Paola Rebughini is researcher and professor in the Department of Social and Political Studies at the University of Milan. She has published articles and books on friendship, on subjectivation and identification, on the theory of violence and collective action. Her recent publications in English include: (2009) 'Different but not stranger. Everyday collective identifications among adolescent children of immigrants in Italy' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (with E. Colombo, L. Leonini) (35) 1: 37-59. Address: Dipartimento di Studi Sociali e Politici, Via Conservatorio 7, 20129 Milano.