Gambetta, Diego

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GAMBETTA, Diego. Italian/British, b. 1952. Genres: Criminology/True Crime, Sociology. Career: University of Turin, Italy, Institute of Sociology, researcher, 1976-77; Regional Administration of the Piemonte, Italy, research officer, 1978-79, 1982-84; Cambridge University, England, junior research fellow of King's College, 1984-88, senior research fellow, 1988-91; Oxford University, England, lecturer, 1991-93, reader in sociology, 1993-95, fellow of St. Anne's College, 1991-, university reader in sociology, 1995-, fellow of All Souls College, 1995-2003, professor of sociology in recognition of distinction, 2002, official fellow of Nuffield College, 2003-. Lecturer at colleges and universities around the world; University of Chicago, visiting professor, 1994-95; Columbia University, NYC, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, inaugural fellow, 1996-97; Stanford University, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, fellow, 1998; British Academy, fellow, 2000, research reader, 2000-02. Publications: Were They Pushed or Did They Jump?, 1987; (ed. and contrib.) Trust: Making and Breaking Cooperative Relations, 1988; La mafia siciliana, 1992, trans. as The Sicilian Mafia, 1993; Crimes and Signs: Cracking the Codes of the Underworld, 2004. IN ITALIAN: (with L. Ricolfi) Il compromesso difficile, 1978; (with U. Colombino and F. Rondi) L'offerta di lavoro giovanile in Piemonte, 1980; (with S. Warner) La retorica della riforma, 1994; La Statua (screenplay). Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles, stories, and reviews to periodicals. Address: Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF, England.