Osvaldo Costantini is a graduate in Cultural Anthropology at Sapienza – University of Rome, with an interest in migratory narratives and daily practices among Eritrean Refugees in Rome. He obtained a Ph.D from Sapienza – University of Rome, where he carried a research among Eritrean and Ethiopian Pentecostals in Rome. His focus was on the ways in which Pentecostal language allows people to confront the difficulties and the uncertainties of their lives within given power structure and the relationship between conversion to Pentecostalism and the political past of the two countries. He is visiting researcher at Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento.
His main research interests are in the fields of Migration, Religion, Pentecostalism, Horn of Africa Studies, Religious cure, refugee studies, Witchcraft and Traditional medicine. He worked as cultural mediator with a reception center in Southern Sicily for 11 months, and in the last 6 months he was working as consultant for IOM (International Organization for Migration) and as translator, guide and consultant for an US NGO (The American Team for Displaced Eritreans) in a short survey in Eastern Sicily. He joined ISR’s research team in December 2016 as visiting researcher. His short project is about surveying all the institutions, NGO, associations, religious congregations (both Italian and diasporic) that work in Trento area in the field of migration.
May 31, 2018Conclusions: tomatoes at 99 centsThe conclusions of the end of the HEADING "The European Migration Government" curated by Osvaldo Costantini, associate researcher at the Center for Religious Sciences of FBK. Co-author of the article: Daniela Galiè
March 27, 2018From the hotspot to the street. The story of two women from ComorosLast episode of the column by Osvaldo Costantini on the European migration government
February 23, 2018Stories of (induced) marginalityThe dynamics of reception produce illegality and vulnerability that push people to accept to be exploited
January 10, 2018Ventimiglia between official reception and informal waysThe stakes in the dialectic between surveillance and resistance
November 29, 2017God’s will for a better lifeFrom Ventimiglia to Taranto together with Biniam: the fourth appointment with the headline on the European governance of migration.
November 3, 2017The Maritime AlpsStories of rejection and "spaces of exception" at the Italo-French Border
October 4, 2017Hotspot hemisphereLegal ambiguity of the European migration governance
October 4, 2017How Is Europe Governing MigrationDeported, rejected, detained migrants. On the Road survey to get to know the migratory paths that lead to Italy and the open challenges
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