IMISCOE Web Directory - Vanessa Grotti
I am Part-time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI, where I am director of the EU BORDER CARE project, funded by an ERC Starting Grant. I am co-leader (with Marc Brightman, UCL, and Naor Ben-Yehoyada, Columbia University) of a small project on unidentified migrant death in the Mediterranean, entitled 'Ecologies of Remembrance: The Moral Aferlives of Unidentified Migrant Death Along the Central Mediterranean Migration Route' funded by the Wenner-Gren. I am also member of the ASIL-EU Research Consortium on Asylum Law and Citizenship in EU Borderlands and of the ZIKA Social Science Network.
I am a social and medical anthropologist interested in the study of health and healthcare systems, migration and borderlands, gender and minority rights, kinship, life and remembrance, especially in contexts of social change and crisis. Over the last 13 years, I have worked in Lowland South America, Southern Europe and West Africa.
I was trained at Oxford and Cambridge University and have held research and teaching positions at the Collège de France, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Oxford University.
My current research projects, funded by the ERC and the Wenner Gren
1) EU Border Care (Intimate Encounetrs in EU Borderlands: Migrant Motherhood, Sovereignty and the Politics of Care on Europe's Periphery' (http://eubordercare.eu/), funded by an ERC Starting Grant;
2) 'Ecologies of Remembrance: The Moral Afterlives of Unidentified Migrant Death Along the Central Mediterranean Migration Route' (with Marc Brightman, UCL, and Naor Ben-Yehoyada, Columbia University), funded by the Wenner-Gren.