Roberta Ricucci is Associate Professor, specialized in Sociology of Islam and Sociology of Migration. She is also Research Affiliate at the Center for the Study of Religion and Society of the University of Notre Dame (US). She had been visiting research fellow in several prestigious Universities, as Princeton (US), Monash, Western Australia (Australia). She has been chair of the cluster of Sociology of Religion in the European Sociological Association, and is currently board member and program chair of the Society of Anthropology of Religion in the American Anthropological Association.

As an expert in migration and religious issues in Mediterranean areas, Roberta is currently leading various international projects, such as a general PC (Horizon 2020) and a national leader (Templeton). She has a broad record of publications focussed on religious integration in the diaspora, migrations, identity-building processes and religious pluralism management. In 2018 she was positively evaluated to serve as Full Professor.

Roberta Ricucci has worked primarily on issues related to youth: active inclusion of young people with low education as well as topics around migration and integration. Her current work and interest include the labour transitions and the social inclusion of young people with migratory background and peculiarly with a Muslim identity. In the area of migration and integration she is currently working on investigating the links and tensions between migration, labour and integration policies, attitudes towards migrants as well as looking at the social and employment implications of intra-EU mobility. She is also involved in teaching activities in various degree courses both in Italy and in Europe and, in Turin, she is a member of a board of experts contrasting discriminatory and racial activities at the local level.

  • Ricucci, R., Ethnicities, Faith and Identities, Springer , 2021, Forthcoming
  • Ricucci, R. (con S. Bonino), Islam and Security in the West, Palgrave, London, 2021.
  • Ricucci. R. (con V. Premazzi), Faith, identity and practices: the current refugee crisis challenges religious diversity in Southern Europe, in J. Serrano Cornelio, F. Gauthier, L. Woodhead e T. Martikainen (a cura di), “Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society”, Routledge, London, 2020, pp. 315-336.
  • Ricucci, R., The New Southern European Diaspora: Youth, Unemployment, and Migration, Lexington, Lanham, MD, 2017.