Impact of Novel Technologies, Social Media, and Perceptions in Countries Abroad on Migration Flows and the Security of the EU & Provide Validated Counter Approaches, Tools and Practices, Horizon 2020, Security, (2019-2022).
Associate Professor of Sociology, 2014 - present
Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2008 – 2014
Department of Sociology and Business Law, University of Bologna
School of Political Science, University of Bologna, Forlì
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Bologna, (26 April 2004). Dissertation’s title: “Piacere, felicità, giustizia: la sfida etica e la società dei consumi”, [“Pleasure, happiness, justice: The ethical challenge and the consumer society”]
M.B.A., Fundaçao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brasil (2000/2001)
University degree in Political Science, full marks (110/110) 'cum laude', University of Bologna, (24 March 1999). Final honors thesis' title: “La ragione tra ordine e disordine” [“Reason between order and disorder”]
Honorary and visiting fellowships:
Visiting Fellow, Monash University, Australia, 2019
Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, 2015 -2017
Faculty Expert/Mentor, WISE Learners’ Voice Program, Qatar Foundation, 2017 - present
Research Fellow, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, 2010 – present
Academic Expert, Samara National Research University, Russia, 2015 – present
Ph.D. Visiting Student, Department of Political Science, UC, Berkeley, 2002
Visiting Student, Universidad de Somosagua, Madrid, 1998