I am a postdoctoral researcher at REMESO, since September 2015. I received a PhD in Urban and Local European Studies at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2008 (in Italy) and in Social Work at Linnaeus University in 2015 (in Sweden).
My research spans two interlinked themes.
The first one is research on the Swedish welfare state in a comparative perspective. I am especially interested in how, in recent decades, the institutional changes of the Swedish welfare state influenced differences in living conditions between social and ethnic groups.
My other area of interest is urban sociology, with a focus on residential segregation. My interest is to understand how welfare state changes affected socio-spatial polarization and ethnic segregation in Swedish cities.
In my ongoing research, I examine how ethnic categorization influences researchers’ and policy makers’ understanding of residential segregation as a social problem. In another ongoing project, I am comparing the impacts of the crisis of the early ‘90s and of the recent global financial crisis on income inequality and segregation in Swedish metropolitan areas.