Andrea M. Maccarini (email@example.com) is professor of Sociology in the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, University of Padova (Italy), where he teaches Sociology of Education and Social Policy. He is chair of the Italian Sociological Association (AIS) section of Education, and serves as Italian representative at the governing board of OECD-Ceri (Center for Educational Reform and Innovation). He is a collaborator of the Center for Social Ontology directed by Margaret S. Archer (University of Warwick), and a board member of the International Association for Critical Realism (IACR).
His main research interests lie in social theory, cultural change, and the sociology of education, concerning both education policy and socialization processes. He is author of several books and articles, among which M.S. Archer, A. Maccarini (Eds.), Engaging with the World. Agency, Institutions, Historical Formations, Routledge, London and New York, 2013; A. Maccarini, E. Morandi, R. Prandini (Eds.), Sociological Realism, Routledge, London and New York, 2011.