Maurizio Ambrosini is professor of Sociology of Migration at the University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences, and chargé d’enseignement at the university of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France). In his Department, he has furthered the creation of L.I.M.eS. (Laboratory in Immigration, Multiculturalism and Society). He is also the editor of the journal “Mondi Migranti”, first Italian journal in this field, and the scientific responsible of the Centre Medì – Migrations in the Mediterranean, of Genoa and of the Italian Summer School of Sociology of Migrations. He is member of the scientific committee of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies and of several Italian sociological journals and collections.
His main interests cover immigrants’ labour market, ethnic entrepreneurship, migration policies, refugees studies. He is the author of more than 200 books, articles, essays in these fields. His handbook, Sociologia delle migrazioni, is adopted as the textbook in many Italian universities. A new book, Irregular Immigration and Invisible Welfare, has been published at Palgrave in 2013. .