Fabrizio Bernardi joined the EUI in January 2010, while on leave from the UNED, Spain.
He received his Ph.D. in sociology and social research from the University of Trento in 1998 and his B.A. from the University of Bologna in 1993. He moved to the Department of Sociology II of the UNED in 2001, having previously taught at the faculty of sociology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, from 1998 to 2001. Since 1998 he has also taught short term seminars on event history analysis at the University of Oxford, Milan, at the Juan March Institute, Madrid and at the UPF, Barcelona. Between 2007 and 2009 he was senior researcher on social stratification and inequality at the Juan March Institute, Madrid.
Since 2013 he is the elected Chair of the board of the European Consortium for Social Research (www.ecsrnet.eu). He is also a founding member of Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre at the EUI.
He is the coordinator of the work-package “Family Dynamics and inequalities in children life chances” within the FP7 “Family and Societies” project (http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/?page_id=489)
Bernardi's current research interests lie in social stratification, inequality in educational opportunities and educational returns, family and labour market dynamics. His most recent publications deal with educational inequalities and returns to education in a comparative EU perspective.
Languages: Italian, English, Spanish