Maurizio Ambrosini is professor of Sociology of Migration at the University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences, ISPI Scientific Advisor and chargé d’enseignement at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France). In his Department, he has furthered the creation of L.I.M.eS. (Laboratory in Immigration, Multiculturalism and Society). He is also the editor of the journal Mondi Migranti, first Italian journal in this field, and the scientific responsible of the "Centre Medì – Migrations in the Mediterranean", of Genoa and of the Italian Summer School of Sociology of Migrations. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies and of several Italian sociological journals and collections.
He was consultant of the Italian Parliament and member of the National Advisory Board for the Integration of Immigrants at the Ministry of Social Solidarity. Recently (July 2017), he has been appointed as a member of the National Council of Economy and Labour (CNEL).
His main interests cover immigrants’ labour market, irregular migrations, migration policies, refugees studies. He is the author of more than 200 books, articles, essays in these fields, published in different languages and on leading scientific journals. His handbook, "Sociologia delle migrazioni", is adopted as the textbook in many Italian universities. Another book, "Irregular Immigration and Invisible Welfare", has been published at Palgrave in 2013. In 2016 he edited the book "Europe: No Migrants land?" (ISPI)