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Alessandro Mazzola

Cultural and Political Sociologist, Université de Liège

Alessandro Mazzola is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) at the University of Liège, where he obtained his PhD in Political and Social Sciences. Alessandro conducted research on the cultural expression and participation of immigrant minorities (Australia and Europe), the function of cultural practices in contexts of ethnocultural and political conflict (Italy and Belgium), the public opinion and mobilizations concerning newcomers asylum seekers (Europe).
Alessandro published on themes including the relationship between popular culture and power in contemporary societies, the integration of minorities with a focus on migration and the refugee question, the political debate on populism, xenophobia and the extreme-right, the sociology of culture with a particular focus on music.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow , Guildhall School - City of London Corporation
  • 2017–2020
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Université de Liège / Université Libre de Bruxelles


  • 2017 
    Ph.D Social and Political Sciences, Université de Liège

Professional Memberships

  • Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), Université de Liège
  • Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migrations & Equality (GERME), Université Libre de Bruxelles