Lorenza Antonucci

Lorenza Antonucci (she/they) is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology and Deputy Head of Research (Methodology) at the College of Social Sciences at University of Birmingham (UK). She was German Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (Harvard University) in 2022-2023 and remains affiliated with the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality & Inclusion. Their research is concerned with understanding how societies are changing and reacting to growing socioeconomic insecurity and inequality in Europe and globally. Antonucci is currently investigating platform work as a site of reconfiguration of insecurity and examining how socioeconomic insecurity reverberates into populist voting. Her interdisciplinary and comparative sociological work has been published in international journals (e.g. European Sociological Review, Current Sociology, Sociological Research Online, Journal of Youth Studies). Antonucci has a keen interest in theorizing insecurity alongside other key sociological concepts across cultural and economic sociology, such as social status, recognition and sociology of risk. Their next book, under advanced contract with Princeton University Press, offers an in-depth examination of the role of insecurity in the political sociology of populist voting.