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University Career and Position



1968
Master degree in literature at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', on sociology, supervisor Prof. Franco Ferrarotti.

1969-70 and 1970-71
Grant to study and research at the 'Luigi Sturzo' Institute in Rome. Post-graduate course in sociology at the School of the Faculty of Political Science at the LUISS University in Rome.

1971
Master degree at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' in Philosophy, supervisor Prof. Franco Ferrarotti.

1972
Assistant Professor habilitation in sociology of organisation at the University of Padua. Researcher degree in moral and social sciences at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.

1974
Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.

1978-79
Temporary Professor in Sociology at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' and then appointed in Sociology of knowledge.

1981
Habilitation in General Sociology.

1981-82
Visiting Scholar at the University of Berkeley.

1985
Lecturer in Biographical Methodology at the University of San Paulo in Brazil.

1989
Lecturer in Political Science at the Laval University in Québec.

1981-1994
Associate Professor in Sociology of knowledge at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.

1992-93
Professor of sociology of religion at the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.

From 1993
General Secretary of the 'Euro Arab Social Research Group', based in Tunis.

1994
Habilitation as Full Professor in Sociology of cultural processes.

From 1994
Full Professor in Sociology of religion at the University of Chieti.

1996-1997
Appointed Professor in Sociology at the University 'Roma Tre'.

From 1997
Full Professor in sociology at the University 'Roma Tre'.

2000
Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Buenos Aires and Lecturer in Qualitative Methodology.

2008
Directeur d'Etudes - Maison des Sciences de l'Homme - Paris.

Prizes and Recognition



1983, 1986, 1990 and 1997
Winner of the "Premio della Cultura" (Culture outstanding) by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

1987
Winner, ex aequo, of the international "Pitrè - Salomone Marino" prize for the book "Il Cristo rosso" (Red Christ).

1987-88
Coordinator of the Division of cultural processes in the Department of sociology at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.

From 1986 till 1994
Coordinator of the post-graduate course in Theory and Qualitative Analysis at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.

From 2001
Director of Department of Education at the University Roma Tre.

From 2008
Member of Academic Senate at the University Roma Tre.

Membership




Member of the Conseil International de Rédaction of the journal "Sociétés" and member of the Consejo Editorial of the journal "Sociedad y Religión".


Member of the Board of Editors of the "Journal of Contemporary Religion".


Member of the Council of Reference of the journal "Implicit Religion".

1991-95
Member of the executive committee of the 'Institut International de Sociologie'.

1981-1991
Member of the Institute of Sociology of the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.

1983-1994
Member of the executive committee in the PhD programme in Theory and Social Research at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.

1983-1994
Member of the executive committee of the 'Société Internationale de Sociologie des Religions'.

1985-1988 and 1992-2000
Member of the executive committee of the 'Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Française'.

1986-1990
Secretary of the Research Committee for Sociology of religion in the International Sociological Association.

1990-1994
Chairman of the same committee.

1987-1989 and 1998-2001
Member of the executive committee of the Italian Association of Sociology.

2001-2003
Vice President of the Italian Sociological Association.

2004-2007
President of the Italian Sociological Association.

2007-2011
Member of the executive committee of the Societé Internationale de Sociologie des Religions.

Editorial Board



1998-2004
Member of the editorial board of the journal "International Sociology".


Member of the editorial board of the "Encyclopedia of Religion and Society", edited by W. H. Swatos, Altamira Press, Walnut Creek, Ca., 1997.

1994-98
Editor in Chief of the journal of the International Sociological Association: "International Sociology".


Advisory Editor of "Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology".

2007-2008
Co-Editor of "Annual Review of Italian Sociology".

Conference Organization



1983
Organization of the International Conference on "Legittimazione e società" (Legitimation and society).

1993
Organization of the International Conference "Religions sans frontières?".

1995
Organization of the International Conference A.I.S.-A.I.S.L.F. "Tradizione e innovazione. L'approccio sociologico di lingua italiana e francese" (Tradition and innovation. The sociological approach of the Italian and French language).

2000
Organization of the International Conference "Religious Phenomenon Today: Tradition, Change, Rejection", for the World Meeting of University Professors.

2003
Organization of the International Conference "Education Antinomies in XXI Century"

2009
FNAQ - Forum Nazionale Analisi Qualitativa - 27 novembre 2009

General Academic Outstanding Information



2009-2015
President of the Council of National Associations in the European Sociological Association