Stefano graduated in International Studies at the University of Torino, obtained a Masters degree in International Migration and Intercultural Relations at the University of Osnabrück, and holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
During his studies in Germany and Spain, he has been volunteering in several organisations who are fighting the discrimination of asylum seekers and Roma. Previous to his PhD he has been involved in a number of EU-funded research projects carried out by the EMIGRA Research Group on Education, Migration and Childhood (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and the independent research agency Taller de Antropología y Ciencias Sociales Aplicadas (Taller ACSA).
Stefano fulfilled part of his doctoral research in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training Network INTEGRIM – Integration and International Migration: Pathways and Integration Policies (CEU Center for Policy Studies). Today he is working on the MSCA-IF funded project RETRY – Resilience and Resignation among Transnational Roma and non-Roma Youths, whose goal is to provide a theoretically informed, in-depth ethnographic, multi-sited and collaborative account of the movements into adulthood of underprivileged European youths “affected by mobility”.