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Barbara Faedda

Adjunct Assistant Professor
The Italian Academy
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Barbara Faedda
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Columbia University



Barbara Faedda is the Associate Director of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in Legal Anthropology and Social Science from the "S. Orsola Benincasa" University in Naples after studying at "La Sapienza"University of Rome where she received her Laurea in Lettere. She has also studied at the Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law in Paris, Cornell Law School, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and at Boston University as a visiting scholar in 2002 and 2003. She is co-author of the book Luoghi di frontiera. Antropologia delle mediazioni and author of I mille volti della moda, and is a contributor to various books and manuscripts from Il Mulino and other publishers. Her recent publications include: “Neurolaw: come le neuroscienze potrebbero cambiare l’antropologia giuridica”, in Antropologia giuridica. Etnografie e temi attuali, A.De Lauri ed., Mondadori Universita’ 2013; "Emozioni e paure. Come la politica utilizza l'Altro", in Politica ed emozioni nella storia d'Italia dal 1848 ad oggi, P.Morris, F.Ricatti, M.Seymour, eds., Viella 2012; “L’immigration law statunitense”, with L. Melchionna, in Regioni, Immigrazione e Diritti Sociali, Rossi E., Biondi Dal Monte F., Vrenna M., eds., Scuola Superiore S. Anna of Pisa, Il Mulino 2012; and "We are not racists, but we do not want immigrants", in Integration, Globalization and Racialization: Theories and Perspectives on Immigration, J.Capetillo, G.Jacobs, P.Kretsedemas, eds., Routledge 2012. Her professional background also includes experience in an Italian high-fashion firm in Rome from 1996 to 1998 and a research interest in advertising, food, and visual culture. Dr. Faedda lectured at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, the University of Pisa, the University of Bergamo, the Interior Ministry School of Administration, and the Department of Families and Social Policy of the Municipality of Rome. She is currently working on a manuscript on the Somali Italian minority.


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