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Alunni Lorenzo

Anthropologist, Postdoctoral research fellow, Ifris

Contact: lorenzo.alunni(at)gmail.com

 

Research

Migration management is one of the most complex issues contemporary Europe is currently facing. My research explores this theme through the perspective of the implementation of the right to healthcare for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Through an ethnographic approach in some crucial sites at European borders (before expanding my perspective to non-European contexts), I aim to contribute to the understanding of healthcare as a tool of border management.

Through the lens of healthcare implementation (the everyday medical interactions and routines, the relationship of governmental and non-governmental medical units, advocacy, mediation and informality, etc.), I inquire on healthcare politics at the border as a translation of the politics of life underlying the current forms of migration management and border control.

At the intersection of a political anthropology of body and health and of a multidisciplinary approach to contemporary migrations, my post-doctoral research builds on my previous work on the articulation of segregating policies and healthcare management in the “Roma camps” in Italy.

Recent publications (selection):

Obituaries Without Biographies. Death and Healthcare in Roma Camps in Rome. “AQ – Anthropological Quarterly”, vol. 90, n. 3, 2017, pp. 581-604 (cover feature).

Méfiance morale, suspicion politique. Santé publique et relations dans les camps roms de Rome. “Anthropologie & Santé”, n. 14, 2017.

Securitarian Healing. Roma Mobility and Healthcare in Roma. “Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness”, vol. 34, n. 2, 2015, pp. 139-149.

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