Sociologue, Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée, directeur scientifique master "Governing the Large Metropolis", Sciences Po – USPC

Tommaso Vitale est chercheur au Centre d’etudes Européennes et de politique comparée, Associate Professor de Sociologie à Sciences Po, et directeur scientifique du master Governing the Large Metropolis à l’École Urbaine.

Ses thèmes de recherche principaux s'inscrivent dans les champs de la sociologie urbaine et de la sociologie politique.

Il a publié des ouvrages et des articles sur les conflits et les changements urbains, sur la ségrégation spatiale, sur la planification des services sociaux, ainsi que sur les élites et la gouvernance locale de la restructuration industrielle. Il est co-directeur de la revue à comité de lecture et peer review PArtecipazione e COnflitto. The Open Journal of Sociopolitical Studies.Il a été chercheur invité au Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis (Bloomington, Indiana University) où il est membre associé. Il co-dirige la recherche comparative ANR MargIn (avec O. Legros ; C. Bergeon) et il membre du réseau de recherche Urba Rom.

Tommaso Vitale (Ph.D in Sociology, 2003, MA in Political Science, University of Milan) is a Researcher at the Centre d’etudes Européennes et de politique comparée, Associate Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po (Paris, France) where he is the scientific director of the Master "Governing the Large Metropolis", researcher at Centre d'études européennes, member of the LIEPP and of the research program "Governing the Large Metropolis" and of the research program "Cities are back in town".

The topics of his researches are:

Tensions between endogenous and exogenous mechanisms of urban change;
Structural contexts of opportunities;
Mechanisms of racism diffusion and legitimation.
He has co-founded the International Research Network UrbaRom.
His previous researches were in the fields of Comparative Political Sociology (on participation, associations, civil society, civism) and Comparative Urban Sociology, and he has published books and articles on conflicts and urban change, on spatial segregation, on social service planning, and on élite and local governance of industrial restructuring. His papers can be downloaded on Spire.

He is co-editor of of the peer review Journal PArtecipazione e COnflitto. The Open Journal of Sociopolitical Studies. He has been visiting professor at the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis (Bloomington, Indiana University). He coordinates the comparative ANR research MargIn (with O. Legros ; C. Bergeon).

Experience

  • 2010–present
    Associate professor, Sciences Po, CEE, Urban School
  • –present
    Chercheur, Sciences Po – USPC

Honours

Certificate of Achievement awarded for Advanced Study in Comparative Institutional Analysis and Design at the Indiana University, USA, Eleneor and Vincent Ostrom Workshop