Javier P. Grossutti was born in Argentina and graduated in Political Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. He later moved to Italy where he obtained his PhD in Political and Economic Geography at the University of Trieste. His main fields of study include Italian and Friulian emigration, networks of ethnic entrepreneurship, return migration and problems connected to Italian and Friulian communities abroad, where he has conducted numerous surveys for the Universities of Trieste, Trento and Udine. He has carried out research in collaboration with the Universities of Columbia (New York, United States), Caen (France), Buenos Aires, Quilmes, Cuyo-Mendoza and Patagonia (Argentina) and Itajaí (Brazil). He has held courses on Italian emigration and return migration for the University of Udine and Trieste. In 2007 and 2008 he was invited as an Associate Research Scholar at The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University of New York. In 2014 he obtained a short-term fellowship from the Winterthur Museum (Winterthur, DE, U.S.). In the same year he was invited as Visiting Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology (SUT). Currently, he holds the position of Adjunct Research Fellow within the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at SUT.