PUBLICATIONS

PhD Dissertation
2015. “Activism and Participation Among People of Migrant Background: Discourses and Practices of Inclusiveness in Four Italian Cities.”  Political Science. Doctoral diss., Unpublished, Université de Montréal, Montreal, https://papyrus.bib.umontreal.ca/xmlui/handle/1866/13579.

Book
Forthcoming 2018. Immigrant Activism and Native-Born Allies: Coalitions, Conflicts and Racialization in Hostile Environments (Book contract signed with Routledge; Series: ‘Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations’).

Refereed Articles
Forthcoming 2018. “Italian Migration Policy in Times of Multiple Crises: Social and Political Implications” (Co-authored with Tiziana Caponio). South European Society and Politics (‘Special Issue on the Italian Crises’).

2016. “‘Whoever Decides for You Without You, He is Against You!’ Immigrant Activism and the Role of the Left in Political Racialization.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (6), 969-987, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1229487.

2016“Activism of Immigrants in Vulnerable Conditions and Radical-Left Allies: A Case Study of Italy’s Struggle of the Crane.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42 (15)2508-2527, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2016.1169917 (Selected by Taylor & Francis for the Activism! Voices for Change collection, on the “Race” section).

Book Chapters
Forthcoming 2018. “Local Actors and Approaches to Integration: What is their Impact on Immigrants’ Political Participation?” Tiziana Caponio, Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Peter Scholten (eds.). Handbook on the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities. New York: Routledge.

Forthcoming 2018. “An Italian ‘Integration Crisis’: The Role of the State and Political Actors in Excluding Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities.” Matthew Antony Evangelista (ed.) Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century. New York: Routledge.

2017. “La perdurante crisi dei rifugiati, tra ipocrisia organizzata, solidarietà e crescente opposizione” [in English: The Persistent Crisis of Refugees: Organized Hypocrisy, Solidarity and Mounting Protest] (Co-authored with Tiziana Caponio). Alessandro Chiaramonte and Alex Wilson (eds.) Politica in Italia. Edizione 2017. I fatti dell’anno e le interpretazioni. Bologna: Il Mulino [The English publication will be available in December, 2017], 189- 208.

2016. “Beyond the Political Opportunity Structure Approach: Studying Agency Through the ‘Local Realm of Immigration’.” Ursula Lehmkuhl, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, Laurence McFalls (eds.). Spaces of Difference: Conflicts and Cohabitation. Münster: Waxmann, 125-151.

Research Reports and Working Papers
2017. “Access to Rights for Non-EU Immigrant Workers in Italy: Opportunities and Challenges” (Co-authored with Roberta Perna). Report written for the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA).

2016. “Exploring the Current Migration/Integration ‘Crisis’— What Bottom-up Solutions?” (Co-authored with Tiziana Caponio). Report written for Vision Europe Summit 2016, July 15, 2016.

2015. “Immigrant Activism and the Role of Left-Wing Allies in Exclusion.” Working Papers, Carlo Alberto Notebooks, No. 443, December 2015, ISSN 2279-9362.

2013. “How Can Migrants Be Subjects of Their Own Political ‘Integration’? Discourses and Practices of Immigrants Participating in the Italian Left.” Robert Schuman Center, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, October 13, 2013 (Official link).

Book Reviews
2017.  “The Politics of Migration in Italy. Perspectives on Local Debates and Party Competition.”  Edited by Pietro Castelli Gattinara. New York: Routledge, 2016. 214 pp. Partecipazione e Conflitto, 10 (1), 333-335, DOI: 10.1285/i20356609v10i1p333.

2017. “Becoming Arab in London: Performativity and the Undoing of Identity.” Edited by Aly Ramy M. K. London: Pluto Press/ University of Chicago Press, 2016. 255 pp., $35. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 1-3, DOI: 10.1017/rep.2016.14.

Work in Progress
“Terrorist Attacks and Europeans’ Attitudes Toward Immigrants: A Natural Experimental Approach” (Co-authored with Mónica Ferrín Pereira and Moreno Mancosu).

“Challenges and Opportunities for Immigrant Workers Organizing in the Globalized Economy: Toward a New Theoretical Framework” (Co-authored with Chris Zepeda-Millán).