Faculty & Staff

Cinzia Solari, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617-287-6257
  • Fax: 617-287-6288
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 4th floor, room 24A

Areas of Expertise

Gender and migration; transnationalism and nation-building; work and globalization; post-Soviet transformation; social theory; global ethnography


PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

View Professor Solari's Curriculum Vitae

Go to Professor Solari's website

Follow Professor Solari on Twitter: @orangesociology

Current Research

I am a sociologist of gender, migration, and globalization committed to the study of power, culture, and inequality. My current book project, Exile and Exodus: Gender, Migration, and Ukrainian Nation-state Building, is anchored in a global ethnography of Ukrainian migration to Europe and the United States with a focus on immigrant incorporation, post-Soviet production of neoliberalism, and transnational nation-state building. I am also engaged in two new projects. The first explores how Brazilian and Somali university students act a “cultural brokers,” linking their urban communities to university-based cultural and material resources. The second project involves a large research team as well as community partners and investigates the sex trade and trafficking in Boston.