Flavio Antonio Ceravolo

Role: Ricercatore a tempo indeterminato
Email: flavioantonio.ceravolo@unipv.it
Telephone: +39 0382984820
CV file: [ita]




Big data e modelli computazionali per il marketing [a.y. 2019/2020]
Marketing politico e istituzionale [a.y. 2019/2020]
Metodi digitali per la ricerca sociale e di marketin [a.y. 2019/2020]
Metodologia della ricerca sociale [a.y. 2019/2020]
Sociologia e ricerca sociale [a.y. 2019/2020]

Office hours

Lunedì ore 14-16


Born in Italy, Alessandria, on 27th of August, 1970.
He lives in Lobbi, near Alessandria.

Academic curriculum

Education / Training 8th March 2000
Degree in Political Science, studies in Social Politics, from UPO “Amedeo Avogardo”; an achievement of a score of 110/110 with publishing appraisal and worthiness.
20th March 2004: Doctorate in “Applied Sociology and Methodology of Social Research” completed in the University of Milano Bicocca at the Department of Social Research.
Institutional Positions
03/04/2000- 05/11/2002: Assistant researcher at the Department of Social Research of UPO. 01/01/2003- 30/06/2005: Research contract at the Department of Social Research of UPO.
03/07/2006- 02/012009: Assistant researcher at the Department of Social Research of UPO.
For the years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008: Project coordinator of the Master’s degree in Local Development at UPO.
For the years 2006, 2007 and 2008: A three-year long membership with the Scientific Council of the Methodology Division of the Italian Association of Sociology.
From 25/01/2008 to presently: Member of The Interateneo Commission of the University of Piedmont and the Turin Politecnico for the compilation of the study of the feasibility of the file “Citadel of Science and Technology” within the candidacy for the Integrated Territorial Plans of the Piedmont Region.
From 20/11/2008 to presently: Member of the Commission of UPO and for the compilation of territorial analysis for the strategic plan “Alessandria 2018”.
03/01/2009- 27/12/2010: A fixed-term contracted researcher, Disciplinary Scientific Division SPS07, at the faculty of Political Science and the Department of Social Research of UPO.
From 29/12/2010 to presently: Researcher (unconfirmed), Disciplinary Scientific Division SPS07, at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Pavia. .

Research interests

Research Interests
Over the course of time my scientific activity has come to be expressed in more principally thematic areas.
1. Social Mobility.
My first interest, since the time of my degree thesis, is constituted of the processes of social and educational mobility, with particular reference to the use of social capital in the reproduction of inequalities and to the connection between inequalities and migration process.
In this area I delved into theoretical aspects as well as methodological ones, reconceptualising the category of “social capital” in order to elaborate on typological indications that consent to its insertion in statistic models of analysis. The participation with a PRIN research coordinated by Professor Bianco allowed me, in addition, to expand on the migratory variable as a new criterion of social stratification.
The adjusted theoretical and methodological tools were applied to the study, carried out in my doctoral thesis, of mechanisms of social and educational reproduction of superior classes in a Provincial context. Recently I carried out, together with Domenico Carbone, an additional research in the Provence of Alessandria, for which I prepared a questionnaire capable of revealing the mutations in the processes of mobility experienced in a long temporal arch. In a field of research financed by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino, I am contemporaneously studying the effect of the institution of new universities on the fluxes of social mobility in the territories in which they have been established. More recently I partipated to a work group within the SECONDGEN research studing the connection between migration and inequalities reproduction and in particular educational and occupational paths of second generation migrants.

2. The Conditon of Youth
The participation in a study on the youths of Turin promoted by Fondazione Agnelli, under the scientific direction of Professor Bianco, was an opportunity to consolidate my interests on such subjects, with particular concentration on the conditions in which uncertainty in the labour market produces short-lived strategies of adaptation. The methodological responsibility assigned to me allowed me in addition to fine-tune non conventional implements of attitude exposure. However, in further studies I expanded on the subjects of culture transmission from one generation to another.
3. Evaluation of Public Politics and Local Development
Concerns an area of study I dedicated myself to in the last few years, participating in national and international projects (in particular European projects concerning the Equal Community Initiative and genius interventions concerning more the labour market and professional training ( Asse D e E) ). In these areas I developed a methodological contemplation of monitory and participatory evaluation models, according to the perspective of Research Action and a publically negotiated decision, in view of governance. In addition, I was interested in the construction of analytics models for territorial diagnosis and strategic planning, studying the possibility of using the sources of process (administrative data not specifically collected for statistical analysis) in order to construct information data bases that allowed the monitoring of
4. The study of triangulation models using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Interests in the combined use of qualitative and quantitative methods in the view of triangulation as an object of study came about in my first research activities. In particular I was interested in the study of research designs that forecasted the development of a mixed method approach, concentrating on the problem of epistemological fallacy of the representation sampling models and the articulation of the concept of sufficient ability to generalise research results. Besides this, I developed a contemplation of methodological criteria in the applicability of different techniques -qualitative and quantitative- in the confines of applied research for which a combined approach was particularly adapted( for example the analysis of climate organisation, the analysis of local government mechanisms and the evaluation of public politics).
5. University System
More recently, participation into research teams towards Italian University system and related inequalities, take me to give attention to the universities’ system structures from a comparative point of view. I begun a study and research path that combines my previous topic of interest (inequalities, migration, local development) with interest in studying academic institutions both as agents of production of human capital and new knowledge and as local development promoters.

Recent publications

2001 Migrazioni ed integrazione sociale: un percorso a stadi Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) CAROCCI ROMA
2002 Essere mobili a Torino. La ricostruzione dei percorsi di mobilità di una coorte di torinesi attraverso dati censuari. Monografia o trattato scientifico Libreria Stampatori Torino Torino
2003 L'analisi dei fenomeni sociali attraverso meccanismi Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) Franco Angeli Milano
2006 IL FUTURO DEL PASSATO Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) STAMPATORI EDITORE TORINO
2006 Quale giustizia per le famiglie? Gli orientamenti della cultura giuridica in una società che cambia Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) Giuffrè Milano
2007 Razionalità locali. Sociologia dei giovani adulti torinesi Monografia o trattato scientifico EDIZIONI FONDAZIONE AGNELLI TORINO
2007 Strategie e carriere di giovani adulti in una società locale in trasformazione Contributo in Atti di convegno Marlin Editore Napoli
2009 INTRODUZIONE Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) FRANCO ANGELI EDITORE MILANO
2009 L'insegnamento della Metodologia nelle lauree professionalizzanti Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) Bonanno editore Roma
2009 Una Società Lenta. Mutamento e mobilità sociale in Provincia di Alessandria Monografia o trattato scientifico Franco Angeli Milano
2009 Val.i: prevenire le crisi aziendali attraverso la valorizzazione delle risorse umane Curatela Franco Angeli Milano
2010 Il quadrante Sud Est piemontese come nodo glocale: uno scenario 2015 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) Bruno Mondadori Editore Milano
2010 Gianluca Manzo, La spirale des inégalités. Choix scolaires en France et en Italie au XX siècle. Presse de l’Universitè Paris-Sorbonne, 2009, 335 pp. Recensione in rivista SOCIOLOGICA
2011 Gli spazi a Torino visti e vissuti dai giovani adulti Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) Rubbettino editore Catanzaro
2011 Il profilo dell’industria agro-alimentare tra tradizione ed innovazione Altro Cuneo
2012 Il problema dei divides nelle culture giovanili Contributo in Atti di convegno Fondazione Peano
2012 Il nuovo modello di scheda tecnica informatizzata. Compagnia di S. Paolo Altro Torino
2012 Immagini di un cambiamento statico. La scuola italiana con gli occhi dei neoassunti Altro Torino
2012 Crisi economica e diseguaglianze sociali. La situazione italiana nello scenario europeo Altro Cosenza
2012 La valutazione della sperimentazione VSQ per l’incentivazione dei docenti nella scuola pubblica Altro Torino
2012 Why Have You Crossed The Borders? Social and Economic Forces Shaping International Academic Mobility Altro Belgrado
2013 Straniero a chi? Curatela QUADERNI DI SOCIOLOGIA Torino
2013 Universities, innovation and regional economies in Italy Altro (298) Losanna
2013 Dieci anni di Seconde generazioni” in “Straniero a chi? Articolo in rivista QUADERNI DI SOCIOLOGIA
2013 Che cosa sta in mezzo. Le credenze delle persone di ceto medio rispetto all’equità distributiva in Italia Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) FRANCO ANGELI EDITORE Milano
2013 Attori pubblici e imprese nella governance delle filiere trans-territoriali: il caso dell’agroalimentare cuneese Articolo in rivista STATO E MERCATO
2014 The Internationalization of Research Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) Springer Verlag Dordrecht
2014 Il disagio delle classi medie in Italia tra diseguaglianze e malessere Articolo in rivista (262) SOCIOLOGIA ITALIANA
2014 Crossing the borders. Investigating social and economic forces shaping international academic mobility Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) Sense Publishers Rotterdam
2014 Global Challenges, Local Responses in Higher Education. The Contemporary Issues in National and Comparative Perspective. Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) Sense Publishers Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei
2015 The Internationalisation of the Academy: Convergence and Divergence across Disciplines Articolo in rivista EUROPEAN REVIEW
2015 Higher Education Professionals Facing Managerialism: A Quantitative International Comparison Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) Edward Elgar Publishing Cheltenham
2016 NOI E LE ALTRE Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio) LEDIZIONI MILANO
2016 Between sense and sensibility: Art and Society's Metamorphosis Curatela CAMBIO Firenze
2016 Cervelli in transito. Altri giovani che non dovremmo farci scappare. Monografia o trattato scientifico Carocci Roma
2016 Half a Century of Internal and International migration: Some Long-term Sociological Consequences. Articolo in rivista POLIS
2016 Crisi economica e disoccupazione giovanile: valutazione del consenso verso politiche di intervento pubblico. Altro Alessandria
2016 [Does Music Matter?] C02 Project: A New Possible Way to Educate the Emotions to Fight Social e Psychological Distress Conditions Abstract in rivista CAMBIO