Curriculum Vitae

Direction of international research projects

Director, Global Mobilities Project (GMP) at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the European University Institute (EUI), 2017-.

Director, research project The Europeanisation of Everyday Life: Cross-border Practices and Transnational Identities among EU and Third-Country Citizens (EUCROSS), European Commission research grant, DG Research, 7th Framework Program. Partner institutions: Aarhus University, GESIS (Mannheim), IBEI (Barcelona), University of York, University of Bucharest. 2011-2014. € 1,744,000. Website: www.eucross.eu

Director, research project 'All Citizens Now': Intra-EU Mobility and Political Participation of English, Germans, Poles and Romanians in Western and Southern Europe (MOVEACT), European Commission research grant, DG Justice. Partner institutions: ELIAMEP (Hellenic Foundations for European and Foreign Policy, Athens), University of Alicante, University of Tours. 2011-2013. € 548,000. Website: www.moveact.eu

Director, research project Empirical Evidence on Geographic and Job Mobility in the European Union, European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities). 2006, € 44,500.

Director, research project Pioneers of Europe's Integration 'from Below': Mobility and the Emergence of European Identity among National and Foreign Citizens in the EU (PIONEUR), European Commission research grant, 5th Framework Program. Partner institutions: University of Oxford (Center for Socio-Legal Studies), University of Alicante, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Cevipof, Paris), Zentrum fűr Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (Mannheim). 2003-2006, € 1,095,000. Website: www.obets.ua.es/pioneur

Director, Italian section of comparative project Stratification in Higher Education, international directors Yossi Shavit (Tel Aviv University), Richard Arum (New York University) and Adam Gamoran (University of Wisconsin).

Jean Monnet teaching grant, European Commission, course on "European integration and the social integration of immigrantsin the EU". 2002-2005, € 18,000.

Scholarship, London School of Economics and Political Science, LFS program, 1998, € 2,000.


National projects

Director, research project The Power of Personal Geographies. Fine-tuning 'Space-Sets' and Testing their Measurement, Direction Scientifique de Sciences Po, 2014-2016, €25,000.

Director, research project Nuovi e vecchi stili di rappresentanza della classe politica municipale italiana, strategic national research project in the social sciences, Italian Ministry of Scientific Research. 2011-2013, € 25,000.

Director, research project Il reclutamento del ceto dirigente del PD tra continuità e innovazione, strategic national research project in the social sciences, Italian Ministry of Scientific Research. 2008-2010, € 18,000.

Director, research project Da migranti a cittadini. Strategie della mobilità e dell'integrazione di polacchi, bulgari e romeni, University of Florence grant. 2007-2008, € 9,000.

Director, research project Gli immigrati di seconda generazione tra integrazione ed esclusione sociale: un approccio di rete, University of Florence and CESVOT foundation. 2007, € 40,000.

Director, research project Le associazioni di e per gli immigrati in Toscana, University of Florence and CESVOT foundation. 2004-2005, € 50,000.

CNR, short-term mobility grant, project L'impatto della libera circolazione sull'identità dei cittadini europei, 2005, € 3,200.


Academic presentations and conference contributions (selection, 2013-2017)

The Engine of 'Europeanness'? Free Movement, Transnational Practices and European Identification, paper presented at the Conference “A Diversity of (European) Identities? From the Subnational to the Supranational”, University of Pittsburgh, 16 March 2017.

Brexit, integrazione europea, globalizzazione: quale futuro? Intervention, roundtable of FriuliFutureForum, Udine, 15 February 2017.

Les space-sets des Français et des Italiens: premiers résultats de deux enquêtes parallèles (with Aurore Flipo), paper presented at the workshop Trajectoires et pratiques de mobilité spatiale: du local au transnational, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC), Sciences Po, Paris, 2 December 2016.

Trajectoires et pratiques de mobilité spatiale: du local au transnational, international workshop organizer, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC), Sciences Po, Paris, 2 December 2016.

Britons’ Peculiar Transnationalism: An Exploration with Comparative Data, keynote at the debate “Britain in the EU: Is Britain Really a European Society”, Business School Maurice Keyworth, University of Leeds, 13 June 2016.

‘You Better Move On’: Determinants and Returns of Young Graduates’ Migration from Italy, paper presented at RC28 Spring Meeting, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 26 May 2016.

Micro-Transnationalism in Europe: The National Citizens’ Perspective, presentation at the final conference of the ITHACA Project, European University Institute, Global Governance Program, Fiesole, 21 October 2015.

Research Stream 3: Europeanization from Below, convenor and co-chair (with D. Bertaux), European Sociological Association (ESA) 12th conference, Research Stream 3, Prague, 28 August 2015.

Europe between Mobility and Sedentarism: Patterns of Micro-Transnationalism and their Consequences for European Integration (with J. Salamonska), paper presented at the European Sociological Association (ESA) 12th conference, Research Stream 3, Prague, 28 August 2015.

La libre circulation comme enjeu de l’Europeanisation, seminaire DynamE, Universite de Strasbourg, 16 June 2015.

Free Movement in Europe: Sociological Perspectives, Forschungseminar, Institut für Soziologie, Universität Bern, 29 May 2015.

Making Sense of Spatial Mobility: What Are Space-Sets, How Can We Operationalize Them and Why Are They Worth Being Researched?, GRITIM Lecture, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 6 May 2015.

The (Not So) Changing Landscape of Intra-European Migration (with J. Salamonska), paper presented at the conference “Mobility in crisis”, IMISCOE-EUI, Fiesole, 29 January 2015.

Free Movement in the Euro-Crisis, roundtable “Multilevel citizenship in Europe and Canada”, York University, Toronto, 24 September 2014.

Upper Classes, Wider Horizons? The Social Stratification of International Travelling among Europeans (with J. Salamonska), paper presented at the RC28-RC13 joint session, ISA World Conference, Yokohama, 17 July 2014.

The Transnationalization of Social Life: Fine-Tuning Patterns of Cross-Border Practices in the EU, paper presented at the RC26, ISA World Conference, Yokohama, 16 July 2014.

L’integrazione degli immigrati nell’Europa contemporanea: un bilancio comparato, paper presented at the conference “Il governo delle migrazioni oltre la crisi”, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma, 5 June 2014.

My My Hey Hey: Is Free Movement Here to Stay?, communication at the “State of the Union” conference, European University Institute, Florence, 8 May 2014.

European Integration Through Mobilities? Insights from the EUCROSS Project (with J. Salamonska), paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for European Studies, Washington DC, 15 March 2014.

Of Moles and Beavers: Intra-EU Mobility, Denationalization and European Integration from Below, keynote speech at the conference “Intra-Europese migratie of mobiliteit. Andere tijden, nieuwe wegen?”, CEMIS, Antwerp University, 13 December 2013.

Bad Times at Home, Good Times to Move? The Changing Landscape of Intra-EU Migration (with J. Salamonska), paper presented at the workshop “Europe's prolonged crisis: The making or the unmaking of a political Union”, ARENA, Oslo, 5-6 December 2013.

Does Intra-EU Mobility Foster European Integration? Before and After Crisis Micro-Evidence Compared, paper presented at the conference “Migration, Media and Intercultural Dialogue”, United Nations University, Barcelona, 25-26 November 2013.

Europeans’ Space-Sets and the Political Legitimacy of the EU (with T. Kuhn), paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, 5 September 2013.

Bowling-Alone European Style? The Social and Political Participation of EU Movers in Southern Europe, paper be presented at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, New York, 11 August 2013.

The Final Countdown? Changes in European Identification in Times of Crisis (with J. Salamonska), paper presented at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, New York, 10 August 2013.

European Identity through Social Practices: Insights from the EUCROSS Project, paper presented at the 20th Conference of the Council for European Studies, Amsterdam, 27 June 2013.

European Identity and the Crisis, Euro-visions public lecture series, Trinity College, Dublin, February 22, 2013.

Legitimacy in Global Governance: A Sociological Research Agenda, paper presented at the high-level workshop “Object and Methodology of Global Governance”, Global Governance Programme, European University Institute, Florence, January 25, 2013.

Citizenship for What? The Social and Political Participation of EU Movers in Southern Europe, paper presented at the conference “Immigration and Well-Being: Research Frontiers”, International Sociological Association (Research Committee 31), Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, January 8, 2013.