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Doctoral researcher
Spoken languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch
Areas of expertise
  • Urban segregation
  • Radical geography
  • Social inequalities
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Informal economy
  • Performance studies


Chiara Feliciani completed her BA in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London and went on to study her MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology at KU Leuven. She has also has acquired different experiences in documentary photography and filmmaking outside of her academic trajectory. She has experiences on the field in both in the South of Italy and Peru. Her interest lays in exclusion and stigmatisation of communities and their 'informal' and moral economies; ranging from indigenous rural communities to inhabitants of poor urban areas.

Her current research is part of a collaborative project at the Institute, which takes places between the Mediterranean cities of Naples, Marseille and Algeciras. Her personal research will take place in Naples, where she will look at the crisis faced by the discourse of a 'Culture of Lawfulness' in education and youth justice initiatives actives in stigmatised areas of the city. She hopes, drawing from experiences in the past, to bring in elements of participatory theatre and popular education to her research, as well as the production of audiovisual material.