Ettore Recchi


Ettore Recchi

Professor of sociology
Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC)
Sciences Po, Paris
98, Rue de l'Université
75007 PARIS



I am a professor of sociology at Sciences Po, Paris. I hold a PhD (with distinction) in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI). I have taught and researched at the University of Florence, the University of Chieti-Pescara, the EUI, the University of Michigan, Gonzaga University, UCLA, Universidad Complutense and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and the Warsaw School of Social Psychology.

My main research foci are human mobility (in its different forms), social stratification, elites, and European integration. I am the author of more than seventy publications in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish, including monographs, edited volumes, book chapters, and journal articles. As my publications attest, I am a quantitative-oriented, theory-driven, empirical sociologist especially committed to comparative research. Being convinced of the grounded nature of sociological knowledge, I maintain that the development of the discipline – particularly in Europe – needs more large-scale, cooperative inquiries on the field. Along this line, in the last decade I have made an effort to promote a number of projects breaking away with methodological nationalism and exploring the broad theme of 'mobility'. I have coordinated a 5th Framework Program research project on intra-EU migration (the PIONEUR project), a project on the civic and political participation of intra-EU migrants (the MOVEACT project) also funded by the European Commission as part of the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship program, and a 7th Framework Program research project on 'the Europeanisation of everyday life' (the EUCROSS project). Currently I am working at a model of individuals' relationship with space over the lifecourse (the Space-Set project).



E. Recchi, Mobile Europe: The Theory and Practice of Free Movement in the EU, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2015

E. Recchi, Senza frontiere. La libera circolazione delle persone in Europa, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2013

E. Recchi, M. Bontempi and C. Colloca (eds), Metamorfosi sociali: attori e luoghi del mutamento nella società contemporanea, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli (Cz), 2013