Ettore Recchi

Investigating the drivers and consequences surrounding the unique expansion of individuals’ movements in space of our age
Ettore Recchi is professor of Sociology at Sciences Po Paris as well as part-time professor of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the EUI (Florence), and Fellow of the Institut Convergences Migrations (Paris). A methodologically versatile scholar, he has published more than 130 journal articles, book chapters, edited volumes and monographs. His papers feature in journals of sociology (e.g., European Sociological Review), political science (e.g., West European Politics), European studies (e.g., Journal of Common Market Studies), migration studies (e.g., International Migration Review), geography (e.g., Political Geography), global studies (e.g., Global Networks) and data science (e.g., EPJ Data Science). He was awarded the 2020 prize of the American Sociological Association for best international paper in the Global and Transnational Section. His latest book is Everyday Europe: Social Transnationalism in an Unsettled Continent (Policy Press, 2019), a co-authored work on European integration through geographical and virtual mobilities. He has directed several national and international projects on free movement in Europe, transnationalism, migration, and the impact of Covid-19 on social life and mobility. Recchi’s core research agenda revolves around issues of human mobility, investigating the drivers and consequences surrounding the unique expansion of individuals’ movements in space of our age. He questions the existential, political, sociocultural and environmental ramifications of spatial mobility through micro- and macro-sociological empirical analyses. At the micro-level, his research delves into the study of the spatiality of individuals’ lifeworlds (or ‘space-sets’). At the macro-level, he leads the Global Mobilities Project at MPC/EUI – a project dedicated to collecting, systematizing and analyzing worldwide data on population movements and their underpinning social, economic, and political conditions.

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