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Maddalena Gretel Cammelli

Adjunct professor

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

Research fellow

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"


Keywords: fascism, neo-fascism, ethnography, violence, racism, political anthropology

Her research interests range from political anthropology and social movements to the anthropology of fascism, the ethnography of neo-fascism and racism, and the local impact of immigration management in a logic of 'emergency response'. She has studied the peasant movements that arose in 90s India to defend food autonomy, carrying out field research in the Himalayan region in 2007 for her Master's thesis. She then focused on the emergence of political sentiments and cultures associated with the re-appropriation of fascist history in contemporary Italy, conducting ethnographic research among neo-fascist militants in Rome in 2010. This research culminated in the doctoral thesis Millennial Fascism: Contribution à une anthropologie du fascisme du troisième millénaire/ Millennial Fascism: contributo a un’antropologia del fascismo del terzo millennio defended in 2014. This work served as the basis of the book Fascisti del terzo millennio: per un’antropologia di CasaPound (OmbreCorte 2015) as well as an updated, French edition Fascistes du troisième millénaire. Un phénomène Italien? (Mimèsis 2017).
Finally, since 2015 she has also been investigating the local impact of Extraordinary Reception Centers for asylum seekers and the relationship between the emergency management of migration processes and the diffusion of hostility towards migrants.