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Mariagiulia Grassilli

Professoressa a contratto

Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà

Vicepresidenza della Scuola di Lettere e Beni culturali - Bologna

Curriculum vitae

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Studi e titoli universitari

  • PhD in Migration Studies, Sussex University, UK, School of African & Asian Studies / Sussex Centre for Migration Reseach – Conferito in Luglio 2002 – Supervisors: Prof. Russell King, Dr. Richard Black; Examiners: Prof. Ralph Grillo, Dr. Les Back - PhD thesis: “rappresentazione della diversità e partecipazione culturale: ‘performances di multiculturalismo a Bologna e Barcellona” – focus sul ruolo di festival ed eventi culturali nella rappresentazione della diversità, per la creazione di spazi per la partecipazione e il cambiamento sociale, per una dinamica di empowerment e per una negoziazione di identità plurali a livello locale e transnazionale.
  • Master of Arts in International Relations and Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, School of Development Studies / School of Economic and Social Science, conferito in Luglio 1997 – Supervisor: Dr. John Cameron - MA thesis: Identità, dislocazione e conflitti in un mondo globale
  • Certificato in Communication Studies,  University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (conferito in Luglio 1994) - Studi indipendenti post-laurea in Communication, Film Industry, Cultural Studies. internship a istituzioni di cinema e arte.
  • Laurea in Economia e Commercio, Università di Bologna, Italia (conferito in Luglio 1993, 104/110) - Specializzazione in Comunicazione, Marketing, Business management

Insegnamenti Universitari

  • Antropologia Visiva, Dip. Storie, Culture e Civiltà, Università di Bologna, (2017/2019)
  • Ethnographic Films, Visual Anthropology, School of Global Studies, Sussex University (2017/19)
  • Cinema e Diritti Umani, Antropologia Culturale, Campus di Rimini, Università di Bologna (2014)
  • Master in Diritti Umani e Intervento Umanitario, Polo di Ravenna, Università di Bologna (2012) 
  • Free University of Bozen, Communication Studies (2008-2011) 
  • Università di Bologna, Dipartimento Cinema, DMS (2009, 2012)
  • Università Bologna, Antropologia Culturale, Dipartimento Scienze Educazione (2004-06)
  • University of Denver, Colorado US, Centre for Civic Engagement Bologna, Italia (2003-09) 
  • European International University Centre, Master Human Rights, Venezia, Italia (2004-06)
  • Sussex University (European Studies Centre, Sussex Centre for Migration Research (1999-00) 
Visiting Fellowships / Premi per la Ricerca
  • Research Associate / Visiting Research Scholar, School of Global Studies, Sussex University, UK (2016, now)
  • Research Associate / Visiting Resarch Scholar, SOAS University, Londra, UK (2011-2013)
  • Visiting Professor Marisco Fellowship, Denver University, Colorado, USA (2006)
  • Certificate of Appreciations, University of California, Bologna Center, Italia (2005, 2004)
  • Assegno Ricerca di Antropologia Culturale, Università di Bologna, Italia (2003-05)
  • Visiting Research Socrates Fellowship in Antropologia Sociale, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spagna (1999)
  • ESRC Research Scholarship, Sussex University (1998-2001)
  • Visiting Research Scholarship – EAP in Communication Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (1993-95)

Professional Experience: Human Rights, Development and Social Campaigns

  • Festival Director, Human Rights Nights, Bologna, Italy (2001-now) - international festival of cinema, art and music on human rights - www.humanrightsnights.org; Founding Member of Human Rights Film Network (2003-now) - www.humanrightsfilmnetwork.org
  • Director, Green World Food Market, Bologna, Italy (2014, ongoing) - Creation and management of a Summer Street food market of gourmet world cuisine in Bologna - to promote cultural dialogue, community, identity and empowerment in a plural society. www.facebook.com/mercatinoverdedelmondo
  • Senior Campaign Manager (2011-13) - Bologna, Italy, Bologna Municipality - AMITIE EU project transnational campaign on human rights, migration and development in Italy, Spain, Romania, Latvia, Brasil. www.comune.bologna.it/amitie/
  • Coordinator NoiNo.org - Men against Women Violence, Fondazione del Monte (2011-13) Bologna, Italy Global Campaign Manager, Oxfam GB (August 2010 – March 2011) - Oxford, United Kingdom – Campaign Manager for global campaign Equals, started by Annie Lennox 100° International Women's Day.
  • Consultancy, Capacity Building and Tutoring for International Human Rights Film Festivals (2005-now) - Africa at the Pictures, London, UK (2005-08), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2007), Pravo Ljudski, Sarajevo (2006), Soweto Arts Festival, South Africa (2007), El Septimo Ojo, Bolivia (2008), AfricanBamba Human Rights Festival, Senegal (2012-14)
  • Outreach European Director - Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation (May – October 2011) - London, United Kingdom - networking and promotion European partners, films for social change - www.goodpitch.org
  • Film Advisor for Venice Film Festival, responsible for film selections in Africa and the Arab World, La Biennale, Venice, Italy (2004-06) - www.labiennale.org/en/cinema
  • Film curator / Project Manager, Fondazione Cineteca Bologna, Italy (2000-09) Consultant, Curator for diversity and world cinema projects, archive research – www.cinetecadibologna.it
  • Production Consultant for Film and Creative projects: AfricanBamba (Senegal, 2008-ongoing); Ateliers Julieta Manassas (Bologna, Luanda, 2013-ongoing); Clam - African Fashion magazine, creative agency (Lagos, Nigeria, Paris, NY 2005-09); Ouarzazate Film (Ouarzazate, Morocco 2004-09)

Conferences organised on Human Rights, Development, Diversity: New Poverty: human rights, life dignity, duties and responsibility, rights to culture and citizenship, Bologna, 2014; A Wonderful idea! Awareness and Social Change: the best communication campaigns on migration, development and human rights. Bologna, 2013; The Body and Human Rights: a conversation on bioethics, diversity, health and violence. Bologna, 2012; Ingrid Betancourt, Welcoming Gala after her liberation by FARC Columbia, Bologna, 2009; Wislawa Szyimborska, Nobel Prize for Literature, Bologna, 2009; Roles of Festivals for Community building and peace - Rwanda, Bolivia and South Africa, Bologna, 2008; Arab Mediterranean Film Archives, Cineteca di Bologna / Euromed Audiovisual II, Bologna, 2007; Dario Fo, Nobel Prize for Literatures, Bologna, 2007; Pino Solanas, Master Lecture in Cinema, Bologna, 2008; Migration and Diversity, Bologna, 2007; Luis Sepulveda, Nobel Prize for Literatures, Bologna, 2006; Terrorism of War and Structures of Peace, Bologna, 2006; Anthropology and Cinema, Sussex University, UK, 2005; Journalism and Human Rights, Communication Deparment, University of Bologna, 2005; African Cinema: Dinamics of Production, Cineteca Bologna, Italy, 2003; Migrant Cinema = Accented Cinema – Production and Representation, Sussex University, UK, 2000

Contributions as speaker at international conference: El Septimo Ojo, Facultad de Sciencias de Communicacion, Universidad de Sucre, Bolivia, June 2008 / Paper: Human Rights Festivals and Networks as sites for cultural resistance and community building; Addis Ababa Int. Film Festival, Film Directing and Production Workshop, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, January 2007 / Paper: Human Rights Films and Festivals as a Post-colonial Transnational Communication Strategy; ASN Conference on Globalization, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflicts in The Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia, September 2006 / Paper: Human Rights Films in a Post-Conflict Resolution Context; Frontiers of Visual Anthropology, Oxford University, UK, September 2005 / Paper: Visual Representations of Human Rights, Displacement and Resistance in Apartheid South Africa: Come Back Africa by Lionel Rogosin; Anthropology and Cinema, Sussex University, UK - May 2005 Paper: Post-conflict Dialogue and Human Rights Films; Utrecht Summer School Human Rights Bologna, Italy, July 2005, Paper: Indigenous People, Human Rights and Representations - July 2004 Paper: Stereotypes and Prejudice in Advertising in Italy