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Antonella Ceccagno

Full Professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Academic discipline: SPS/10 Urban and Environmental Sociology

Short Bio

Based on long-term ethnographic research, my work builds upon the fields of critical migration studies, labor studies, and urban studies. My main research area is the role of migrants in processes of urban, regional, and industry restructuring and the emergence of new labor regimes. I have written extensively on the Chinese migrants in the Italian fashion industry.

I am also interested in anthropology of policies, and the intersection of law enforcement and city management, with a focus on selective law enforcement based on ethnicity.

The pandemic pushed me to also focus  on China’s new diaspora governance strategies and their effects on the diasporics in Europe.

New publications

* 2022 Digitized diaspora governance during the Covid-19 pandemic, Global Networks (with Mette Thunoe)

* 2022 The making of a skilled worker, Mobilities (with Ru Gao),

* 2022 Law enforcement along ethnic and entrepreneurial lines, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

* 2022 La Cina, WeChat, la competizione tra sistemi e i cinesi d'Italia, Sinosfere


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