Luigi Pellizzoni



Luigi Pellizzoni is full professor at the University of Pisa, where he teaches Sociology of the environment and territory and Political ecology. He is the coordinator of the research group and community of discussion “Politics Ontologies Ecologies” ( and member of the scientific committee of the conferences of Italian environmental sociology, which he inaugurated in 1996 with Giorgio Osti. His research interests intersect three main themes: a) risk, uncertainty, environmental change and sustainability; b) social and ecological impacts of scientific advancement and technological innovation; c) conflict, participation and the transformation of governance. These problems are explored both empirically and in their implications for social and political theory. He has a long experience as program and research unit coordinator in national (including PRIN) and international projects (including FP IV, V, VI, VII and Interreg, European Commission). He is member of the editorial board of various journals (Environmental Sociology, Science as Culture, European Societies, Sociologica, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia) ed è stato condirettore di Sociologica (2011-2013). He was member of the board of the RC24 “Environment and Society” Research Committee of the International Sociological Association (2002-2006) and, for two terms (2011-2013 and 2013-2015), of the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association. He authored about 140 scientific works. Articles have been published in the main Italian sociological journals and in international journals such as Theory Culture & Society, British Journal of Sociology, European Journal of Social Theory, Journal of Classical Sociology, Public Understanding of Science, Environmental Politics, Environmental Values, Environmental Sociology. Latest book is Ontological Politics in a Disposable World: The New Mastery of Nature (Routledge, 2016).



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