teaches sociology at the University of Trento, Italy. His main research interests are international migration studies, international development and social theory. He is the director of SMMS, the migration research center at the University of Trento. He has been EP&E Visiting Professor at Yale University (2009-10), chair of the Research Committee 16 ‘Sociological Theory’ of the International Sociological Association (2010-14) and Willy Brandt Professor at the University of Malmo (2015-16). Among his recent works, Great Minds. Encounters with Social Theory (Stanford UP, 2011, with Gianfranco Poggi), Solidarity, Justice and Incorporation (Oxford University Press, 2015, with Peter Kivisto) and The Cultural Trauma of Decolonization. Colonial Returnees in the National Imagination (Routledge, 2019, forthcoming, with Ron Eyerman).