Pierpaolo Mudu is a geographer collaborating with the Urban Studies and Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences faculties at the University of Washington Tacoma. He has previously worked in different Universities in the UK (Oxford and Reading) and Italy (Rome), and has been visiting in France (EHESS in Paris and Universite' de Marseille), in South Korea (Sungshin Women University in Seoul), and USA (University of Washington). His interests are mainly in urban and population geography. The main focus of his research is on the development of contemporary Rome as related to social movements and migrations and the transformation of public space. His has written several books and published in several journals including ACME, Antipode, GeoJournal and Urban Geography.