Edoardo Zavarella


Edoardo is a regular contributor to our European migration project, Europe’s riddle, as well as on migration-related aspects of our work. As a cultural anthropologist specialised in illuminating the link between global dynamics and local contexts, Edoardo’s work, and his knowledge of Italy are crucial to Counterpoint.

Edoardo was trained by the leading American anthropologist Paul Rabinow. He is part of the transnational network that created the Anthropological Research on the Contemporary (ARC) platform, an eco-system of websites and labs based at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UC Davis, and CNRS France, that conducts research on a variety of contemporary issues ranging from the impact of venture capitalism on synthetic biology research in California, to public policy in Israel.

Edoardo holds an M.A. in Political Science from the Università degli studi di Bologna, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley. He has lived in Italy, Spain, the United States, Egypt, Libya, Qatar, and the United Kingdom.

Contact: edoardo.zavarella[at]countepoint.uk.com



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