Andrea Bottalico was born in Caserta (Italy) in 1985. His field of research is on port labour issues and industrial relations in the European ports, with focus on the container shipping sector and the maritime-logistics chain. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies at the University of Milan. He is also editor of the magazine of social enquiries “Napoli Monitor” and “Lo Stato delle città”, collaborating with various magazines in Italy and France; he wrote the book “Il fuoco a mare, Ascesa e declino di una città-cantiere del sud-Italia”(Monitor, 2016) and several scientific publications. In 2016-17 he has been guest at the Department of Transport Economics, University of Antwerp (Belgium) for seven months, as PhD visiting student. In that period, he conducted the fieldwork and established relationships with the social partners involved in the port sector, both in Belgium and at European level (i.e. Sectoral Social Dialogue for ports). In particular, within his comparative study on port labour dynamics, he investigated the role of Labour Unions involved in the port business.
He is currently Postdoc at the University of Florence.