SOAS University of London

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Dr Anna Arnone

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Anna Arnone
Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Research Associate

Name:
Dr Anna Arnone

Biography

As an anthropologist working on conflict, integration/exclusion, generations, migration, tourism/journeys, housing and health/wellbeing, I have been applying my skills to both academic and participatory projects using a variety of qualitative methods for social research. My DPhil research at Sussex University (2010) was about Eritreans in Milan and the multitudes of agents constituting group and individual identities in a transnational context of sharp political tensions.

My present work focuses on the shipwreck in the seas of Lampedusa 03/10/13, looking at the political background behind the death of more than 365 migrants. I am also carrying out a research in a primary school in London looking at eco activities in a “superdiverse” context. Tourism and journeys among migrants and diasporas are also ongoing topic of interest.

Publications

Peer reviewed articles: 

Arnone, A. “The time warp: the formation of Eritrean identities” Social Evolution and History(Forthcoming)   

Arnone, A. “Tourism and the Eritrean Diaspora.” In the special issue: ‘Heritage Management and Tourism in Africa’ edited by Boswell, R. and O’Kane, D., Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2011: 441-454  

Arnone, A. “Talking about identity: Milanese-Eritreans describe themselves.” In the double special issue: ‘Second-Generation Immigrants in Italy: Segregation or Social Advancement?’ Edited by Cole, J. and Saitta, P., Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Vol. 16, No.4, 2011: 516–527  

Arnone, A. “Journeys to Exile: the constitution of identity” Reviewed article in the special issue: ‘Africa<>Europe: Transnational Linkages, Multi-Sited Lives’ edited by Grillo, R. and Mazzucato, V., Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol 34, No. 2, 2008: 325 - 340  

Arnone, A.“I viaggi verso l'esilio: l'elaborazione dell'identità eritrea tra esperienza e narrazione.” In the special issue: ‘Migranti africani in Italia: etnografie’ edited by B. Riccio, Afriche e Orienti N 3/  2005: 82-95

Chapters in collective books:

Arnone, A. (Forthcoming) “Eritrean diasporic tourism” in ‘Travelling Towards  home making’ edited by Parvati Raman and Tom Selwin, Berghahn

Book reviews:

Arnone, A. ‘Soldiers, Martyrs, Traitors, and Exiles: Political Conflict in Eritrea and the Diaspora’, by Tricia Hepner, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 37 No. 10, 2011

Arnone, A. ‘Imagined Differences, hatred and the construction of Identity’ by Günter Schlee (ed) 2001, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 31 no 1, 2005

MSc thesis publication:

Arnone A. “Being Eritrean in Milan” a work in progress article, in Alternate Routes Journal of Critical Social Research, Carleton University Ottawa, Vol. 19, 2003

Papers for seminars, workshops and conferences:

25/06/2014 “Superdiversity among children in London seen through the lens of environmental education”in the panel 'Superdiversity in the classroom' in the conference: Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice at the IRIS in Birmingham

04/03/2014 “Lampedusa: caught between tourism and shipwreck.” at the MA Tourism, Travel and Pilgrimage Seminar SOAS

06-08/09/2012 “The Soul of the Community: Habesha religious spaces and Eritrean politics in Milan” in the panel 'Narratives and Trajectories of Displacement and Mobility: moving beyond the refugee-migration-development nexus' at the ASAUK conference in Leeds.

10-13/07/2012 “The time warp: the formation of Eritrean identities” in the workshop title: Anthropology, history and memory in Sub-Saharan Africa (Africanist network) at the EASA2012: Uncertainty and disquiet, in Paris.

20/10/2011 “Il festival di Bologna ieri ed oggi” in the interdisciplinary seminar cycle ‘introduzione agli studi post-coloniali’ organised by the University of Bologna.

23-24/06/2011 “Eritrean diasporic tourism” at the Conference ‘Travelling Towards Home: mobilities and home making’ organised by the SOAS Center for Migration and Diaspora Studies.

10-12/02/2010 “Diasporic tourism as social participation” at the Workshop ‘Mobilising African Diasporas as Agents of Change: A comparative study of the encounter between African states and their diasporas’ organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies.

23/11/2009 “Parlando d'identità: ragazzi milanesi-eritrei si spiegano” at the G.M.Bertin Anthropology Faculty Seminar in the University of Bologna.

6-7/04/2006 “Talking about identity” IMISCOE B6 workshop, Sussex University ‘Debating Cultural Difference: the Family’.

07/02/2006 “The soul of the community” at the Sussex University, Migration MA Seminar series 2005-2006.

23/11/2005 “Storia e narrazione” at the Anthropology MA Seminar Series, Università Bicocca, Milan.

30/06/2005 “Journeys to exile” in ‘Africa-Europe group for interdisciplinary studies’ at the AEGIS Conference, London.

31/03/2005 “Viaggi verso l'esilio” at the SAMOMU Faculty Seminar Università Bicocca, Milan.

Research

My present work focuses on the shipwreck in the seas of Lampedusa 03/10/13, looking at the political background behind the death of more than 365 migrants. I am also carrying out a research in a primary school in London looking at eco activities in a “superdiverse” context. Tourism and journeys among migrants and diasporas are also ongoing topic of interest.