(PhD. EHESS – Paris) - Full Professor in Sociology of Cultural and Communicative processes; he teaches Sociology of Education, University of Cagliari (Italy). He is the Director of the CIRD (Inter-departmental Center for Educational Research – University of Cagliari and Sassari). He is foreign member of CESSP - Centre Européen de Sociologie et de Science Politique (Paris). He is member of the editorial board of the journals “Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia” and “Scuola Democratica”. He is faculty member of the Doctoral School in Applied Social Sciences, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He coordinates the Education section of the Italian Sociological Association (AIS). His main areas of research are social inequalities, education, educational systems, educational policies, cultural innovation, institutional change, teacher training and professionalism, guidance and orientation, Higher Education Studies.