Social scientist based in Milan, Italy. Mainly interested in:
i) the link between economic exchange, solidarity, and conflict
ii) peer-review evaluation in science
iii) integrating Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) to Social Network Analysis (SNA)
Member of the editorial board of Sociologica - International Journal for Sociological Debate.
email: federico DOT bianchi1 AT unimi DOT it
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
From Roma autochthonous homophily to socialization and community building in the Parisian metropolitan region shantytowns. (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, with G. Cousin and T. Vitale)
Solidarity in collaboration networks when everyone competes for the strongest partner: A stochastic actor-based simulation model (The Journal of Mathematical Sociology, with A. Flache & F. Squazzoni)
The latest issue of Sociologica is out! Open access articles on "Sociology after Covid-19" by Elena Esposito, Gil Eyal, Gianluca Manzo, Vincenzo Romania, and David Stark + a review essay by me on solidarity and economic exchange + other great peer-reviewed essays.
2020 Sunbelt Conference goes virtual (13-17 July)! Our session on "Bridging Micro and Macro through Social Network Analysis and Agent-Based Computational Simulations" (co-chaired with Andreas Flache, Gianluca Manzo, and Károly Takács) is still on. Here's the schedule.
2020 IC2S2 Conference goes online! 17-20 July 2020. Here's the conference website.
Social Simulation Conference 2020 goes virtual and becomes Social Simulation Week (14-18 September 2020) to cope with Covid-19 restrictions. See here for more information. Stay tuned for a virtual event on ABM and SNA. #SSW2020.
STI 2020 Conference has been postponed to September 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. See website for more information.
Here's the 2019 syllabus of my 'Introduction to Research' course for Ph.D. students of the University of Brescia (Italy).