Andrea Mubi Brighenti is aggregate professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy. Research topics focus on space, power and society. He has published The Ambiguous Multiplicities: Materials, episteme and politics of some cluttered social formations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Territori migranti [Migrant Territories. Space and Control of Global Mobility] (ombre corte, 2009). Has edited Urban Interstices. The Aesthetics and Politics of Spatial In-betweens(Ashgate, 2013), Uma Cidade de Imagens (Mundos Sociais, 2012 – with Ricardo Campos and Luciano Spinelli), and The Wall and the City (professionaldreamers, 2009). Urban Walls. Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Surfaces (Routledge, 2018, co-edited with Mattias Kärrholm).
Besides various contributions to edited volumes, his articles have appeared in several Italian, French and international peer-reviewed journals, including Theory, Culture & Society, Critical Inquiry, Space and Culture, Urban Studies, Surveillance and Society, The Journal of Classical Sociology, European Journal of Social Theory, Thesis Eleven, International Journal of Law in Context, Critical Sociology, Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, Quaderni di Sociologia, Current Sociology, Polis, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, Scienza & Politica, Sociologia del diritto, Sortuz, The Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne de Droit et Société, Law and Critique. He is the founder and editor of the independent online web journal lo Squaderno ( and has launched the publishing project professionaldreamers.