Short CV/Education and training


  • 1988 – 1994
    Degree in Political Science, University of Florence, final grade 110/110 laurea cum laude. Dissertation: "Family and fertility intentions and expectations: a sample survey on Florentine female students".

  • 1996 – 1999
    PhD in Demography, Dept. of Statistics, University of Florence

  • 2001 – 2002
    Post-doc at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany (Italian CNR grant)

Past Employment History:

  • 1995 – 1996
    Junior researcher at Tuscany Region – Observatory on Labour Market

  • 1999 – 2002
    Research scientist at Department of Statistics, University of Florence, in 4th ERP-EU project

  • 2002 – 2007
    Assistant Professor of Demography (permanent) at Political Science Faculty, University of Florence

Academic Visits:

  • 2004 – 2005
    ISER, University of Essex, UK (4 months in total)

  • 2006
    Linnaeus University, CAFO, Växjö, Sweden (2 weeks)

  • 2006
    2009, 2010, 2011, INED, Paris, France (6 months in total)

  • 2007 – 2008
    DONDENA, Bocconi University, Italy (1 year)

Current Positions:

  • Since 2007
    Associate Professor of Demography (permanent), at Political Science Faculty, University of Turin

  • Since 2014
    Qualified as Full Professor in Demography for Italian Academic system (4 years validity)

Selected projects

  • P.I, Awarded with an ERC (Consolidator) Research Grant, project n.313617 "SWELLFER – Subjective well-being and fertility" (Hosting Institution: Collegio Carlo Alberto), 2013 – 2018

  • Member of the project on "FamiliesAndSocieties – Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations", funded by EU in the FP7 program, coordinated by Livia Oláh, at the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA), 2013 – 2017

  • Member of the national project "Practices and Policies around Parenthood. Work-family balance and childcare in multicultural contexts", P.I. Manuela Naldini, 2012 – 2014

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Current Positions and Affiliations:

  • Research fellow at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri, IT

  • Research associate at ISER – MISOC, the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change, University of Essex, UK

  • Research associate at DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Milan, IT

  • Member of CHILD (Center for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics)

  • Expert for Population Europe (the network of Europe's leading demographic research centres)

Current Membership in Scientific Societies:

  • IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population); EAPS (European Association for Population Studies); PAA (Population Association of America); AISP (Italian Association for Population Studies); SIS (Statistical Italian Society); ISQOLS (International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies); AIQUAV (Italian Association for Quality-of-Life Studies)

Current Editorial Activity:

  • Editorial boards: Genus (since 2009); Neodemos (since 2007)

  • Scientific board: Population Review (since 2004)

Past Scientific Activities / Extracurricular Professional Activities:

  • Independent expert for European Commission, acting as "remote" and "on site" evaluator for projects of the 7th Framework Programme, 2009 – 2010 – 2013

  • Independent evaluator for sociology projects of Qatar National Research Fund, 2013 – 2014

  • Consultant at Unicef, project: "A Statistical Portrait of Children in Immigrant Families for Selected Rich Countries", UNICEF – IRC, Florence, Italy, 2007 – 2009

  • Consultant at Unicef, responsible for a data-base on socio-economic conditions of children in Southern Mediterranean countries, project: "Medin, towards a new Agenda for Children in the Southern Mediterranean Countries", UNICEF – IRC, Florence, Italy, 2000 – 2001

  • Member of Scientific Committee of AISP and elected secretary, 2003 – 2005

  • Referee for journals: Acta Sociologica, Advances in Life Course Research, Demographic Research, European Journal of Population, European Sociological Review, Feminist Economics, Genus, International Migration Review, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Population Research, Polis, Population Review, Population Space and Place, Population Studies, Population, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, Time & Society.

Media coverage

Interviews to Press:

  • Sunday Telegraph (UK), New York Times Magazine (USA) and The Herald Tribune (USA), Repubblica, Venerdì di Repubblica, Metropolis, Bimbisani & Belli, Panorama, L’Espresso, Mamma e donna, Airone, Internazionale


  • National Public Radio (US), BBC, Repubblica Radio, Isoradio, Blu radio, Ansa Popolare Network, Radio Città Futura, and other national/local radios


  • Rai 2 TV-Educational (Un mondo a colori); Rai 3

  • Co-author of the documentary for Politelevision-Tuscany Region of "Job and life time: a difficult reconciliation" (in Italian), directed by F. Todesco

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Married, with two children (born 2009 and 2012)


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