Michele Grigolo is Lecturer in Sociology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK. He holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) and the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation. Before moving to Nottingham, he was postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. His research interests lie in human rights, equality and non-discrimination and their relation with cities, especially around issues of race, migration, religion, gender and sexuality. His publications include a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as well as book chapters. He co-edited the October 2011 special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies 'Shoud and Does Race "Count" in Fighting Discrimination in Europe?'. He is co-editor of the book Fighting Discrimination in Europe: The Case for a Case-Conscious Approach (Routledge 2013). Forthcoming publications include two books on human rights cities: a multi-disciplinary volume from Cambridge scheduled for 2016 co-edited with Barbara Oomen and Martha Davis and a solo-authored monograph on the human rights city as human rights practice. Michele Grigolo has taught modules on a variety of topics at both undergraduate and graduate level. At NTU he teaches the introductory module Social Structure and Social Life. Michele Grigolo has worked as consultant for several projects, including the Inclusive Cities Observatory of United Cities and Local Governments as well as the EU Fundamental Rights Agency toolkit on the joined-up governance of human rights.
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School of Social Sciences