I was born in Catanzaro (Italy) the 26 March 1983. I like to identify myself with my land (Calabria), even though I have been living in Oxford (UK) for many years. In Oxford I teach comparative social policy and I do research on social participation, the welfare state and inequalities. All my academic work is freely downloadable from this website (link)
Together with a group of young Italian researchers I funded a Think Tank that critically reflect on Italian politics: Fonderia Oxford (). This activity brought me to often intervene on Italian Media (link to action and press room) and also write a blog on Il Fatto Quotidiano
Outside academia, I like to travel and discuss endlessly with people with different opinions, running in dusty country roads and then football. I am a supporter of Catanzaro and Oxford United and I love 'minor football'. For this reason, I write articles that describe the history of the underclass, the last in your society. I believe for this reason, that losers are, at the end of the day, the most romantic characters in our society. They are way more beautiful and interesting than winners (link articoli Catanzaro).