Mike is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has a BA in Politics from the University of Nottingham and a Ph.D from the University of Manchester, and has published in numerous scholarly journals and edited volumes. His books include No Heavenly Delusion? (Liverpool University Press, 2003) and The Thought of Sorbonne Professor Michel Maffesoli (Mellen, 2010).
Fabio is a sociologist at the Centre d’Études sur l’Actuel et le Quotidien at the Sorbonne, where he directs the Groupe de Recherche sur l’Image en Sociologie. He teaches Communication & Sociology of Cultural Process at the University of Evry Val d’Essone and is publishing coordinator of the journals Sociétés and Les Cahiers Européens de l’Imaginaire. He is the author of Regards et Visions: Climatologie de la Ville Postmoderne (CNRS 2013).
Vincenzo is Associate Professor at the University Paul Valéry, Montpellier, researcher at the Centre d’Études sur l’Actuel et le Quotidien at the Sorbonne, Paris, McLuhan Fellow at the University of Toronto and Director of Les Cahiers européens de l’imaginaire. His books include Joie Tragique (Milan 2010; Paris 2011), Transpolitica (Milan 2008) and A l’ombre de Berlusconi (Milan 2004; Paris 2006).
Bénédicte is a researcher for Women Working Worldwide and an Associate Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has an MA in Politics from L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Lyon and a Ph.D in Sociology from MMU. Her research interests include the transformation of personal life and relationships in the context of migration, and the exploration of the dynamics between gender and globalisation.
Sébastien is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has a PhD in sociology and an MA in anthropology. His research centres on nightlife, tourism, prostitution and substance use.
James Horrox is a writer, researcher, editor, lecturer and occasional translator based in the north of England. He holds a BA and Ph.D in Politics and teaches social science at the Open University in Yorkshire.