Nazareno Panichella (Milan, 1982) is an Italian sociologist and social demographer. He is Associate Professor (with the habilitation for the role of full professor, professore ordinario) of Economic Sociology at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Milan.

He is the scientific coordinator of the ECSR-CCA-NASP Spring School.

He is a board member of the ECSR- European Consortium of Sociological Research.

He is the Principal Investigator of the project  ‘Ethnic Inequalities. A Multidimensional Analysis of Migrants’ Penalty on Occupational Achievement and Health in Italy (MEI)‘ (~200,000 Euros, Fondazione Cariplo)

He is the coordinator of the interdisciplinary research group on Geography and Social Inequality in Italy (GESI) and the Principal Investigator of two related projects:

  • Miur-Prin Grant ‘School, Work, Family and Mobility across Marginal and Central Areas‘ (~700,000 Euros).
  • Fondazione Cariplo grant ‘Opportunities and Constraints in Marginal and Central Areas‘ (~200,000 Euros)

He is a member of the editorial board of Polis – Ricerche e studi su società e politica and Associate Editor of European Sociological Review (ESR).

His research focuses on social inequality, geographical mobility,  migration and family dynamics.

Married with Mariangela, two children (Michele and Francesco)

University of Milan
Department of Social and Political Sciences (SPS)
Via Conservatorio, 7
20122 Milano (Italy)
Phone (office): (+39) 02. 503.21165