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Dr Davide Pero

BA (Sussex), MA (Sussex), DPhil (Sussex)
Lecturer in Human Resource Management/Employment Relations

Division: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467763
Location: C42 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Davide Pero is Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. He joined the School in 2014. Previously he was Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy (University of Nottingham) and Research Fellow in the ESRC Centre on Migration Policy and Society (University of Oxford). He has published widely on various aspects of migrant workers' incorporation. He has extensive teaching experience in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism and qualitative research methods at UG and PG level and has supervised 5 PhD Students to completion.

Research Interests
Migrant workers and employment relations; migrant workers and labour and community organising; migrants' practices of citizenship; diversity and multiculturalism; trade unions and social movements; intersectional and workplace politics; ethnographic and action-research methodologies.

Administrative Roles
Research Ethics Officer
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Employment Relations (N14B86)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Gabriella Cioce
Joe Kearsey
Suzanne Couloigner

Publications prior to 2005

Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Pero, D. (2000), "Multiculturalismo, politica dell'identitÓ e la sinistra italiana. Un contributo dall'antropologia politica", Pluriverso, Vol.3, pp. 61-74.

Pero, D. (1999), "Next to the Dog Pound. Institutional Discourses and Practices About Rom Refugees in Left-wing Bologna", Modern Italy, Vol.4 (2), pp. 207-224.

Pero, D. (1996), "Political Anthropology of Italy in Action", Anthropology in Action, Vol.3 (3), pp. 36-38.

Chapters in Books

Pero, D. (2002), "Inclusionary Rhetoric/Exclusionary Practices: an ethnographic critique of the Identity Politics of the Italian Left in the context of migration", in King R (ed) The Mediterranean Passage: Migration and New Cultural Encounters in Southern Europe, pp. 13-185, Liverpool: LUP.

Pero, D. (2002), "The Left and the political participation of immigrants in Italy. The case of Bologna", in Grillo, R. and Pratt, J (ed) The politics of recognising difference. Multiculturalism Italian Style., pp. 95-113, Aldershot: Ashgate.

Pero, D. (1997), "Immigrants and Politics in Left-wing Bologna: Results from Participatory Action Research", in King, R. and Black, R (ed) Southern Europe and the New Immigrations, pp. 158-181, Brighton: Sussex Academic Press.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Zontini, E.; Per˛, D. (2019), "EU Children in Brexit Britain: Re-negotiating Belonging in Nationalist Times", International Migration, Vol.Online.

Alberti, G; Pero, D, (2018), "Migrating Industrial Relations: Migrant Workers' Initiative Withing and Outside Trade Unions", British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.56 (4), pp. 693-715.

Pero, D. (2014), "Class Politics and Migrants: Collective Action among New Migrant Workers in Britain", Sociology, Vol.48 (6), pp. 117, DOI:10.1177/0038038514523519.

Pero, D. (2013), "Migrants, Cohesion and the Cultural Politics of the State: Critical Perspectives on the Management of Diversity", Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies, Vol.39 (8), pp. 1241-1259.

Pero, D.; Solomos, J. (2010), "Migrants' Politics and Mobilization: Exclusion, Engagements, Incorporation", Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol.33 (1), pp. 1-18.

Pero, D. (2008), "Political Engagements of Latin Americans in the UK. Issues, Strategies and the Public Debate", European Journal of Anthropology, Vol.51, pp. 73-90.

Pero, D. (2008), "Migrants and the Politics of Governance. The Case of Barcelona", Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, Vol.15 (3), pp. 271-286.

Pero, D. (2005), "La izquierda europea frente a las nuevas inmigraciones. Perspectivas etnograficas sobre el caso Italiano", Documents d'Analisis Geografica, Vol.45, PP. 71-90.

Pero, D. (2005), "Engaging Power: Recent Approaches to the Study of Political Engagements", Social Anthropology, Vol.13 (3), PP. 331-338.

Pero, D. (2005), "Left-wing Politics, Civil Society and Immigration in Italy. The Case of Bologna", Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol.28 (5), pp. 832-858.

Pero, D. (2005), "Inclusion without Recognition. The Socialist Left and Immigrants in 1970s Italy", Focaal – European Journal of Anthropology, Vol.45, pp. 112-126.


Pero, D.; Solomos, J. (2011), ed Migrants Politics and Mobilisation, Routledge.

Pero, D.; Wright, S.; Shore, C. (2011), ed Policy Worlds. Anthropology and Contemporary Power, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books : European Association of Social Anthropologists Series.

Chapters in Books

Pero, D. (2014), "Recognising Migrants' Practices of Citizenship and their Impact", in B. Anderson and M. Keith (ed) Migration: A COMPAS Anthology, COMPAS, University of Oxford: Oxford..

Pero, D. (2011), "Policy Change from Below. Recognising Migrants' Political Agency among Latin Americans in London", in C. McIlwaine (ed) Cross-Border Migration among Latin Americans: European Perspectives and Beyond, pp. 119-137, New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Pero, D. (2011), "Subjects of Policy: Construction and Contestation. Introduction to Part 3", in C. Shore, S. Wright and D. Per˛ D (ed) Policy Worlds. Anthropology and Contemporary Power., pp. 222-226, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Pero, D. (2011), "Migrants Practices of Citizenship and Policy Change", in C. Shore, S. Wright and D. Per˛ D. (ed) Policy Worlds. Anthropology and Contemporary Power, pp. 244-263, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Pero, D. (2010), "Political Engagements of Latin Americans in the UK. Issues, Strategies and the Public Debate", in W Lem and P. Gardiner Barber (ed) Class, Contention and a World in Motion., pp. 81-104.

Pero, D. (2009), "Las Movilizaciones Politicas de los Latinoamericanos en Londres", in A. Escriva' A Bermudez and N Moraes (ed) Migracion y Participacion Politica, pp. 155-182, Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Centificas.

Pero, D. (2008), "Migrants' Mobilizations and Anthropology. Reflections from the Experience of Latin Americans in the UK", in D. Reed-Danahay and C. Brettell (ed) Citizenship, Political Engagement and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United States, pp. 103-123, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Pero, D. (2006), "The European Left and the new immigrations. The case of Italy", in Stacul J. et al (ed) Crossing European Boundaries: Beyond Conventional Geographical Categories, pp. 64-80, New York and Oxford: Berghahan Books.

Pero, D. (2006), "La sinistra e la partecipazione politica degli immigrati in Italia: il caso del Forum di Bologna", in Grillo R. and Pratt J (ed) Le politiche del riconoscimento delle differenze, pp. 145-166, Multiculturalismo all'italiana. Rimini: Guaraldi Universitaria.

Pero, D. (2006), "The 'Comedy' of Participation: Immigrant Consultation in Southern European Cities", in Baub÷ck R (ed) Migration and Citizenship: Legal Status, Rights and Political Participation, Amsterdam University Press.

Pero, D. (2005), "The Left and the construction of immigrantsin 1970s Italy'", in Bull, A. and Giorgio, A. (ed) Speaking Out and Silencing: Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s., Leeds: Maney-Northern Universities Press..

Pero, D. (2005), "Gobernanza en contextos multi-etnicos. El caso de Barcelona", in M Nash, R Tell˛ and N Benach (ed) Inmigracion, genero y espacios urbanos: los retos de la diversidad, pp. 141-155, Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra.



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