Alice Bellagamba

Alice Bellagamba teaches Political Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Milan-Bicocca, where she directs the Doctoral Program in Cultural and Social Anthropology (DACS). Her expertise in the field of African Studies includes research in Tanzania (1988, 1989), the Gambia and Southern Senegal (from 1992 to present) on health, memories of colonialism, the legacies of slavery and international migrations. From 2013 to 2018 she led the ERC Project 313737 “Shadows of Slavery in West Africa and Beyond: A Historical Anthropology”. Currently, she is the PI of “Genealogies of African Freedom” (PRIN 2017), a coordinated research project that brings together specialists of African Studies, political philosophy and sociology from the Universities of Milan-Bicocca, Pavia, Bologna and Turin. Together with Sandra E. Greene and Martin A. Klein, she is the co-author of African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade, Cambridge University Press (vol. 1 2013, The Sources; vol. 2, 2016: Essays on Sources and Method)

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