Simone Baglioni holds a Chair in Sociology in the Department of Economics and Management, he's also the Rector's delegate for European and international research, the co-lead for PNRR theme 8 'Demographic ageing', and serves as member of the university committee for internationalization, and for refugee integration.
Previously, he was Professor of Politics in the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and has held academic positions at the Universities of Geneva and Neuchatel in Switzerland, and Florence and Milan-Bocconi, in Italy. Professor Baglioni’s research interests include labour migration, asylum, changes in the labour market (unemployment and precarity), civic engagement and civil society. He acts as an expert and evaluator for the EU, the ESRC UK, and the Belgian National Research Council.
He is currently the Principal investigator and the coordinator of the SIRIUS H2020 project (www.sirius-project.eu), and the PI for the UK case of the MATILDE H2020 project, both focusing on migration issues. He has been a principal investigator also in the EU Horizon 2020 projects TRANSSOL (“Transnational Solidarity at the Time of Crisis” www.transsol.eu) and FAB-MOVE (“For a Better Tomorrow: Social Enterprise on the Move”http://fab-move.eu).
From January 2022 Simone works on two new projects funded respectively by the Italian National Research Ministry (PRIN) and by a competitive call of the University of Parma (FIL A1) focusing on remittances and migrant entrepreneuriship.
Publications include 7 books, numerous articles and chapters. Among the recent books Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ Integration in European Labour Markets. A Comparative Approach on Legal Barriers and Enablers (co-edited with V. Federico) published open access in the Imiscoe Springer series Social Policy and Social Innovation (2018, co-authored with Stephen Sinclair, The University of Chicago Press & Bristol University Press).