Associate Professor (SPS/10) at the Department of Social Sciences of University of Naples Federico II where he leads Osservatorio LGBT and OUT (Osservatorio Universitario sul Turismo). His main research areas: gender, sexual identity, LGBT community, tourism, city. He has been a member of the AIS Studi di genere board since 2013. He is director of "Fuori Luogo. Rivista di Sociologia del territorio, turismo, tecnologia ".