Pierluca Birindelli earned his Laurea in Sociology, his M.A. in
Communication and Cultural Studies and his Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture at the
University of Florence. He has been a Ph.D. Visiting Fellow at the University
of Texas at Austin.
He is Docent in Sociology at the University of Helsinki (International Research Master in Social Sciences) and teaches Cultural Sociology and Cross Cultural Communication at Gonzaga University in Florence.
Birindelli has published in Italian two books on the passage from youth to adulthood (Clicca su te stesso 2006; I giovani italiani tra famiglia e scuola 2010), and a monograph about self-identity in late modernity (Sé: Concetti e pratiche 2008) as well as a number of articles addressing the themes of individual and collective identity.
In English, he is the author of the book: The Passage from Youth to Adulthood: Narrative and Cultural Thresholds. Lenham, MA: University Press of America (Rowman & Littlefield Group) 2014.
Professor Birindelli adopts a multidisciplinary approach (Cultural Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Social Psychology, Communication Studies, Biographical and Narrative approach) and his research interests focus on the following themes: Individual and Collective Identities; European Socio-Cultural Integration; Social, Cultural, Symbolic and Economic Capital; Education in Comparative Perspective; Cultural Globalization and Cosmopolitanism; Media, Self and Society; Values and Self-Identity; the passage from Youth to Adulthood; Human Development in a Comparative Perspective (American, Northern European and Mediterranean Cultural Heritage).
Check the personal blog: http://pierluca-birindelli.blogspot.com/