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Aurora Donzelli

Associate Professor

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-DEA/01 Demology, Ethnology and Anthropology

Short Bio

I am a linguistic and cultural anthropologist with an expertise in Southeast Asia and a strong interest in the intersection between language and neoliberalism.


My most recent publications include: Methods of Desire: Language, Morality, and Affect in Neoliberal Indonesia (University of Hawaii Press 2019); One or Two Words: Language and Politics in the Toraja of Indonesia (NUS Press 2020); “The Act of Reading Aloud” (Discourse and Society 2020);“The Tiny Hand of Donald Trump” (Signs and Society 2019); “Milano, a place to be: Expo 2015 and the chronotopic rebranding of Italy’s moral capital” (in Routledge 2020).


Prior to joining the Department of History, Cultures, and Civilizations, I have held research and teaching appointments in a range of academic contexts in Europe and the US, including Sarah Lawrence College, in New York, the University of Milano-Bicocca, the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) and Institute of Theoretical and Computational Linguistics (ILTEC), in Lisbon.

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+39 051 20 9 9409

Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà
Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, Bologna - Go to map

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Office hours

Weekly office hours: Online, by appointment. Please email me to set up a time.

Students interested in submitting a thesis proposal are invited to first consult the guidelines in the section "useful contents" (please see the link in the top-right corner) and then email me to set a up a time to discuss your preliminary proposal.