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Chiara Brambilla

 

 

Dr. Chiara Brambilla has been Post-Doc Fellow (M-DEA/01 – Demo-Ethno-Anthropological disciplines) at the PhD Programme in Anthropology and Epistemology of Complexity, University of Bergamo (Italy) from July 2007 to November 2011.

She holds a PhD in Anthropology and Epistemology of Complexity at the University of Bergamo. She is currently Research Fellow in Anthropology and Geography at the University of Bergamo (Centro di Ricerca sulla Complessità - Ce.R.Co.) and participates in the EU 7FP project  “Bordering, Political Landscapes and Social Arenas: Potentials and Challenges of Evolving Border Concepts in a Post-Cold War World” (acronym EUBORDERSCAPES, 2012/2016). She is carrying out interdisciplinary social research on the topic “Re-thinking Euro-African borderscapes: border dis-locations and re-locations between Europe and Africa across the Mediterranean, and between colonialism and post-colonialism”.

She has been investigating the link between anthropology, critical geopolitics and epistemology of borders, by adopting an interdisciplinary perspective that is based on the methodological background of the studies in complexity. Her research interests focus on: qualitative analysis of socio-territorial organisations of local people in Africa and in Europe; territories, landscapes and identities; borderscapes; border aesthetics; urban ethnography and borders in cities; transnational migration and globalisation; processes and practices of bordering, ordering, and othering; cartography and counter-cartographies; participatory approaches and territorial sustainability; cross-border practices and identities, regionalization in Africa; colonialism and post-colonialism in Africa with special regard to Italian and German colonial experience.

She has carried out her field and archivist-bibliographic research both at national and international level: Africa: 2003-2004 - Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger; 2004 - Libya; 2004-2005 - Mali; 2005 - Angola/Namibia; 2010 – Namibia; Italy: 2007-: Province of Bergamo and in particular Treviglio and Zingonia; 2012-2013 - Autonomous Province of Trento; 2013-: Lampedusa (Sicily) and Mazara del Vallo (Sicily); Germany: 2008-2011 - Berlin.

She has published articles in Italian and international journals and has authored the monograph Ripensare le frontier in Africa. Il caso Angola/Namibia e l’identità kwanyama (2009). In 2010 she edited, with B. Riccio, the volume Transnational Migration, Cosmopolitanism and Dis-Located Borders. In 2011 she edited, with M. Benadusi and B. Riccio, the book Disasters, Development and Humanitarian Aid. New Challenges for Antropology, and she authored, with M. Rizzi, the volume Migrazioni e religioni. Un’esperienza locale di dialogo tra cristiani e musulmani.

She is Associate member of the Nijmegen Centre for Border Research (NCBR), Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands; member of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) and of the African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE). She participated as external partner in the Research Project “Border Aesthetics” (funded by the Norwegian National Research Council, 2010/2013; Coordinator: University of Tromsø, Norway).


E-mail: chiara.brambilla@unibg.it


SHORT CV

Pubblicazioni Data
(con H. van Houtum), “The Art of Being a Grenzgänger in the Borderscapes of Berlin”, in AGORA 28(4), 2012, special issue on Border-scapes edited by H. van Houtum & B. Spierings, pp. 28-3131/10/2012
“Constructing a Relational Space between “Theory” and “Activism”, or (Re)thinking Borders”, in: ACME, vol. 11, n. 2, 2012, pp. 215-22130/06/2012
“Geografie relazionali italo-libiche”, in: Aut Aut, Numero speciale sul Postcolonialismo Italiano, Gennaio-Marzo 2011, pp. 50-6830/11/2011
“Endnote. Rethinking Anthropology, Development and Humanitarian Aid: New Orientations in Discourses and Practices”, in: M. Benadusi, C. Brambilla, B. Riccio (eds.), Disasters, Development and Humanitarian Aid. New Challenges for Anthropology, pp. 217-22430/09/2011
“Percezioni diffuse dell’altro: analisi dei dati di ricerca”, in: M. Rizzi, C. Visconti (a cura), La percezione dell’altro, il Melangolo, Genova, 2011, pp. 35-10531/05/2011
(con Massimo Rizzi) Migrazioni e religioni. Un’esperienza locale di dialogo tra cristiani e musulmani, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2011.13/02/2011
“Borders Still Exist! What are Borders?”, in: B. Riccio, C. Brambilla (a cura), Transnational Migrations, Cosmopolitanism and Dis-located Borders, Guaraldi, Rimini, 2010, pp. 73-85.13/02/2011
“Per una genealogia delle frontiere: memoria e identità “tra” Europa e Africa. Il caso Angola/Namibia”, in: M. Doni, L. Migliorati (a cura), La forza sociale della memoria. Esperienze, culture, confini, Carocci, Roma, 2010, pp. 83-94.03/01/2011
“‘Pluriversal’ Citizenship and Borderscapes”, in: M. Sorbello, A. Weitzel (a cura), Transient Spaces. The Tourist Syndrome, argobooks, Berlino, 2010, pp. 61-65.08/12/2010
(con Gianluca Bocchi) “Da Berlino a Londra: le stazioni del ventunesimo secolo nelle evoluzioni dello spazio urbano”, in: R. Bonadei (a cura), Naturaleartificiale. Il Palinsesto urbano, Lubrina Editore, Bergamo, 2009, pp. 89-104.01/02/2010
Ripensare le frontiere in Africa. Il caso Angola/Namibia e l’identità kwanyama, L’Harmattan Italia, Torino, 200928/09/2009
“Borders: Paradoxical Structures between Essentialization and Creativity”, in: World Futures, vol. 65, n. 8, 2009, pp. 1-7.28/09/2009
“Frontiere. Strutture paradossali tra essenzializzazione e creatività”, in: Elena Bougleux, Raffaella Trigona (a cura), Percorsi creativi e compresenze immaginarie, Guaraldi, Rimini, 2009, pp. 83-110.28/09/2009
“Per una riflessione sulle/dalle frontiere. Percorsi teorici e l’esempio di una frontiera africa”, in: Studi Culturali, n. 2, 200928/09/2009
(con Martino Doni), “Metafore migranti. Per un’epistemologia delle frontiere”, in: Aut Aut, 341, gennaio-marzo 2009, pp. 126-14519/09/2008
“New Approach in Border Studies. The Need for Re-thinking the European-African Borderland through the Case of the EU-SADC Relationship and the Caprivi Strip”, in: Journal of Borderlands Studies, vol. 23, n. 3, Fall 2008, pp. 55-6819/09/2008
(with Olivier T. Kramsch), “Transboundary Europe through a West African Looking Glass: Cross Border Integration, ‘Colonial Difference’ and the Chance for ‘Border Thinking’, in: Comparativ...26/04/2008
“Borders and Identities/Border Identities: the Angola-Namibia Border and the Plurivocality of the Kwanyama Identity”, in: Journal of Borderlands Studies, vol. 22, n. 2, Fall 2007, pp. 21-3826/04/2008
“Voci di frontiera: borderscape creativi e geografie pluriversali. Il caso della frontiera Angola/Namibia e l’identità kwanyama, in: Afriche e Orienti, 3-4/0726/04/2008
“Confini, cartografia e identità: l’esempio della frontiera coloniale tra Ghana e Togo”, in: Bollettino della Associazione Italiana di cartografia - Atti del Convegno nazionale AIC “Luoghi e tempo nella cartografia”, dicembre 2005, pp. 271-28221/01/2006
“Frontiere coloniali e identità africana: il confine orientale del Ghana e l’identità Ewe”, in: E. Casti, M. Corona (a cura), Luoghi e identità – letterature e geografie a confronto, Bergamo University Press, Bergamo, 2004 pp. 263-31621/01/2006
“L’integrazione tra identità e solidarietà: le associazioni”, in: E. Casti (a cura), Atlante dell’immigrazione a Bergamo – l’Africa di casa nostra, Bergamo University Press, Bergamo, 2004, pp. 149-16621/01/2006
Ricerche Data
Tesi di Dottorato
Chiara Brambilla: Bordering/Ordering/Othering. L’invenzione della frontiera Angola/Namibia e l’identità Kwanyama 21/01/2006
Aree Tematiche Data
Nomadismi, Migrazioni, Frontiere
Nomadismi, Migrazioni, Frontiere28/09/2009

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