University of Bologna


Roberto Impicciatore, Local Coordinator

Associate professor

Demography; Migration; Family dynamics; Life-course events

Roberto Impicciatore is an Associate Professor of Demography at the Department of Statistical Sciences at Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna. He teaches courses on Demography and Social Demography. His research interests are primarily focused on internal and international migration, family dynamics, and life-course events.

Nicola Barban

Full Professor

Life course analysis; Genealogy and historical demography; Sociogenomics; Social demography

Nicola Barban is a Professor of Demography at the University of Bologna and an international co-investigator of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC). He is also the Principal Investigator of the ERC Consolidator Grant GENPOP: Genes, genealogies and the evolution of demographic change and social inequality. His research interests include quantitative methods in social sciences, sociogenomics, demography, social interactions, life course, and migration and ethnicity.

Giulia Dugar

Post-doctoral researcher

Education; Youth; Family formation processes; Social stratification

Giulia Dugar is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of Bologna, where she teaches Sociology of Asian countries. Her research interests revolve around education, youth, family formation processes, and social stratification.

Fedele Pasquale Greco

Associate professor

Spatial Statistics; Bayesian Modelling; Latent Gaussian Models; Disease Mapping; Computational Statistics

Fedele Pasquale Greco is an Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of Bologna. He specializes in Spatial Statistics, Bayesian Modelling, Latent Gaussian Models, Disease Mapping, and Computational Statistics. His research interests include the development and application of statistical models to address complex data structures arising in public health, epidemiology, environmental health, and ecology.


Rocco Molinari

Post-doctoral researcher

International Migrations; Social Demography; Labour Markets

Rocco Molinari is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of Bologna, Italy. He has an expertise in the field of social sciences with a focus on international migrations, social demography, and labor markets.

Livia Elisa Ortensi

Assistant professor

International Migration; Onward Migration; Return Migration; Gender; Fertility

Livia Elisa Ortensi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. Her research interests include international migration, onward migration, return migration, gender, and fertility. She has published several articles on these topics and is also interested in migration studies, refugee studies, female genital mutilations, gender, sexual and reproductive health, and fertility. Additionally, she holds the position of Senior Assistant Professor in Demography at the University of Bologna and serves as the head of the Statistic Unit of ISMU Foundation in Milan. Ortensi is also an Associate Editor of BMC Public Health.

Giorgio Piccitto

Post-doctoral researcher

Labour market; Social stratification; Migrations

Giorgio Piccitto is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Bologna. His research interests include the quantitative study of structural characteristics and changing trends in labor markets, social stratification and inequality, migration, life courses, and inter-generational relations.

Francesca Tosi

Research fellow

Internal mobility; International migration; Regional inequalities; Transition to adulthood; Well-being and poverty measurement

Francesca Tosi is an Assistant Professor currently working at the "Paolo Fortunati" Department of Statistical Sciences STAT, University of Bologna. Her research interests include internal mobility, international migration, regional inequalities, transition to adulthood, and well-being and poverty measurement.