Andrea completed a doctorate in Sociology in 2008. Since 2009 he has been a research fellow at the University of Piemonte Orientale where he teaches Sociology of the Media. He has published two books and various articles on themes such as the photojournalistic production, visual representations of immigration on Italian weeklies and the journalistic discourse on Islam. In the last years he has collaborated with the European Forum of Research on Immigration (Forum Europeo di Ricerche sull'Immigrazione (FIERI), which has its headquarters in Turin, where he curated the photography exhibition 'Facce da straniero. 30 anni di fotografia e giornalismo sull’immigrazione in Italia' in 2010 ('Foreign Faces. 30 years of Photography and Journalism on Immigration in Italy').