Carmen Leccardi (Principal Investigator) is Professor of Sociology of Culture at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Since 2010 she has been Director of the PhD program in Applied Sociology and Methodology of Social Research. She was Vice Rector for equal opportunities (2012-2013) and she is currently Director of the ‘Gender Cultures’ Inter-university Research Centre. She is currently Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne. Co-editor of the Sage journal Time & Society, for which she is now a consulting editor, she is a member of the advisory boards of several international social science journals. From 2013 to 2015 she was President of the European Sociological Association. Her field is the study of processes of cultural change, with a specific focus on time and temporality, youth, gender and generational differences. In her research work she prioritises qualitative approaches, in particular, hermeneutic methods.

Monia Anzivino is research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milan-Bicocca, and she teaches Quantitative methods for social research at the University of Pavia. Her main research interests are related to educational inequalities, gender differences in the academic context, the relationship between science and society, the political culture and the political participation of young people.

IlenyaCamozzi is Associate Professor in Sociology of Culture at the Department of Sociology and Social Research (University of Milan-Bicocca), where she teaches Intercultural relations and Cultural and communicative Processes. She coordinates the Research Network ‘Everyday Life’ of the Italian Sociological Association. Her research interests include: multicultural societies and everyday multiculturalism, second generations, migrants’ political participation and associations, youth cultures, transition to adulthood in mobile regimes.

Maria Grazia Gambardella is research fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Milano-Bicocca. Her field of research is youth condition and political participation. Using qualitative methods of analysis, she has published papers on several aspects of the youth condition, including: social movements, political participation and public sphere, youth cultural models and identity transformations. She is a member of the research centre, Youth, Cultures and Social Innovation, a group of social scientists at the Department of Sociology with a proven, longstanding experience of research with and about young people.

Sveva Magaraggia is Associate Professor of Sociology of Culture at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milan-Bicocca. She is currently the national expert on Gender Based Violence for EIGE – European Institute for Gender Equality, and her research interests vary from the sociology of families, to transition to adulthood, gender, gender based violence and contemporary feminist movements