Renzo Guolo is professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Padua. His research interest lies in the integration and conflicts withing multicultural societies, sociology of islam and examination of Islamic communities in Italy and Europe. He writes regularly for leading journals like Il Mulino, Limes and Religioni e Società. He has published several books including Identità e paura: gli italiani e gli immigrati, Forum, 2010; Potere e responsabilità. Obama, L’islam e la comunità internazionale. Guerini, 2009( con A. Caffarena), Generazione del fronte, Guerini, 2008; La via dell’Imam (Laterza, 2007). He is also a regular commentator of one of Italy’s leading newspapers, La Repubblica.