Publications

Dissertations

Books

Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities.
Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities.

Co-edited with Barbara Oomen and Martha Davis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Fighting Discrimination in Europe: The Case for a Race-Conscious Approach.
Fighting Discrimination in Europe: The Case for a Race-Conscious Approach.

Co-edited with Mathias Moschel and Costanza Hermanin. London, New York: Routledge, 2013.

Edited journal issues

Should and Does Race Count in Fighting Discrimination in Europe?
Should and Does Race Count in Fighting Discrimination in Europe?

Co-edited with Mathias Moschel and Costanza Hermanin. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(10), 2011. 

Articles

Introduction: How does race count in fighting discrimination in Europe?
Introduction: How does race count in fighting discrimination in Europe?

Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(10): 1751-1769, 2011.

Human rights and cities: the Barcelona Office for Non-Discrimination and its work for migrants.
Human rights and cities: the Barcelona Office for Non-Discrimination and its work for migrants.

The International Journal of Human Rights, 14(6): 894-912, 2010.

Shifting from Academic ‘Brain Drain’ to ‘Brain Gain’ in Europe..
Shifting from Academic ‘Brain Drain’ to ‘Brain Gain’ in Europe..

Co-authored with Matthieu Lietaert and Ramon Marimon, European Political Science, 9(1): 118-130, 2010.

Towards the 'Fifth Freedom': Increasing the Mobility of Researchers in the European Union.
Towards the 'Fifth Freedom': Increasing the Mobility of Researchers in the European Union.

Co-authored with Matthieu Lietaert and Ramon Marimon. Higher Education in Europe, 34(1):25-37, 2009.

Sexualities and the ECHR: Introducing the Universal Sexual Legal Subject.
Sexualities and the ECHR: Introducing the Universal Sexual Legal Subject.

European Journal of International Law, 14(5):1023-1044, 2003.

Chapters

Towards a Sociology of the Human Rights City - Focusing on Practice.
Towards a Sociology of the Human Rights City - Focusing on Practice.

In M. Davis, T.  Gammeltoft Hansen and E. Hanna (eds.)  Human Rights Cities and Regions: Swedish and International Perspectives, [Lund]: Raoul Wallenberg Institute, 2017, pp.11-21.

Towards a sociology of the human rights city: focusing on practice.
Towards a sociology of the human rights city: focusing on practice.

In B. Oomen, M. Davis and M. Grigolo (eds.) Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp.276-293.

Introduction: How does race ‘count’ in fighting racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe?.
Introduction: How does race ‘count’ in fighting racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe?.

Co-authored with Costanza Hermanin and Mathias Moschel. In M. Moschel, C. Hermanin and M. Grigolo (eds) Fighting Discrimination in Europe: The Case for a Race-Conscious Approach, London, New York: Routledge, 2013.

Conclusion. Rethinking the fight against discrimination: the case for a race-conscious approach.
Conclusion. Rethinking the fight against discrimination: the case for a race-conscious approach.

Co-authored with Costanza Hermanin and Mathias Moschel. In M. Moschel, C. Hermanin and M. Grigolo (eds) Fighting Discrimination in Europe: The Case for a Race-Conscious Approach, London, New York: Routledge, 134-145, 2013.

Incorporating cities in the EU anti-discrimination policy: between race and migrant rights.
Incorporating cities in the EU anti-discrimination policy: between race and migrant rights.

In M. Moschel, C. Hermanin and M. Grigolo (eds) Fighting Discrimination in Europe: The Case for a Race-Conscious Approach, London, New York: Routledge, 2013.

Human rights and cities: the Barcelona Office for Non-Discrimination and its work for migrants.
Human rights and cities: the Barcelona Office for Non-Discrimination and its work for migrants.

in P. Hynes, M. Lamb, D. Short and M. Waites (eds.) Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements. London, New York: Routledge, 2011.

Working papers

Conference papers

The human rights to religious freedom: reflections from the city.

Conference of the Italian Society of Political Science, Florence, 12-14 September 2013. 

The ‘human rights city’: A concept and agenda for a sociology of human rights..

ISA/RCSL Congress Sociology of Law and Political Action, Toulouse, 3-6 September 2013.

Mobilising, negotiating and institutionalising LGBT rights: anti-discrimination policy in New York and Barcelona.

British Sociological Association Annual Conference “Engaging Sociology”, London, 3-5 April 2013.

Mobilising, negotiating and institutionalising LGBT rights: anti-discrimination policy in New York and Barcelona.

3rd European Conference on Gender and Politics, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, 21-23 March 2013.

Fighting discrimination in Europe: The case for a race-conscious approach.

III Congress in Political Philosophy and Theory on “Democracy, Human Rights and Global Justice”, University of Minho, Braga, 6-7 November 2012.

The paper is co-authored with Costanza Hermanin and Mathias Möschel.

Accommodating the right to religious freedom: reflections from the city.

9thIMISCOE conference “Mobility as the New Paradigmatic Perspective in the Social Sciences?”, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Amsterdam, 28-29 August 2012

Expanding citizenship? A critical evaluation of city human rights discourses and practices.

Paper presented at the international conference Challenging Citizenship, Coimbra, 3-5 June 2011.

Human rights and religion: local practices and tensions.

Paper presented at the BSA Annual Conference 2011 '60 Years of Sociology', LSE, London, 06-08 April 2011.

Human rights and religious communities: the work of the Office of Religious Affairs of Barcelona.

Paper presented at BSA Annual Conference 2010 'Inequalities and Social Justice', Caledonian University of Glasgow, 09 April 2010.

Supporting migrants’ human rights: the work of the Office for Non Discrimination in Barcelona.

Paper presented at Workshop on Sociology of Law organised by the Sociology of Rights study group of the British Sociological Association (BSA), Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, 30 October 2009.

The CEDAW ordinance of San Francisco: mainstreaming, translating and implementing women’s human rights at the city level..

Presented at the Cortona Colloquium 2008 – Gender and Citizenship: New and Old Dilemmas, Between Equality and Difference, Cortona, Italy, 7-9 November 2008.

’Law support’ for immigrants in Barcelona: the work of the City Department for Civil Rights.

Presented at the conference The Local Relevance of Human Rights, Antwerp, October 16-18, 2008.

Human rights and anti-discrimination policies at the city level: the case of race and ethnicity.

Presented at the workshop “Should and does race or ethnic origin ‘count’ in fighting discrimination?” at the European University Institute, June, 11-12, 2008.

Human Rights, Immigration, and Barcelona: Redefining and Substantiating Citizenship.

Presented at the CINEFOGO conference European Citizenship, Roskilde, Denmark, June 1-3, 2007.

LGBT Human Rights and the City: Anti-Discrimination Laws and Policies in New York and Barcelona.

Presented at the 11th Metropolis Conference Paths and Crossroads: Moving People, Changing Places, Lisbon, October, 2-6, 2006.

US and European Attitudes to Adoption Rights for Lesbians and Gay Men: Some Reflections on Fretté v France..

Presented at the conference Marriage, Partnership and Parenting in the 21st Century, Turin, Italy, June, 5-8, 2002.

The human rights to religious freedom: reflections from the city.

Conference of the Italian Society of Political Science, Florence. 

Conference reports

Openness and Competition in European Research Funding: Grants for International Researchers.

Report on the Fourth Max Weber Programme - Academic Careers Observatory Conference, co-authored with Ramon Marimon and Igor Guardiancich (2009). 

University Autonomy and the Globalization of Academic Careers.

Report on the Third Max Weber Programme - Academic Careers Observatory Conference, co-authored with Ramon Marimon and Matthieu Lietaert (2008).

Academic Careers in the Social Sciences and Humanities: National Comparisons and Opportunities.

Report on the Second Max Weber Programme - Academic Careers Observatory Conference, co-authored with Ramon Marimon and Arnout Mertens (2007).

Research and policy papers

Fostering development by supporting migrants’ entrepreneurial skills: the Rétale microcredit programme of Savings Bank Catalonia..
Fostering development by supporting migrants’ entrepreneurial skills: the Rétale microcredit programme of Savings Bank Catalonia..

Study prepared for the Inclusive Cities Observatory of United Cities and Local Governments.

Building the city of rights: the human rights policy of Barcelona.
Building the city of rights: the human rights policy of Barcelona.

Study prepared for the Inclusive Cities Observatory of United Cities and Local Governments.

Implementing the UN convention on the rights of women in San Francisco.
Implementing the UN convention on the rights of women in San Francisco.

Study prepared for the Inclusive Cities Observatory of United Cities and Local Governments.

Promoting equality and fighting racism in London.
Promoting equality and fighting racism in London.

Study prepared for the Inclusive Cities Observatory of United Cities and Local Governments (based on the study originally written by Yasar Adanali).

Max Weber Programme 3-Year Self-Evaluation Report 2006-2009.

Max Weber Programme of the European University Institute, co-authored with Ramon Marimon and Karin Tilmans (2009).

Mainstreaming Human Rights in EU External Relations.

European Inter-University Centre on Human Rights and Democratisation. Study commissioned by the European Parliament, various authors (2009).

Towards an Open and Competitive European Area for Research and Careers: Some basic findings from the Max Weber Programme Academic Careers Observatory.

Academic Careers Observatory of the Max Weber Programme, European University Institute, co-authored with Matthieu Lietaert and Ramon Marimon (2008).

Encyclopedia articles

Italia.
Italia.

Dicionário das Crises e das Alternativas. Coimbra: Almedina, 2012.

Italy.
Italy.

Co-authored with Frederic Jorgens, in Chuck Stewart (ed.), The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT issues worldwide, Westport: Greenwood Press, pp. 251-268, 2009.