Ettore Recchi

Professeur des universités en sociologie
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Ettore Recchi is Full Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po since January 2014.
He previously taught at the University of Chieti-Pescara, the University of Florence, the European University Institute and the University of Michigan.
He holds a PhD (with distinction) in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI), Fiesole.
He is also Visiting Fellow in the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Firenze.
In 2020, he was awarded the American Sociological Association prize (Global and Transnational Sociology Section) for best international scholar's publication.

Research topics -  Thèmes de recherche

His main research foci are mobility (in its different forms), social stratification, elites, and European integration. In the last few years he coordinated the 'Coping with Covid' (CoCo) project about the impact of Coronavirus on social practices and inequalities in French society.

Recent publications (selection) - Publications scientifiques

  • 2022 (with Marta Pasqualini, Olivier Godechot, Marta Dominguez Folgueras, Emanuele Ferragina & Mirna Safi), "Who took care of what? The gender division of unpaid work during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in France", Demographic Research, vol. 46, n° 34. Open access paper
  • 2022 (with Emanuel Deutschmann), "Europeanization via Transnational Mobility and Migration", In: Sebastian M. Büttner, Monika Eigmüller, Susann Worschech (ed.), Sociology of Europeanization, De Gruyter, p. 259-282. Downloadable online (with institutional access)
  • 2021 (with Zachary Van Winkle and Emanuele Ferragina), The Unexpected Decline in Feelings of Depression among Adults Ages 50 and Older in 11 European Countries amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Socius, vol. 7, First Published 10 August. Available in Open Access on Sage Journals
  • 2021 (with Emanuele Ferragina), "Leggere la società attraverso il welfare: la lezione di Achille Ardigò", Autonomie locali e servizi sociali, Quadrimestrale di studi e ricerche sul welfare, 1/2021, pp. 79-86. Available on Rivisteweb
  • 2021 (avec Aurore Flipo et Emmanuelle Duwez), « "Ce monde que je connais" : les space-sets des Français », In: E. Duwez et P. Mercklé (dir.), Un panel français. L'étude longitudinale par Internet pour les sciences sociales (ELIPSS), INED éditions, col. Grandes Enquêtes.  
  • 2021 (with Emanuele Ferragina, Marta Pasqualini, Andrew Zola), "Who cares about health and the economy through the Covid-19 pandemic? Longitudinally tracking changes and heterogeneity in people’s perceptions of risks", SocArXiv Papers, 20th March, doi 10.31235/
  • 2021 (with Emanuel Deutschmann, Lorenzo Gabrielli, Nodira Kholmatova), The global visa cost divide: How and why the price for travel permits varies worldwide, Political Geography, vol. 86, 102350. Available online on ScienceDirect
  • 2020 (e Irina Ciornei), Los effectos de la inmigración en la movilidad social intergeneracional en la Unión Europea: ¿Frena o acelera?, In: Olga Salido y Sandra Fachelli (ed.), Perspectivas y fronteras en el estudio de la desigualdad social: movilidad social y clases sociales en tiempos de cambio, Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, col. Academia, n° 47, p. 211-232.
  • 2020 (with J. Schradie, E. Ferragina, M. Pasqualini, M. Safi, N. Sauger, K. Tittel, A. Zola), "The Covid Year in France: A Tale of Two Lockdowns", Coping with Covid-19. Social distancing, cohesion and inequality in 2020 France, Policy paper n° 5, 21 December. See online the Policy brief
    [Version française] « L'année de la Covid en France ou l'histoire d'un double confinement », Faire face au Covid-19. Distanciation sociale, cohésion et inégalité dans la France de 2020, Policy brief n° 5, 21 décembre. Voir en ligne le Policy brief
  • 2020 (avec Mirna Safi, Philippe Coulangeon, Emanuele Ferragina, Olivier Godechot, Emily Helmeid, Stefan Pauly, Nicolas Sauger, Jen Schradie, Katharina Tittel et Andrew Zola), « La France confinée. Anciennes et nouvelles inégalités », In: Marc Lazar, Guillaume Plantin et Xavier Ragot (dir.), Le monde d'aujourd'hui. Les sciences sociales au temps de la Covid-19, Presses de Sciences Po, p. 95-116.
  • 2020 (with E. Ferragina, O. Godechot, E. Helmeid, S. Pauly, M. Safi, N. Sauger, J. Schradie, K. Tittel, A. Zola), "Living through Lockdown: Social Inequalities and Transformations during the COVID-19 Crisis in France", OSC Papers, 2020-1, July.
  • 2020 (with Emanuele Ferragina, Emily Helmeid, Stefan Pauly, Mirna Safi, Nicolas Sauger & Jen Schradie), "The 'Eye of the Hurricane' Paradox: An Unexpected and Unequal Rise of Well-Being During the Covid-19 Lockdown in France", Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, vol. 68, online 26 May. Science Direct link
  • 2020 (with N. Sauger, E. Ferragina, E. Helmeid, S. Pauly, M. Safi, J. Schradie), "Life after lockdown: Getting back on track or charting a new course?", Coping with Covid-19. Social distancing, cohesion and inequality in 2020 France, Policy paper n° 4, 16 June.
    [French version] "La vie après le confinement : retour à la normale ou quête d'un nouveau cap ?", Faire face au Covid-19. Distanciation sociale, cohésion et inégalité dans la France de 2020, Policy brief n° 4, 16 juin.
  • 2020 (with M. Safi (coord.), P. Coulangeon, O. Godechot, E. Ferragina, E. Helmeid, S. Pauly, N. Sauger, J. Schradie), "When life revolves around the home: Work and sociability during the lockdown", Coping with Covid-19, Social distancing, cohesion and inequality in 2020 France, Policy brief n° 3, 22 May.
    [French version] « La vie entre quatre murs : travail et sociabilité en temps de confinement », Faire face au Covid-19. Distanciation sociale, cohésion et inégalité dans la France de 2020, Policy brief n° 3, 22 mai.
  • 2020 (with E. Ferragina (coord.), C. Barone, E. Helmeid, S. Pauly, M. Safi, N. Sauger, J. Schradie), "In the eye of the hurricane. French society a month into the lockdown", Coping with Covid-19, Social distancing, cohesion and inequality in 2020 France, Policy brief n° 2, 4 May.
    [French version] « Dans l'oeil du cyclone. La société française après un mois de confinement », Faire face au Covid-19. Distanciation sociale, cohésion et inégalité dans la France de 2020, Policy brief n° 2, 4 mai.
  • 2020 (coord.) (with E. Ferragina, E. Helmeid, S. Pauly, M. Safi, N. Sauger, J. Schradie), "Lockdown for All, Hardship for Some. Insights from the First Wave of the CoCo Project", Coping with Covid-19, Social distancing, cohesion and inequality in 2020 France, Policy brief n° 1, 20 April.
    [French version] « Confinement pour tous, épreuve pour certains Les résultats de la première vague d'enquête du projet CoCo », Faire face au Covid-19. Distanciation sociale, cohésion et inégalité dans la France de 2020, Policy brief n° 1, 20 avril.
  • 2019 (with E. Deutschmann, L.Gabrielli, N. Kholmatova), Assessing visa costs on a global scale, Working Paper, EUI RSCAS, 2020/18, Migration Policy Centre, UEI. [Online]
  • 2019 (with Aurore Flipo), "Spatial Mobility in Social Theory", SocietàMutamentoPolitica [Online Open Access], vol. 10, n° 20, p. 125-137.
  • 2019 (with Emanuel Deutschmann and Michele Vespe), "The global network of transnational mobility", N-IUSSP, 7 October.
  • 2019 (with Lorenzo Gabrielli, Emanuel Deutschmann, Fabrizio Natale and Michele Vespe), "Dissecting global air traffic data to discern different types and trends of transnational human mobility", EPJ Data Science 8, article n° 26, 30 August. [ Award 2020 ASA Best Publication Award by an International Scholar 2020 - ASA Global & Transnational Sociology]
  • 2019 (with Emanuel Deutschmann & Federica Bicchi), "Mobility hub or hollow? Cross-border travelling in the Mediterranean", 1995-2016, Global Networks, July [Open Access].
  • 2019, "Europäische Gessellschaften: Konvergenzen und Divergenzen",  In: Christian Scholz, Peter Dörrenbächer & Anne Rennig, Europa jenseits des Konvergenzparadigmas: Divergenz - Dynamik - Diskurs, Baden-Baden, Nomos, col. Denkart Europa | Mindset Europa, p. 229-256.  
  • 2019 (with Emanuel Deutschmann & Michele Vespe), Estimating Transnational Human Mobility on a Global Scale, EUI Working Papers RSCAS 2019/30, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Migration Policy Centre, 32 p. -  Related resources: MPC Blog, Debate Migration, "Global Human Mobility Rapidly Increasing, New Open-Access Dataset Shows" - Dynamic Data Hub [mapping].
  • 2018 (editor, with Adrian Favell), Everyday Europe: Social transnationalism in an unsettled continent, Bristol: Policy Press, 1st february 2019, 328 p.
  • 2018 (with Giulia Assirelli and Carlo Barone), “'You Better Move On'. Determinants and Labor Market Outcomes of Graduate Migration from Italy”, International Migration Review, First Published 5 April. SAGE Journals link
  • 2017, "The Engine of 'Europeanness'? Free Movement, Social Transnationalism and European Identification", Ettore Recchi, In: Daniel Thym (ed.), Questioning EU Citizenship. Judges and the Limits of Free Movement and Solidarity in the EU, Hart Publishing, 2017. "
  • 2017 (avec Hadrien Dubucs, Thomas Pfirsh et Camille Schmoll), « Les migrations italiennes dans la France contemporaine : les nouveaux visages d'une mobilité européenne historique », Hommes & Migrations, n° 1317-18, avril 2017, p. 59-68.  
  • 2017 (with Lorenzo Grifone Baglioni, Justyna Salamonska, Thea Rossi), "Cittadini in movimento. Una tipologia induttiva della mobilità transnazionale in Europa", Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, 1/2017, p. 63-98. Revisteweb link
  • 2017 (with Irina Ciornel), "At the Source of European Solidarity: Assessing the Effects of Cross-border Practices and Political Attitudes", Journal of Common Market Studies, early view, 26 january. Wiley Online library
  • 2016 (with Handrien Dubucs, Thomas Pfirsch & Camille Schmoll), "Je suis un Italien de Paris: Italian migrants' incorporation in a European capital city", Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, published online: 10 November. Taylor & Francis Online
  • 2016, "The Citizenship Gap in European Societies: Conceptualizing, Measuring and Comparing ‘Migration Neutrality’ across the EU”, International Migration, vol. 54, n° 6, p. 181-200. Doi: 10.1111/imig.12292. Wiley Journals 
  • 2016 (with Carlo Barone et Giulia Assirelli), "Graduate Migration Out of Italy: Predictors and Pay-Offs", Notes et Documents de l'OSC, n° 2016-03, August 2016.
  • 2015, « Les inégalités sociales en Europe », In: Bertrand Badie, Dominique Vidal, Un monde d'inégalités. L'état du monde 2016, Paris, La Découverte, p. 173-179. 
  • 2015 (avec Justyna Salamońska), "Bad Times, Good Times to Move? The Changing Landscape of Intra-EU Migration", In: Hans-Jörg Treens, Carlo Ruzza, Virginie Guiraudon, Europe's Prolonged Crisis. The Making or the Unmaking of a Political Union, Palgrave Macmillan, p. 124-147.
  • 2015, Mobile Europe. The Theory and Practices of Free Movement in the EU, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2014 (avec Justyna Salamońska), "Keeping the European Faith. Collective Identity before and after the Euro-Crisis", Partecipazione e conflitto, vol.7, n° 3, p. 509-531.
  • 2014, "Pathways to European Identity Formation: A Tale of Two Models", Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, n° 27, 2, p. 119-133. 
  • 2013, with Lorenzo G. Baglioni, “La classe media va in Europa? Transnazionalismo e stratificazione sociale nell’Unione Europea”, SocietàMutamentoPolitica, n° 7, p. 47-70.
  • 2011, with Adrian Favell, "Social Mobility and Spatial Mobility", In: A. Favell and V. Guiraudon (eds), Sociology of the European Union, Basingstoke, Palgrave.

Academic Presentations (selection) - Communications

  • 2019 (with I. Ciornei & A. Varela), Being a migrant makes you (downwardly) mobile? Assessing the effects of immigration on intergenerational social mobility in the EU with two different stratification measurements, ECSR thematic workshop “‘Migration, Social Stratification and Inequality’, Università di Milano, 14-15 March.
  • 2019 (with E. Deutschmann & M. Vespe), "Cross-border Mobility in Africa: Insights from the Global Transnational Mobility Dataset", Migration Policy Centre Annual Conference, “Migration between Africa and Europe”, EUI, Fiesole, 24 May.
  • 2019, "Estimating Transnational Human Mobility on a Global Scale", American Sociological Association conference, New York, 13 August.
  • 2018, "The Land of All Opportunity? Migration and Social Mobility in the EU", 19th ISA World Congress, RC 28,Toronto, 15 July.
  • 2018, "Spatial Inequalities: The Space-Set Approach. Measuring and Explaining Individual Differences of Geographical Mobility in France and Italy", 19th ISA World Congress, RC 26, Toronto, 16 July.
  • 2018 (with Irina Ciornei), "Brake or Booster? The Intergenerational Social Mobility of Immigrants in Europe", Workshop “Movilidad social y disegualdad en tiempos de cambio”, INCASI network, Palau Macaya, Barcelona, 19 October.
  • 2017, "Citizenship through Mobility Practices: Assessing the European Free Movement Experiment", La citoyenneté en débat(s), USPC, 22 November.
  • 2017, "Introducing Space-Sets: What Are They, How to Operationalize Them and What Do They Bring to Sociological knowledge?", 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA), Athens, 13 August.  
  • 2016, "Britain in the EU: Is Britain really a European society?" (debate), Business School Maurice Keyworth, University of Leeds, 13 June.
  • 2016 (with Giulia Assirelli) "Graduates on the Move: Determinants and Returns of High-skilled Migration among Italian Youth", RC28 Intergenerational Transfer, Human Capital, and Inequality Conference, Singapore, Parallel Session "4.2 Youth Labour Market and Labour Market Entry", 26 May. [Abstract]
  • 2015, "Europe between Mobility and Sedentarism: Patterns of Micro-Transnationalism and their Consequences for European Integration" (with J. Salamonska), European Sociological Association (ESA) 12th conference, Research Stream 3, Prague, 28 August.
  • 2015, "Making Sense of Spatial Mobility: What Are Space-Sets, How Can We Operationalize Them and Why Are They Worth Being Researched?", GRITIM Lecture, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 6 May.
  • 2014, "Free Movement in the Euro-Crisis", roundtable Multilevel citizenship in Europe and Canada, York University, Toronto, 24 September.
  • 2014, "Upper Classes, Wider Horizons? The Social Stratification of International Travelling among Europeans" (with J. Salamonska), paper presented at the RC28-RC13 joint session, ISA World Conference, Yokohama, 17 July.
  • 2014, "My My Hey Hey: Is Free Movement Here to Stay?", communication at the State of the Union conference, European University Institute, Florence, 8 May.

Research Projects - Projets de recherche

The Space-Set Project: The Power of Personal Geographies. Fine-tuning 'Space-Sets' and Testing their Measurement (2014-2016, funded by Sciences Po Research).

Direction de thèses - PhD Students

 Siresa López Berengueres, Maxime Christophe (co-dir.), Katharina Tittel 

Teaching - Enseignements

- Questions de recherche sociologique (Sciences Po Paris, Master de Sociologie)
- Comparing European Societies (Sciences Po Paris, Master, common core curriculum).
- Sociology of free movement (Sciences Po Paris, School of Public Affairs, Master in European Affairs).
- Social inequalities in Europe (Sciences Po Reims, Undergraduate College)

Responsabilités scientifiques - Scientific Responsabilities

- Head of doctoral studies in Sociology, Sciences Po.
- Member of the Scientific Council, INED (The French Institute for Demographic Studies), as "Specialists from outside INED chosen for their expertise in the field of population or another demography-related discipline".

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