Alexander Ephrussi

PhD Researcher in Anthropology and Sociology
Spoken languages
French, English, German, Dari, Icelandic
Areas of expertise
  • Anthropology of Migration
  • Afghan migration

PhD Thesis


Title: The Many Faces of Home: Law and Affect among Afghans on the Move

PhD Supervisor: Alessandro Monsutti

Expected completion date: 2025




Alexander Ephrussi is a doctoral student at the Graduate Institute, Geneva since September 2021. He holds a master’s degree in social and cultural anthropology from the University College London acquired in 2018 with a thesis in anthropology of migration about Afghan migrations to Germany since 2015. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Oxford in 2016, reading anthropology and archaeology.


Fellowships, Grants and Awards


  • Swiss Government Exellence Scholarship (FCS) 2021
  • Sekforde Trust Scholarship 2017
  • Donald Fergusson Award 2015