Who We Are

Luigi Burroni is Associate Professor of Economic Sociology at the Faculty of Communication studies at the University of Teramo. He was co-editor of the journal EPC: Government and Policy and he is part of the editorial board of Stato e Mercato and of the Scientific Committee of Sviluppo Locale. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Trento (1999); he was research associate at the University of Florence (1999-2003), Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (2003-04) and lecturer at the University of Florence (2005-2007).


Roland Erne teaches international and comparative employment relations at University College Dublin. His work centres on European governance and the social and political implications of transnational movements of goods, capital, services, and people. He is interested in how interest associations and social movements – particularly unions – respond to processes of regional integration and globalization. In his Cornell University Press book EUROPEAN UNIONS, Labor’s Quest for a Transnational Democracy  Erne describes the emergence of a European trade union movement that crosses national boundaries and challenges the assertion that no realistic prospect exists for remedying the EU’s democratic deficit.


Teresa Jurado-Guerrero is professor at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in Madrid (Spain). She studied at Mannheim University (Germany) and Toulouse Le Mirail (France), and holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences form the European University Institute (IUE, Italy). Currently, she co-directs with María José González an international research project on two-earner couples and their transition to the first child in Spain, Italy, Poland, Chech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden (http://www.transparent-project.com/info.html and http://transparent.upf.edu/). She has published on comparative social policies and families; gender relations, transitions into adulthood, labour force and housing markets in Spain, and the social integration of immigrants in Europe.


María José González is associate professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at ‘Universitat Pompeu Fabra’ (Barcelona). She was visiting researcher at the Department of Population Studies (COLEF, Mexico), guest scholar at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (UCSD, USA), visiting researcher at the ‘European Gender Research Laboratory’ (LSE, UK), and researcher at the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED-UAB) in Barcelona. She did the Ph.D. at the European University Institute (IUE, Italy) on the field of family sociology. Currently, she is involved in different national and international research groups on fertility, family formation, child care, poverty, and gender inequalities. Her latest work include (together with Miret & Treviño) 2010 “Just Living Together: Implications of Cohabitation for Fathers’ Participation in Child Care in Western Europe” in Demographic Research; (together with Baizán & Lapuerta) 2010 “Individual and Institutional Constraints: an Analysis of Parental Leave Use and Duration in Spain” in Population Research and Policy Review.


Maarten Keune is professor at the University of Amsterdam where he holds the chair in social security and labour relations. He is associated to the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies and the Hugo Sinzheimer Instituut. He holds a PhD in political and social sciences from the European University Institute in Florence. Previously he held various positions at the International Labour Organisation and the European Trade Union Institute. He has published widely on industrial relations, labour market and welfare state developments, and European integration.


Guglielmo Meardi is associate professor at the University of Warwick, where he arrived in 1999, after studying in Italy, France and Poland. He has held visiting positions at the Hungarian, Polish and Slovenian Academies of Sciences, and at universities in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain. Co-editor of “Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology”, member of the editorial boards of “European Journal of Industrial Relations”, “Emecon”, “Industrielle Beziehungen” and (until 2010) “Work, Employment and Society”


Manuela Naldini is Associate Professor at University of Turin, where she holds the chair in Sociology of Family and Gender and Society. She has studied at Mannheim University (Germany), at UAB University of Barcelona (Spain), at CNRS-Paris (France), at New York University (NY-USA) and holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the European University Institute (IUE, Italy). She has published widely on comparative welfare state and gender inequalities; Work-family reconciliation issues; women’s employment and childcare policies.





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