I have an educational background in both economics and social science, earned a Ph.D. in economics, then got substantial research experience in sociology during my post-doc years. Accordingly my research, teaching and consultancy activities are between sociology and economics (to which I have added a great deal of management and organisation studies in the last couple of years), with focus on economic sociology and social network analysis.
I am Senior Lecturer in Economic Sociology at the Business School of the University of Greenwich in London, UK, where I conduct my research as part of the Centre for Business Network Analysis. I am also associate researcher at Centre Maurice Halbwachs, a unit of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique located in Paris, France.
I am now co-convenor of the Social Network Analysis Study Group of the British Sociological Association, after serving for two years in the Executive Board of the UK Social Networks Association, with responsibility for web presence and online communication.
I live between London and Paris and I always complain about spending a lot of time in planes and trains, airports and stations -but to tell the truth, I very much enjoy the opportunities that these two lively, cosmopolitan cities offer.
And let’s be clear about it, I am proud of my multi-national educational and and professional experiences, although it hasn’t always been easy -having studied in Italy, US, France and Germany, and worked in Italy, US, France and UK, often as part of collaborative European and international projects.
Beyond academia, I practice fitness quite regularly, I enjoy summer holidays on the beach (away from the rain of Paris and London…), and I like going to the theatre, listening to music and especially attending dance performances (though I have little time for that…).
The views presented in this blog are solely mine and do not represent the positions of my institutions of affiliation.