Ettore Recchi


 

Ettore Recchi

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

 
   

 

I am a professor of sociology at Sciences Po, Paris, where I coordinate the MA and PhD programs in sociology. I am also affiliated as a part-time professor with the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, where I received my PhD in Social and Political Sciences. 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 English, Italian, French, German, Spanish and Dutch, 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, I have made an effort to promote a number of projects 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) and a large-scale assemblage and analysis of data on human mobilities (the Global Mobilities Project).