Dipartimento di Scienze politiche e sociali

Current academic position
Professor of Anthropology, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Cagliari.

Previous academic positions

2011-2019, Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cagliari
2007-2010, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Cagliari.
2004-2007, Lecturer (tenured) in Social Anthropology, University of Cagliari.
1997-2006, Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Perugia.
1994-1998, Assistant Professor, University of Perugia.

Education
1994, PhD in Ethnology and Social Anthropology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
1989, MA Degree in Ethnology (Summa cum laude), University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

Research interests
Anthropology of Post-Socialist Societies, Anthropology of Property Relations, Urban Anthropology, Anthropology of Law, Anthropology of Human Rights, Ethnographic Research Methods, History of Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Development, Development of peripheral areas, Environmentalism and Environmental Conflicts, Social Movements, Agropastoral Transformations, Food Activism, New Peasantries, International Legal Cooperation, European Enlargement Process, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, Informal Sector, Corruption, Il/legality, Romania, Kosovo, Sardinia.

Teaching areas

Anthropology of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, Anthropology of Public Policy, Political Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Field Research Methods, Anthropology of Globalization, Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Appointments as Visiting Professor

2020/2021, Professeur invité, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Marseille.

2019/2020, Professeur invité, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Marseille.

2013/2014, Professeur invité, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Marseille.
2011/2012, International Summer School in Urban Anthropology: “Heritage as Imagination, as Resource, as Conflict”, University of Sofia, Sozopol, Bulgaria.
2006/2007, Professeur invité, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
2001/2002, Maître de conférences invité, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et Sociales, Université de Lille 1.
1999/2000, Visiting Lecturer, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
1998/1999, Visiting Lecturer, University of Bucharest.
1998/1999, Visiting Lecturer, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
1998/1999, Visiting Lecturer, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Research projects: coordination and collaboration (selection)
2016-2019, PRIN 2015 Coordinator at University of Cagliari for “Eco-Frictions of the Anthropocene. Sustainability and Heritagization in Industrial Reconversion Processes”, a research project of national interest funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR), Principal Investigator Berardino Palumbo, University of Messina.
2015-2019, Research collaborator for “Formalizing Hong Kong: Explaining Governamental Strategies to Formalize Urban Informality”, Insight Grants, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada, Principal Investigator: Alan Smart, Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary.
2015 (current), Project coordinator of “The Anthropology of the Legal Cooperation Industry: State Building in Kosovo”, ethnographic research project developed in the framework of the departmental project “Local Development and the State in the XXI Century. The Nation-State Crisis: Rights and Citizenship”, Department of Social Sciences and Institutions, University of Cagliari.
2011-2015, Project coordinator (with Marco Pitzalis) of “Shepherds in Movement”, ethnographic research project on the Movimento Pastori Sardi (MPS), a social movement of Sardinian shepherds, Department of Social Sciences and Institutions, University of Cagliari.
2012-2013, Project coordinator of “The Socio-Anthoropology of the Dairy Sector in Sardinia”, fundend by POR Sardegna FSE 2007-2013, Department of Social Sciences and Institutions, University of Cagliari.
2006-2010 Project coordinator of “From Collectivism to Neoliberalism: Social and Political Practices of Property Rights within the European Enlargment Process”, ethnographic research project, University of Cagliari.
2008, Principal investigator of “Migration, Religion and Citizenship in Romania”, ethnographic research project, University of Cagliari (2 months).
2004-2007: Principal investigator of “Law, Religion, and Property among the Greek Catholics of Mihalt, Alba district”, Romania (5 months, including several research visits to Maramures region, Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest), University of Cagliari.
2001-2003: Principal investigator of “Church Restitution and Retributive Justice Among the Greek Catholic Faithful in Bucharest”, Romania (5 months, including research visits in several Transylvanian cities and villages of Greek Catholic religious tradition), University of Perugia.
1999: Research collaborator for “Local Economic Strategies in the Coal-Mining Region of the Jiu Valley, Petrosani, Hunedoara district”, Romania (1 month), University of Perugia.
1996-2001: Principal investigator of “The Social and Cultural dimensions of ‘privatization’ in Romania: the Case of (Non)Restitution of Residential Property in Bucharest” (12 months), University of Perugia.
1998-2003: Project coordinator of “Missione Etnologica Italiana in Romania”, a research group funded by the University of Perugia and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE).
2004: Archival research on the project “The Academic Institutionalization of Ethnology in France (late XIXth – early XXth century)”, Collège de France Archives, Paris (1 month), University of Perugia.
1991-1993: Doctoral research project on “The Academic Institutionalization of Ethnology in France (late XIXth – early XXth century)”, Musée de l’Homme Library, Paris (18 months), University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

International academic responsibilities and collaborations
Research Associate, Centre Norbert Elias (UMR 8562 – EHESS-CNRS), Marseille, from 2010.
Italian Correspondent for the History of Anthropology Network (HOAN) of EASA, from 2016.
Former international delegate of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology (SIAC) to the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) (2017-2019).
Member of the International Advisory Board of the project “The Right to Certify? Mobilizing for the Self-Certification of Food”, Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), UK (2016-2019).
Former international delegate of the Italian Academic Association of Cultural Anthropologists (ANUAC) to the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) (2014-2016).
Member of the International Doctorate School in Anthropology and Ethnology (AEDE), University of Perugia (coordinator), Scoala Nationala de Studii Politice si Administrative (Bucharest), Université de Paris-X Nanterre, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2007-2012).
Research Associate, Centre de Recherche en Ethnologie Européenne, Institut de Sociologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2000-2010).
Academic coordinator for Tempus and Erasmus European programmes, University of Perugia (1993-2000).

Professional memberships
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP)
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA)
Associazione Nazionale Universitaria Antropologi Culturali (ANUAC), founding member
European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA)
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
Società Italiana di Antropologia Applicata (SIAA)
Società Italiana di Antropologia Culturale (SIAC)
Société Internationale d’Ethnographie et de Folklore (SIEF)
Società Italiana per la Museografia e i Beni DemoEtnoAntropologici (SIMBDEA)

Editorial responsibilities
Editor-in-Chief of “Anuac”, international peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology (SIAC).
Member of Editorial Board of the book series “Etnografie”, Ombre Corte Publishing, Verona.
Member of Editorial Board of the book series “Ciborama. Collana di Food Studies”, Aracne Publishing, Rome.
Member of Editorial Board of the book series “ITACA (Itinerari di Antropologia Culturale)”, Morlacchi Publishing, Perugia.
Member of Editorial Board of the journal “Intrecci. Quaderni di antropologia culturale”, Sassari.
Member of Editorial Board of the journal “Analele Universitatii din Oradea. Fascicula Sociologie-Filosofie-Asistenta Sociala”, Oradea (Romania).
Member of Editorial Board of the journal “Memoria Ethnologica. Revista de patrimoniu ethnologic si memorie culturala”, Baia Mare (Romania).
Member of Editorial Board of the journal “Biologia & Società. Bimestrale di ricerche interdisciplinari”, Rome.

 

Other editorial contributions
Reviewer for the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), UK.
Reviewer for the first Italian research assessment exercise (Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca – VQR 2004-2010), managed by ANVUR (the Italian National Agency in charge of evaluating University and Research Institutions in Italy).
Reviewer for several research proposals (PRIN, FIRB etc.) for the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MIUR).
Reviewer for several scientific publishers and journals, including: “Annals of the American Association of Geographers”, “Anuac. Rivista dell’Associazione Nazionale Universitaria Antropologi Culturali”; “Archivio Antropologico Mediterraneo”; Aracne Publishing (Rome); “Biologia e Società. Bimestrale di ricerche interdisciplinari”; “Civilisations. Revue internationale d’anthropologie et des sciences humaines”; “Critique of Anthropology”; CUEC editrice (University Press, Ricerche sociali, Cagliari), “Culture della Sostenibilità”; “Glocalism. Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation”; “Lares. Quadrimestrale di studi Demoetnoantropologici”; “Law and Society Review”; “Memoria Ethnologica. Revist? de patrimoniu ethnologic ?i memorie cultural?”; “Martor. The Museum of the Romanian Peasant Anthropology Review”; “Medea. Rivista di Studi Interculturali”; Ombre Corte Publishing (Verona), “Revue européenne des sciences sociales/Journal of European Social Sciences”, “Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale”.

Conference and workshop organisation
Convenor of the panel (with A. Koensler) Platform capitalism and its discontents, 15th EASA Biennial Conference, University of Lisbon, 21-24 July 2020.
Convenor of the workshop (with A.M. Pusceddu) The global life of mines. Mining and post-mining between extractivism and heritage-making, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Cagliari, 21-22 November 2019.
Convenor of the worshop (with M. Pitzalis) Ethnography of university life in the era of evaluation, Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference, Bergamo, 6-9 June 2018.
Convenor of the panel (with M. Benadusi) Eco-Frictions: Heritagization, Energopolitics and Fantasies of Environmental Sustainability, American Anthropological Association 116th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 29 November 2017 – 3 December 2017.
Convenor of the workshop (with G. Gaillard) L’Etat dans tous ses états/The state in all its forms, A joint inter-congress/conference of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), University of Ottawa, 2-7 May 2017.
Convenor of the workshop (with A. Smart) Emerging Economic Futures: The Intersections of Informality and Formality, Anthropological Legacies and Human Futures, 14th EASA Biennial Conference, Milan, 20-23 July 2016.
Convenor of the workshop (with A. Koensler) Grassroots Activism and Social Movements: Understanding Novel Entanglements of Public Engagement, 6th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference, Bergamo, 8-11 June 2016.
Convenor of the workshop (with F. Lai and M. Pitzalis) Why Ethnography Today. Traditional Ethnographic Styles and Emerging Ethnographic Practices, 5th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference, Bergamo, 5-7 June 2014.
Convenor of the workshop (with V. Mihailescu and V. Siniscalchi) Labour, Market and Policy: European Shepherds Today, 11th SIEF Congress, Circulation, Tartu, Estonia, 30 June – 4 July 2013.
Convenor of the workshop (with A. Smart) Extra-Legal Practices in Socialist and Postsocialist States, at the conference Norms in the Margins and Margins of the Norm: The Social Construction of Illegality, Tervuren, Brussels, Leuven, 25-27 October 2012.
Convenor of the workshop (with B. Palumbo) Frontiers of ‘legality’ under neoliberalism. Ethnographic explorations across shifting temporal and spatial scales, 11th EASA Biennial Conference (Crisis and Imagination), Maynooth (Ireland), 24-27 August 2010.
Convenor of the workshop (with J. Trappe) “Soft Law”, Anthropologists and Legal Scholars, 10th EASA Biennial Conference (Experiencing Diversity and Mutuality), Ljubljana 26-29 August 2008.
Co-organiser of the International Workshop La ricerca antropologica in Romania. Prospettive storiche ed etnografiche, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, University of Perugia, March 9-10, 2000.
Co-organiser of the Workshop Missione etnologica italiana in Romania. Bilancio delle campagne di ricerca 1999, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, University of Perugia, October 25, 1999.
Co-organiser of the Workshop Romania. Prospettive degli studi folclorici ed etnologici, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, University of Perugia, April, 2-3, 1999.
Co-organiser and chair of the International Conference Dalle Regole al Suicidio: percorsi durkheimiani, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, October 11, 1996.
Co-organiser of the Conference Gli studi di storia dell’antropologia in Italia, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, October 12-14, 1995.
Co-organiser of the International Erasmus Seminar Incontri di etnologia europea, University of Perugia, Pila, September 16-19, 1995.

Conference papers and invited lectures (selection)
2019 Legal transplant, legal harmonization and legal approximation. An anthropological perspective, The process of legal approximation. Chance and challenges for Kosovo’s legal order, Ministry of Justice, Pristina, 30 May 2019.
2018 Introduction to the panel Ethnography of university life in the era of evaluation, 7th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference, Bergamo, Italy, 6-9 June 2018.
2018 « Ils ne peuvent pas m’apprendre comment être berger » Pastoralisme, néolibéralisme et le bien-être animal dans la Sardaigne post-rurale, invited lecture, Départment des Sciences sociales, Unité Anthropologie sociale, Université de Fribourg, Suisse, 30 April 2018.
2017 Introduction to the Roundtable The Academy and the Future of Freedom to Dissent, American Anthropological Association 116th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 29 November 2017 – 3 December 2017.
2016 Deformalizing the Rule of Law: Ethnographic Explorations Within the Legal Cooperation Industry, 14th EASA Biennial Conference (Anthropological Legacies and Human Futures), University of Milano-Bicocca, 20-23 July 2016.
2016 Italian Sociocultural Anthropology Goes Public: A View From Within, Global Survey of Anthropological Practice, WCAA Panel Stream, IUAES Intercongress, Dubrovnik, 3-4 May 2016.
2015 “They cannot teach me how to be a shepherd”: Sheepherding, neoliberalism, and ‘animal welfare’ in post-peasant Sardinia (con M. Pitzalis), 12th SIEF Congress, Utopias, Realities, Heritages. Ethnographies for the 21st Century, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 21-25 June 2015.
2014 Pastoral Products on the VIPs Table: Anti-Politics, Entrepreneurialism, and the Commoditization of Social Struggle in Sardinia (con M. Pitzalis), intervento al panel Food Activism in Europe: Networks, Alliances, Strategies, 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC, 3-7 December 2014.
2014 When the Shepherds Meet Mr Billionaire: Rebellion, Collaboration, and Public Intimacy in Sardinia (con M. Pitzalis), intervento al panel The politics of brokerage: intimate interconnections and spaces of collaboration, 13th EASA Biennial Conference (Collaboration, intimacy & revolution: innovation and continuity in an interconnected world), Tallinn University, Estonia, 31 July – 3 August 2014.
2014 From milk price to milk value: Sardinian sheep herders as a class for itself?, intervento al workshop Value and values in agro-food processes, EHESS, Marsiglia, 10-12 July 2014.
2014 Introduction: Why Ethnography Today. Traditional ethnographic styles and emerging ethnographic practices, 5th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference, Bergamo, 5-7 June 2014.
2013 Restituirea propriet??i in România. O perspectiva antropologic?, intervento di discussione al convegno internazionale Jurisdic?ia constitu?ional? dup? 20 de ani de la c?derea cortinei comuniste, Corte Costituzionale della Romania, Bucarest, 1-3 October 2013.
2013 “A common sense rule: milk cannot be sold below production cost”: market milk price and the value of milk in Sardinia (con M. Pitzalis), comunicazione al panel Labour, market and policy: European shepherds today, 11th SIEF Congress, Circulation, Tartu, Estonia, 30 June – 4 July 2013.
2013 Reflexivity, intimacy, public engagement, and the state. Preliminary thoughts, intervento alla tavola rotonda Sociologia e antropologia: il posto della riflessività e del pensiero critico nelle scienze sociali oggi, nell’ambito del convegno internazionale Scienza e critica del mondo sociale: la lezione di Pierre Bourdieu, Università degli studi di Cagliari, 6-7 June 2013.
2012 Building the rule of law through extra-legal practices: Ethnographic explorations across the international legal cooperation, panel Extra-Legal Practices in Socialist and Postsocialist States, Norms in the Margins and Margins of the Norm: The Social Construction of Illegality, Tervuren, Brussels, Leuven, 25-27 October 2012.
2012 Corruption as Cultural Heritage: Postsocialist Balkans Societies and the Globalising Anti-Corruption Industry, International Summer School in Urban Anthropology, Sozopol (Bulgaria), 25 June 2012.
2012 Pastori in movimento. Impresa, politica e immagini del mondo agro-pastorale sardo (with Marco Pitzalis), IV Convegno di Etnografia, University of Bergamo, 7-9 June 2012.
2012 Muchos, sabientes y organizados. Pastori sardi in movimento, La cultura in Sardegna. Stato dell’arte. Convegno di studi. Antropologia Letteratura Festival, Istituto Superiore Regionale Etnografico, Nuoro, 27-28 April 2012.
2012 Due Chiese e uno Stato: identità nazionale e appartenenza religiosa in Romania, La dis-unità d’Italia e delle altre nazioni: spinte disgregatrici e nuovi miti di rifondazione identitaria, University of Salerno, Naples, 3 March 2012.
2011 “Zingari”. Tra evangelizzazione e degagizzazione. Alcune domande, La religione emigrata. Immigrazione e dialogo interreligioso, Cooperativa Alisei and University of Perugia , Perugia, 1-2 December 2011.
2011 Bucarest post-socialiste? Articulations et persistances des images de la “transition”, Les opérateurs de l’imaginaire urbain, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne, 3-4 March 2011.
2010 Critical ethnography in the margins of legality, Noi culturi. Noi antropologii. New cultures. New anthropologies, 7th SACR conference (Società di Antropologia Culturale della Romania), Bucharest, 24-26 September 2010.
2010 Introductory remarks, introduzione al workshop Frontiers of ‘legality’ under neoliberalism. Ethnographic explorations across shifting temporal and spatial scales, 11th EASA Biennial Conference (Crisis and Imagination), Maynooth, 24-27 August 2010.
2010 L’antropologia e le frontiere della “legalità”. Spunti per una riflessione, La dinamica degli sguardi. Cantieri tra Romania e Italia, Bologna, 29 July 2010.
2008 “Gomorra”: considerazioni sul metodo etnografico, intervento nell’ambito di “Fuori le Lingue!”, lecture organized by students of the Faculty Languages of the Univeristy of Caglari, Terrazza del Bastione Saint Remy, Cagliari, 12 November 2008.
2008 The Rule of Soft Law, introductory paper at the workshop “Soft Law”, Anthropologists and Legal Scholars, 10th EASA Biennial Conference (Experiencing Diversity and Mutuality), Ljubljana, 26-29 August 2008.
2008 Spatii culturale ale identitati: reflectii teoretice, plenary conference paper at the conference Spatii Culturale si Fond Arhaic. Conferinta internationala de studii interculturale si comparatism, Universitatea din Nord Baia-Mare, Baia Mare (Romania), 8-9 May 2008.
2008 Les propriétés de la corruption et la corruption pour la propriété: exemples roumains, paper presented at the Homo Balkanicus workshop, Centre d’Ethnologie Européenne, Université Libre Bruxelles, 6 May 2008.
2008 Elogio della corruzione. Per una etnografia dei discorsi e delle pratiche illegali in Romania, invited paper at Dipartimento di Economia, Istituzioni e Società, Università di Sassari, 24 April 2008.
2007 Pratiques néo-libéristes en Transylvanie : les entrepreneurs du religieux, paper presented at the Workshop Regards anthropologiques sur l’économie: Production d’entrepreneurs et propriété dans la nouvelle Europe, Institut d’Ethnologie Mediterraéenne et Comparative (IDEMEC), Aix-en-Provence, 6 December 2007.
2007 Remaking Private Property in Romania : A Familiar and Unfamiliar Affair, discussant paper at the Workshop Private Property: Postsocialist Promises and Experiences, New Europe College, Bucharest, 15-16 June 2007.
2007 Rural Development and the Global Language of Rights. Transylvanian “Peasants” Entering EU, paper presented at the 4th InASEA Conference (Region, Regional Identity and Regionalism in Southeastern Europe), Timisoara, 24-27 May 2007.
2007 Savoir juridique et savoir ethnographique. Propriété, ragots, et droits de l’homme dans la Roumanie postsocialiste, invited lecture at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 6 February 2007.
2007 Science, politique et politiques de la science. Réflexions sur l’histoire de l’anthropologie à partir de la correspondance Boas-Rivet (1919-1941), invited lecture at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 30 January 2007.
2007 De la “corruption” comme pratique sociale symbolique. Réflexions à partir du cas roumain, invited lecture at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Marselles, January 25, 2007.
2007 Localizzare la globalità. Spazio religioso e neoliberismo in un villaggio romeno, paper presented at the Conference Costruire la località : paesaggi locali e reti globali, University of Perugia, January 9-10, 2007.
2006 Ethnographies of certainty & uncertainty, discussant paper presented at the Workshop Moral Journays: certainty and uncertainty manifestations across Europe, 9th EASA Biennial Conference (Europe and the World), Bristol, September 18-21, 2006.
2006 ‘Down-to-earth Men’ in Postsocialist Transition. The Greek-Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Neoliberalism in a Transylvanian Village, paper presented at the Workshop Transitions: Movements in Space and Time, 9th EASA Biennial Conference (Europe and the World), Bristol, September 18-21, 2006.
2006 Etnografia e diritti umani. Proprietà religiose e politiche dell’identittà nella Romania post-socialista, Invited lecture, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, May 29, 2006.
2006 “Il grido della coscienza umana”. Franz Boas, Paul Rivet e la cooperazione scientifica internazionale tra le due guerre, paper presented at the Seminar Guerra e Pace, University of Cagliari, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Cagliari, March 9, 2006.
2006 Neo-liberismo, identità locale e politiche della fede. La costruzione di una nuova chiesa a Mihalt (Romania), paper presented at the international Conference Coexistences et conflits confessionnels en Méditerranée : l’enjeu des sanctuaires, Accademia di Romania, Rome, February 23-24, 2006.
2006 Pettegolezzi, maldicenze e diritti umani: il caso ‘Brumarescu vs. Romania’, paper presented at the Seminar In transizione. Percorsi etnografici nell’Europa post-socialista, University of Perugia, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, Perugia, February 9, 2006.
2005 What is human rights law for? Beyond a black-letter law account of ‘Brumarescu v. Romania’, paper presented (with Marie-Bénédicte Dembour) at the Seminar Developing Anthropology of Law in a Transnational World: Paths to International Justice, University of Sussex, Quality Hotel, Brighton, September 1-3, 2005.
2005 Pratiche di costruzione della storia in antropologia. Note a margine del dibattito Sahlins-Obeyesekere, paper presented at the Workshop Storiografia e scienze sociali: saperi disciplinari a confronto, University of Molise, Dipartimento Scienze Umane Storiche Sociali, Campobasso, May 18, 2005.
2005 De l’anthropologie politique aux politiques de l’anthropologie, Invited lecture, Institute of Political Researches, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, January 6, 2005.
2004 Corruption, Property Restitution, and Romanianness: Taking corruption seriously through ethnographic temporality, paper presented at the Mini-Workshop, The Chimera of Rechtsstaatlichkeit: Comparative Perspectives on Informality and Corruption, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, October 5, 2004.
2004 Property, Rumours, and Human Rights. The “Brumarescu vs Romania” law-case behind the stage, paper presented at the Workshop Confronting Human Rights Violations, 8th EASA Biennial Conference (Face to Face. Connecting Distance + Proximity), Vienna, September 8-12, 2004.
2004 Diritti “canonici” e diritti umani. Proprietà religiose e politiche dell’identità in Romania, paper presented at the Conference Confronto di canoni, confronto di identità. La Romania nel processo di riunificazione europea, Accademia di Romania, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, June 17-19, 2004
2004 Il tempo delle società primitive. Durkheim e l’etnografia del suo tempo, paper presented at the Workshop Rileggere Durkheim. Esperienza del tempo, categorie e solidarietà sociale, Dipartimento Istituzioni e Società, University of Perugia, Perugia, May 13-14, 2004.
2004 La “Mecque” des Gréco Catholiques de Bucarest. Partages et conflits autour de la restitution de l’église “Sfîntul Vasile-Polona”, paper presented at the Workshop Lieux de conflits, lieux de partages : les espaces et les constructions du patrimoine, 8th SIEF Conference and 3rd ADAM Conference (“Entre Autres” / “Among Others”. Rencontres et Conflits en Europe et en Méditerranée / Conflict & Encounter in European & Mediterranean Societies), Université de Provence, Faculté des Sciences St. Charles, Marselles, April 27-29, 2004.
2003 Proprietà della proprietà. Usi e abusi in Romania, Invited lecture, University of Sienne, Sienne, December 12, 2003.
2003 “Coruptie mioritica”. Immagini etnografiche della corruzione in Romania, paper presented at the Workshop Romania. Percorsi di ricerca, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, University of Perugia, Perugia, March 6, 2003.
2002 Pensieri sul “fuoco rituale” e il senso comune antropologico, paper presented at the Conference Tra Arno e Tevere. Il fuoco rituale, Museo delle Tradizioni Popolari di Canepina, Canepina (VT), September 21-22, 2002.
2002 Property Restitution and Images of Corruption in Romania, paper presented at the Workshop Behind the Stage: Towards an Anthropology of Corruption, 7th EASA Biennial Conference (Engaging the World: Theoretical, Methodological and Political Challenges for a 21st Century Anthropology), Copenhagen, August 14-17, 2002.
2001 “The Cry of Human Consciousness”. Boas, Rivet, and the Scientific International Cooperation, paper presented at the Panel Boas and European Anthropologists: Science, Politics, and Personal Ties, American Anthropological Association, 100th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 28-December 2, 2001.
2001 Marcel Mauss et les anthropologues physiques: Rivet, Verneau, et le réseau du Museum, paper presented at the International Workshop Marcel Mauss et son réseau, Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, March 23-24, 2001.
2000 Property sentiments and/as property rights. On the conflicts between tenants and landlords over house property restitution in Romania, paper presented at the Workshop Politics and Emotions in East European Communities, 6th EASA Biennial Conference (Crossing Categorial Boundaries: Religion as Politics / Politics as Religion), Cracow, July 26-29, 2000.
2000 Maurice Delafosse, administrateur colonial et ethnographe, Invited lecture, Folklore Institute, Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca, July 3, 2000.
2000 Durkheim si critica la surselor etnografice, Invited lecture, Folklore Institute, Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca, June 30, 2000.
2000 Feste e riti di Maggio nella ricerca di Arnold Van Gennep, paper presented at the Conference Il Cantamaggio ternano nel quadro dei rituali europei, Alto Patrocinio della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Cantamaggio ternano 2000, Terni, May 13, 2000.
2000 Sentimenti e diritti di proprietà. Il processo di restituzione della proprietà immobiliare in Romania, paper presented at the Workshop La ricerca antropologica in Romania. Prospettive storiche ed etnografiche, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, University of Perugia, March 9-10, 2000.
1999 Istoria etnologiei europeana. Puncte de vedere actuale. Partea II., Invited lecture, University of Bucharest, November 17, 1999.
1999 Perspectiva proprietatii, discussant paper presented at the Workshop Strategii economice si retele sociale ale gospodariei: o dinamica de “lunga durata”, University of Bucharest, November 16, 1999.
1999 Istoria etnologiei europeana. Puncte de vedere actuale. Partea I., Invited lecture, University of Bucharest, November 15, 1999.
1999 The Italian “demo-ethno-anthropological” tradition: historical insights, Invited lecture, University of Bucharest, November 10, 1999.
1999 Durkheim et la “découverte” des matériaux ethnographiques, paper presented at the International Conference Anthropologie du 21ème siécle. Projets et perspectives, 24ème Colloque GALF (Groupement des Anthropologistes de Langue Française), Sinaia (Romania), November 4-6, 1999.
1999 Al di là della proprietà. Considerazioni sulla restituzione della proprietà immobiliare in Romania, paper presented at the Workshop Missione etnologica italiana in Romania. Bilancio delle campagne di ricerca 1999, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, University of Perugia, October 25, 1999.
1999 Au de là de la mine. Observations sur quelques pratiques et stratégies economiques dans la Vallée du Jiu à partir du marché de Petrosani (Roumanie), research report presented (with C. Coros, L. Meles, V. Soflau), at the “Terrains croisés” fieldwork stage organised by the Société des Européanistes and Soros Foundation, Petrosani (Jiu Valley, Romania), July 21, 1999.
1999 Arnold van Gennep entre ethnographie et anthropologie, Invited lecture, Folklore Institute, Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca, June 30, 1999.
1999 Le coté sombre de l’ethnologie, Invited lecture, Folklore Institute, Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca, June 29, 1999.
1999 La tradition naturaliste et l’histoire de l’anthropologie en France, Invited lecture, Centre d’Ethnologie Européenne, Université Libre de Bruxelles, May 11, 1999.
1998 La casa e la proprietà. Considerazioni preliminari intorno al fenomeno della restituzione della proprietà immobiliare in Romania, paper presented at the Conference La Missione Etnologica Italiana in Romania: presentazione e bilancio, Romanian Academy, Rome, April 30, 1998.
1997 Identité et propriété en milieu urbain: locataires et propriétaires dans la Roumanie contemporaine, poster presented at the 2nd International ABA Conference Identity, Migrations, and Boundaries in the Balkans, Association for Balkan Anthropology, Bucharest, September 4-7, 1997.
1996 Maurice Delafosse entre ethnographie, sociologie et traditions populaires, paper presented at the International Conference Orientalisme et ethnographie chez Maurice Delafosse, Centre d’Études Africaines in collaboration with the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, November 7-9, 1996.
1996 Introduzione, introductory paper at the International Conference Dalle “Regole” al “Suicidio”: percorsi durkheimiani, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, October 11, 1996.
1995 Il dibattito sul meticciato, Invited lecture, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, December 21, 1995.
Al convegno di Neuchâtel, paper presented at the Conference Gli studi di storia dell’antropologia in Italia, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, October 12-14, 1995.
1993 Le terrain de Paul Rivet: questions d’histoire de l’anthropologie, Invited lecture, University of Lille 1, April 6, 1993.
1991 La “semplice domanda”: sulla raccolta delle “storie di vita” nella prospettiva ermeneutica, paper presented at the Workshop Tecnologie della documentazione antropologica, University of Sienne, October 22-23, 1991.

Grants and fellowships
Research Fellowship, University of Perugia, 1998-2003.
Visiting Lecturer Fellowship, Civic Education Project, University of Miskolc, Hungary, 1998-1999.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Perugia, 1995-1997.
Postgraduate Research Grant, Istituto Superiore Regionale Etnografico, Nuoro, Italy, 1995.
Doctoral Scholarship, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, 1990-1993.
Erasmus Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, 1992.

Languages
Italian [Native]
English [Spoken: Fluent; Written: Intermediate]
French [Spoken: Fluent; Written: Intermediate]
Romanian [Spoken: Fluent; Written: Basic]

Publications
Books
Zerilli, F.M. [Author], Diritti (e conflitti) postsocialisti. Restituzione della proprietà e etnografia della legalità in Romania, Roma, CISU [forthcoming].
Zerilli, F.M. [Co-Editor with C. Papa, G. Pizza], La ricerca antropologica in Romania. Prospettive storiche ed etnografiche, SMAC (Studi e Materiali di Antropologia Culturale), nuova serie, n. 4, Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 2003 [traduzione romena: Clusium, Cluj-Napoca, 2004].
Zerilli, F.M. [Editor], Dalle “Regole” al “Suicidio”. Percorsi durkheimiani, Lecce, Argo, 2001.
Zerilli, F.M. [Author], Il lato oscuro dell’etnologia. Il contributo dell’antropologia naturalista al processo di istituzionalizzazione degli studi etnologici in Francia, Roma, CISU, 1998.
Zerilli, F.M. [Co-Editor with C. Papa e G. Pizza], Incontri di etnologia europea. European ethnology meetings, SMAC (Studi e Materiali di Antropologia Culturale), Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 1998.

Journal special issue
Zerilli, F.M. [Editor], Non-binding coercions: Ethnographic perspectives on soft law, special section of “Focaal. Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology”, n. 56, Spring 2010.

Journal articles and book chapters
From Milk Price to Milk Value: Sardinian Sheep Herders Facing Neoliberal Restructuring [con M. Pitzalis], in Food Values in Europe, a cura di V. Siniscalchi, K. Harper, London, Bloomsbury, 2019: 79-94.
“They Cannot Teach Me How To Be a Shepherd”. Sheepherding, Neoliberalism, and Animal Welfare in Post-Peasant Sardinia [con M. Pitzalis], in Utopia and Neoliberalism. Ethnographies of rural spaces, a cura di H. Horáková, A. Boscoboinik, R. Smith, Münster, Lit Verlag, 2018: 45-65.
Expertise and adventure: In/formalization processes within EU rule of law capacity building programs [con Julie Trappe], in Informalization, a cura di A. Smart, J. Smart, F.M. Zerilli, “Anuac” Forum 6, 2, 2017: 103-108.
Movimento pastori sardi: politiche, economie, forme di socialità [con Marco Pitzalis], pp. 645-652, in Formaggio e pastoralismo in Sardegna. Storia, cultura, tradizione e innovazione, Nuoro, Ilisso, 2015 [ISBN 978-88-6202-337-5].
Pastoralismo, neoliberismo e identità di classe in Sardegna [con Marco Pitzalis], pp. 97-116, in Cose da prendere sul serio. Le antropologie di Giulio Angioni, a cura di F. Bachis e A. M. Pusceddu, Nuoro, Il Maestrale, 2015.
Extralegality [con A. Smart], pp. 222-238, in A Companion to Urban Anthropology, a cura di D. Nonini, Cambridge (MA), Blackwell Publishing, 2014.
Il giardiniere inconsapevole. Pastori sardi, retoriche ambientaliste e strategie di riconversione [con M. Pitzalis], “Culture della sostenibilità”, VI, 12/2013, pp. 149-159.
Postfazione: Un sottile filo rosso tra ricordi e appunti, pp. 261-270, in Storie di questo mondo. Percorsi di etnografia delle migrazioni, a cura di F. Bachis e A. M. Pusceddu, Roma, CISU, 2013.
“Gomorra” romanzo etnografico, pp. 161-179, in Società disonorata. Identikit multidisciplinare della criminalità organizzata italiana, a cura di A. Balzola e R. Aldemaro Barbaro, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2013.
Pastore sardu non t’arrendas como! Il Movimento pastori sardi: alterità, resistenza, complicità [con M. Pitzalis], “Rassegna italiana di sociologia”, LIV-3, luglio-settembre 2013, pp. 379-400.
Corruption and Anti-Corruption. Local Discourses and International Practices in Post-Socialist Romania, “Human Affairs. Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly”, vol. 23(2), 2013, pp. 212-229.
Gusti Dimitrie (1880-1955), pp. 316-317, in Sosyolojik dusnuce sozlugu, a cura di M. Borlandi, R. Boudon, M. Cherkaoui, B. Valade, Istamnbul, Iletisim, 2011 (trad. turca dell’originale francese).
Anthropologues, medécins, ethnographes: Arnold van Gennep et les débuts de l’ethnologie en France, pp. 165-189, in Medicine, Hygiene and Society from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century, a cura di C. B?rbulescu, A. Ciupal?, Cluj-Napoca, Editura Mega, 2011.
Gomorra: o frumoasa lectie de antropologia, “Memoria Ethnologica”, n. 38-39, ianuarie-iunie 2011 (An XI), pp. 6-19.
Casa fantomelor. Reinstituirea drepturile omului de catra curtea europeana in cazul Brumarescu v. Romania [con M.-B. Dembour], pp. 151-174, in Evacuarea fantomei. Architecturi ale supravietuiri / Evicting the ghosts. Architectures of survival, a cura di A. Serban, Bucuresti, Centrul de introspectie visuala, 2010.
“Gomorra”: una bella lezione di antropologia, “Letterature straniere &. Quaderni della Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere dell’Università degli studi di Cagliari”, vol. 12, 2010, pp. 301-313.
The rule of soft law: An introduction, “Focaal. Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology”, n. 56, Spring 2010, pp. 3-18.
Gusti Dimitrie (1880-1955), pp. 338-339, in Dictionar al gindirii sociologice, a cura di M. Borlandi, R. Boudon, M. Cherkaoui, B. Valade, Iasi, Polirom, 2009 (trad. romena dell’originale francese).
Rural-ness and the Global Language of Rights: Transylvanian “Peasants” Entering EU, pp. 659-668, in Romania Occidentala – Romania Orientala. Studii oferite lui Ion Talos la 75 de ani, a cura di A. Branda, I. Cuceu, Cluj-Napoca, EFES, 2009.
« Real Men » in Postsocialist Transition. The Greek-Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Neoliberalism in a Transylvanian Village, pp. 233-254, in Churches In-between. Greek Catholic Churches in Postsocialist Europe, a cura di S. Mahieu, V. Naumescu, Münster, LIT Verlag, 2008.
Néolibéralisme, identité locale et politiques de la foi. La construction d’une nouvelle église gréco-catholique à Mihalt (Roumanie), “Chronos. Revue d’Histoire de l’Université de Balamand”, vol. 18, 2008, pp. 87-107 [numero monografico a cura di A.-S. Vivier-Muresan].
Gli spazi culturali dell’identità. Alcune riflessioni teoriche, pp. 62-86, in Cultural Spaces and Archaic Background. Papers from the 1st Conference of Intercultural and Comparative Studies, a cura di D. Suiogan, S. Maris, C. Darabus, Baia Mare, Editura Ethnologica, 2008.
The house of ghosts: post-socialist property restitution and the European Court’s rendition of human rights in ‘Brumarescu v. Romania’ [con M.-B. Dembour], pp. 188-215, in Paths to International Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives, a cura di M.-B. Dembour, T. Kelly, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
« Le cri de la conscience humaine ». Scienza e politica nel carteggio Boas-Rivet, pp. 101-111, in Guerra e Pace, numero monografico di Letterature straniere &. Quaderni della Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere dell’Università degli studi di Cagliari, vol. 9, Cagliari, Carocci, 2007.
Dell’identità (e di alcune opposizioni binarie che non ci aiutano a comprenderne le dinamiche), pp. 77-86, in Sardegna. Un seminario sull’identità, a cura di G. Angioni, F. Bachis, B. Caltagirone, T. Cossu, Cagliari, CUEC, 2007.
Sentiments and/as property rights. Restitution and conflict in post-socialist Romania, pp. 74-94, in Postsocialism: Politics and Emotions in Central and Eastern Europe, a cura di M. Svasek, New York & Oxford, Berghahn Books, 2006.
Diritti canonici e diritti umani. Proprietà religiose e politiche dell’identità nella Romania post-socialista, pp. 143-171, in Confronto di canoni confronto di identità : la Romania nel processo di riunificazione europea, a cura di M. Mocan, “Romània Orientale”, vol. 18, 2005.
Gusti Dimitrie (1880-1955), pp. 311-312, in Dictionnaire de la pensée sociologique, a cura di M. Borlandi, R. Boudon, M. Cherkaoui, B. Valade, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2005.
Corruption, Property Restitution, and Romanianness, pp. 83-99, in Corruption. Anthropological perspectives, a cura di D. Haller, C. Shore, London, Pluto Press, 2005.
« Du déménagement comme coupure épistémologique ». Durkheim and ethnographical sources, in La sociologie durkheimienne : tradition et actualité. À Philippe Besnard in memoriam, textes et études réunis par M. Borlandi et G. Busino, “Revue européenne des sciences sociales. Cahiers Vilfredo Pareto”, t. XLII, n. 129, 2004, pp. 349-361.
Jucand (cu) mita. Imagini etnografice ale coruptiei in Romania, pp. 269-300, Cercetarea antropologica in Romania. Perspective istorice si etnografice, a cura di C. Papa, G. Pizza, F.M. Zerilli, Cluj-Napoca, Clusium, 2004.
Playing (with) bribery. Ethnographic images of corruption from Romania, pp. 275-308, in La ricerca antropologica in Romania. Prospettive storiche ed etnografiche, a cura di C. Papa, G. Pizza, F.M. Zerilli, SMAC (Studi e Materiali di Antropologia Culturale), nuova serie, n. 4, Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 2003.
Prezentare, pp. 9-22, in Cercetarea antropologica in Romania. Perspective istorice si etnografice, a cura di C. Papa, G. Pizza, F.M. Zerilli, Cluj-Napoca, Clusium, 2004.
Presentazione, pp. 7-21, in La ricerca antropologica in Romania. Prospettive storiche ed etnografiche, a cura di C. Papa, G. Pizza, F.M. Zerilli, SMAC (Studi e Materiali di Antropologia Culturale), nuova serie, n. 4, Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 2003.
Sentiments and/as property rights. Restitution and conflict in post-socialist Romania, “Focaal. European Journal of Anthropology”, n. 39, 2002, pp. 57-71.
Durkheim e la questione delle fonti etnografiche, pp. 185-217, in Dalle “Regole” al “Suicidio”. Percorsi durkheimiani, a cura di F.M. Zerilli, Lecce, Argo, 2001.
Introduzione: Durkheim e l’Italia. Note per una ricerca, pp. 7-22, in Dalle “Regole” al “Suicidio”. Percorsi durkheimiani, a cura di F.M. Zerilli, Lecce, Argo, 2001.
Identité et proprieté en milieu urbain: locataires et propriétaires dans la Roumanie contemporaine, “Yearbook of the Romanian Society of Cultural Anthropology / Annuaire de la Société d’Anthropologie Culturelle de Roumanie”, vol. I, 1998, pp. 165-170.
Maurice Delafosse, entre science et action, pp. 144-165 [testo e note]; pp. 291-296 [bibl.], in Maurice Delafosse. Entre orientalisme et ethnographie: l’itinéraire d’un africaniste (1870-1926), a cura di J.-L. Amselle, E. Sibeud, Paris, Maisonneuve et Larose, 1998.
Etnografia e etnologia al congresso di Arnold van Gennep (Neuchâtel, 1-5 giugno 1914), “La ricerca folklorica”, n. 37, aprile 1998, pp. 143-152.
The History of Anthropology in Writings, Lives, and Contexts, “Europæa. Journal des Européanistes / Journal of Europeanists”, vol. IV-1, 1998, pp. 209-219.
Scritti, vite, contesti. Contributi recenti di storia dell’antropologia, “Etnosistemi. Processi e dinamiche culturali”, anno V, n. 5, gennaio 1998, pp. 149-153.
Introduction (con C. Papa e G. Pizza), pp. 7-23, in Incontri di etnologia europea / European ethnology meetings, a cura di C. Papa, G. Pizza, F.M. Zerilli, SMAC, Studi e Materiali di Antropologia Culturale, nuova serie, n. 1, Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 1998.
Il dibattito sul meticciato. “Biologico” e “sociale” nell’antropologia francese del primo Novecento, “Archivio per l’Antropologia e la Etnologia”, vol. CXXV, 1995, pp. 237-273.
Il Questionnaire sur les métis della “Société d’Anthropologie de Paris” (1908), “La ricerca folklorica”, n. 32, ottobre 1995, pp. 95-104.
La coscienza delle scienze dell’uomo. Il carteggio Boas-Rivet (1919-1941), “Il Mondo 3”, anno II, n. 1, aprile 1995, pp. 390-404.
Il terreno ecuadoriano di Paul Rivet: antropologia, linguistica, etnografia, “Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, 2. Studi Storico-Antropologici”, Università degli Studi di Perugia, vol. XXIX-XXX, n.s. vol. XV-XVI, 1991/92-1992/93, pp. 351-396.

Book reviews
M. Sahlins (What Kinship Is – And Is Not, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2013, 110 p.), “Revue européenne des sciences sociales”, 53, 2, 2015, pp. 282-285 [URL: http://ress.revues.org/3168].
G. Gaillard (Dictionnaire des ethnologues et des anthropologues), “Erreffe. La ricerca folklorica”, n. 45, aprile 2002, pp. 143-145.
S. Puccini (Il corpo, la mente e le passioni), “Erreffe. La ricerca folklorica”, n. 44, ottobre 2001, pp. 139-141.
H. F. Vermeulen, A. Alvarez Roldan (Fieldwork and Footnotes. Studies in the History of European Anthropology), “Rivista di Antropologia”, vol. 75, 1997, pp. 217-219.
A. Van Gennep (Les Demi-Savants), “Ossimori. Periodico di antropologia e scienze umane”, n. 8, I semestre 1996, pp. 9-10.
W. Stoczkowski (Anthropologie naïve anthropologie savante. De l’origine de l’homme et des idées reçues), “Rivista di Antropologia”, vol. 73, 1995, pp. 353-355.
C. Bianco (Dall’evento al documento), “L’Uomo. Società, Tradizione, Sviluppo”, vol. II, n.s., n. 2, 1989, pp. 273-274.
H. Lebovics (True France), “Gradhiva”, n. 14, 1993 [Paris, Jean-Michel Place], pp. 120-122.
E. Guggino (Un pezzo di terra di cielo), “L’Uomo. Società, Tradizione, Sviluppo”, vol. I, n.s., nn. 1/2, 1988, pp. 268-269.
F. Ferrarotti (La storia e il quotidiano), “L’Uomo. Società, Tradizione, Sviluppo”, vol. I, n.s., nn. 1/2, 1988, pp. 266-267.

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