Pierluigi Musaro

Visiting Scholar 2011-2012

Pierluigi Musarò is associate professor of sociology at the University of Bologna as well as a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University. He has recently edited Lo spettatore ironico. La solidarietà nell’epoca del post-umanitarianismo, Mimesis, Roma-Udine, 2014 – italian edition of Lilie Chouliaraki, The Ironic Spectator. Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism, Polity Press, London, 2012, and co-edited, with Paola Parmiggiani, ‘‘Beyond Humanitarian Narratives,’’ Sociologia della comunicazione (2013), and Media e migrazioni: Etica, estetica e politica del discorso umanitario (Franco-Angeli, 2014), exploring how humanitarian narratives are discursively dislocated from the context of humanitarian action and philanthropy in the management of migration and border control. He is also author of Le virtù della contraddizione. Quando la sociologia si fa etica, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2008, and co-editor, with Maurizio Bergamaschi, of Spazi di negoziazione. Povertà urbana e consumi alimentari, con, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2011.

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