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Antonio De Lauri

Research Professor, Coordinator; Humanitarianism and Borders

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Anthropologist with interest in legal anthropology, freedom, war, humanitarianism

Antonio De Lauri holds a PhD in "Human Sciences: Anthropology of the Contemporary" (2010). He has conducted research in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Europe and has published on issues related to legal reconstruction, human rights, injustice, corruption, judicial practice, war, forms of extreme dependence, freedom, borders, and humanitarianism. 

From 2014 to 2016 Antonio was lecturer of Cultures and Societies of the Middle East at the University of Milan-Bicocca. In 2012/2013 he was Rechtskulturen fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien (Humboldt University and Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), having previously been a recipient of the Fernand Braudel International Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris). In 2010 he was visiting scholar at the Department of Anthropology of Columbia University (New York).

Antonio is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Public Anthropologist and the Series Editor of Berghahn Books "Humanitarianism and Security". He is co-director of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies and co-convener of the Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN) of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).