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Ettore Recchi

Part-time Professor

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

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[+39] 055 4685 756


San Domenico - Convento, SD023

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Italian, English

Ettore Recchi

Part-time Professor

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies


Ettore Recchi is Part-time Professor of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) as well as Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po Paris (CRIS) and Fellow of the Institut Convergences Migrations. A methodologically versatile scholar, he has published more than 130 journal articles, book chapters, edited volumes and monographs. His papers feature in journals of migration studies (e.g., International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies), sociology (e.g., European Sociological Review, Socius), political science (e.g., West European Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies), demography (e.g., Demographic Research), geography (e.g., Political Geography), global studies (e.g., Global Networks), economics (e.g., World Development), general science (e.g., Nature/Scientific Reports), 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 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-level 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 the MPC, a project dedicated to collecting, systematising and analysing worldwide data on population movements and their underpinning social, economic, and political conditions. Since April 2023, he also directs the MPC unit of the MIrreM project, a Horizon Europe study of irregular migration and related policies coordinated by Albert Kraler.

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