Giuseppe Sciortino

Prorector for policies encouraging talent attraction and research enhancement

University of Trento

Member: Academic Senate

Full professor

Department of Sociology and social research


Via Verdi, 26 - 38122 Trento
tel. 0461 283712
giuseppe.sciortino[at]unitn [dot] it
Academic career and teaching activities

I currently teach Sociology of international development and sociology of change. 

I have previously taught classes on:

Classic Sociological Theory, (undergraduate)
Contemporary Sociological Theory, (undergraduate, graduate);
International Migration (undergraduate and graduate)
Sociology of Sexuality (undergraduate)
Ethnicities (undergraduate and graduate)
Sociology of Change (undergraduate and graduate)
Sociology of Development (undergraduate and graduate)
Sociological Aspects of Local Development (graduate)

Research interests

International Migration

Cultural Sociology

Sociology of Development

Sexuality Studies

Research work

International Migration

Cultural Sociology

Sociology of Development

Sexuality Studies

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Faculty Fellow, Center for Cultural Sociology, Department of Sociology, Yale University

Member, Global Editorial Board, Migration Studies,2014 to today.

Member, Editorial Board, American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 2013 to today.

Member, Editorial Board, Migration Letters, 2012 to today.

Associate Editor, "Sociological Theory", (2005-2007);

Awards and honours

Invited Speaker, Presidential Panel, Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, 22-25 February 2018.
Winner, Canada-Italy Innovation Award, 2017.
Invited Opening Speaker, The Migration Conference, Athens, 23-26 August 2017.
Chair, Research Committee 16 "Sociological Theory", International Sociological Association, 2010-14. 
Willy Brandt Visiting Professor, University of Malmo, Sweden.  Academic  year 2015-16.
EP&E (Ethics, Politics and Economics) visiting professor, Yale University, USA.
Prize "Marcello Lelli" for the best Italian Doctoral Dissertation in Sociology, 1994.

Peer reviewer for: American Journal of Cultural Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, Current Sociology, Ethnicities, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Global Environmental Change, Policy and Politics, Polis, Political Studies, International Migration, International Migration Review, Mediterranean Politics; Migration Letters; Migration Studies, Social Problems, Sociological Theory, South European Society and Politics.

Other work

Columnist, Corriere di Bologna, Corriere del Trentino (2008-17)