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Elena Giacomelli

Adjunct professor

Department of Sociology and Business Law

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Department of Sociology and Business Law

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Department of Sociology and Business Law

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I obtained a PhD in March 2020, My PhD research involved ethnographic research on social workers with asylum seekers and refugees. For my research, I was awarded an "outstanding distinction”. In 2018, I have been selected for a scholarship within the EUROSA program and I spent six months as a visitor researcher at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). Towards the end of my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher ClimateOfChange¸ a project funded by the EU Commission DEAR Programme, examining the nexus between migration and the climate crisis.

The focus of my research was upon the themes of mobilities and migration, borders, climate change, ethnography, framing and narratives, and I utilized visual methods to work in a participatory creative manner with my participants to create space for plural narratives to emerge. I am currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bologna within the project Welcoming Spaces, leading WP4 on framing and narratives of inner areas and migration.

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