Graduate student in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin
Laura Raccanelli is a graduate student in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin. She holds a bachelor in Anthropology, Religion and Oriental Studies at the University of Bologna. Her master thesis research was based on an urban ethnography of an highly stigmatized peripheral neighborhood of the city of Turin. Her main research interests are in critical urban studies and ethnographic methods, center-periphery dialectic, territorial stigmatization, segregation and structural inequality in the western city. She is currently focusing on the study of anthropology of memory and collective representation of identity and belonging in the territories of the exclusion, related to the production of visibility or invisibility of lives exposed to the margin.