Enzo Mingione is Professor of Sociology at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He was Dean of the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Milano Bicocca from 2004 to 2010 after having taught at the Universities of Messina and Padua. He figures among the founder editors of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and is also President of the Fondazione Bignaschi in Milano (Foundation for the assistance and study of the aged).
As a member of the European Team, Enzo conducted a research project in 1989 on “Underground Economy and Irregular Forms of Employment”. Later, from 1996 to 1998, he coordinated the Italian part of the EU Project “Evaluation of Social Policies against Social Exclusion at the Local Urban Level” (ESOPO). From 2002-2006, he was a member of the Supiot Commission on the future of work and Coordinator of the EU Research Training Network “Urban Europe Between Identity and Change” (URBEUROPE). Today, he coordinates the SUM (Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Firenze) Bicocca Doctorate in Sociology and is the President of Doctorate School SCISS (Studi Comparativi e Internazionali in Scienze Sociali).
His main publications include Social Conflict and the City (1981), Beyond Employment, together with Nanneke Redclift (eds) (1985), Fragmented Societies (1991), Urban poverty and the Underclass (Ed) (1996), Sociologia della Vita Economica (1998), Il Lavoro, together with Enrico Pugliese (2010). His main fields of interest are poverty, social exclusion, informal sector, unemployment, economic and urban sociology.