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Pierpaolo Donati

Adjunct professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Short Bio

Pierpaolo Donati is Alma Mater Professor of Sociology at the University of Bologna. Past-President of the Italian Sociological Association (1995-98), he has served as Executive Committee Member of the IIS, Director of the National Observatory on the Family (2003-2012) of the Italian Government. He has published more than 800 works. He is known as the founder of an original “relational sociology” or “relational theory of society”. Among his more recent publications: Building a Relational Theory of Society: A Sociological Journey, in M. Deflem ed., Sociologists in a Global Age, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2007; Relational Sociology. A New Paradigm for the Social Sciences, Routledge, London and New York, 2011; The Relational Subject, (with M.S. Archer) CUP, Cambridge, 2015. Go to the Curriculum vitae


+39 051 20 9 2820

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali
Strada Maggiore 45, Bologna - Go to map

Office hours

Professor Pierpaolo Donati will receive students on appointment in the PAM office of the Department of Social and Political Sciences. Please, write to the following email address: Thank you.