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Vanessa Grotti

Associate Professor

Department of Cultural Heritage

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

Short Bio

I am Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus). I am a social and medical anthropologist, PI of an ERC-funded project entitled EU Border Care (2015-21) which examines migration, maternity care and reproductive health in European borderlands. Together with M. Brightman (Unibo) and N. Ben-Yehoyada (Columbia University) I am also co-investigator on a collaborative project which studies migrant death, mourning and memorialisation in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic, funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, ‘Ecologies of Remembrance: The Moral Afterlives of Migrant Human Remains Along the Central Mediterranean Route’ (2018-21). I have been conducting long-term ethnographic fieldwork in northeastern Amazonia since 2002 and in the Mediterranean since 2015. I have published on medicine and colonialism, kinship and gender, personhood, animism and material culture, migration and borderlands, and history and memorialisation.

EU Border Care Project


Webcomic 'Expecting'

Graphic Novel 'Chez toi'
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Dipartimento di Beni Culturali
Via degli Ariani 1, Ravenna - Go to map

Office hours

From mid-September 2022 onwards: Appointments (virtual or in my office) need to be booked via email.


Da metà settembre 2022 in poi: contattatemi via mail per organizzare un incontro (online o in presenza).

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