I am currently research associate at the Department of Development Studies, and I work on poverty and inequality and gender thematic work packages at MIDEQ Research Hub.
I hold a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Siena (Italy) on border crossing, border construction and political institutions in Ghana and in Togo. I was a post-doc research fellow at the University of Pavia (Italy) on migration networks in West Africa, with a particular attention to the historical dimension of mobility, inclusion/exclusion dynamics and current challenges represented by return migration. I have been adjunct professor of Anthropology of Migration at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and at Trinity College Hartford. My research interests often combine with experiences as a consultant, with IOM and INTERPOL on child trafficking and labour migration in the cocoa sector in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, and with ICMPD on mixed migration flows, trafficking and smuggling on the Mediterranen route.