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Simon Mastrangelo

Email: simon.mastrangelo(at)unine.ch

Phone: +41327183966

Office: 2.317

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Research fields

Undocumented migrations; Digital Ethnography; Political Engagement; History and Sociology of Religions; Middle East and North Africa

 

Education

2017

PhD in Social Sciences (Anthropology) – University of Lausanne

Dissertation entitled: “Disappointments and Hopes. Representations of Migrations and Claims by the Tunisian harraga” (under the supervision of Prof. Monika Salzbrunn)

Recently published: book entitled 'Émigrer en quête de dignité'

2013

Master of Arts (History of religions) – University of Geneva

Master’s dissertation on the legacy of the Orientalist Louis Massignon

2011

Bachelor of Arts (Egyptology & History of religions) – University of Geneva

 

Professional Experience

2020 –

Postdoctoral Researcher within the framework of the SNF Project 'An Improbable Commitment? Explaining Naturalized Citizens’ Political Engagement in the Swiss Social-Democratic Party and the Swiss People’s Party' (Leader of the project: Prof. Gianni D'Amato)

Also: scientific coordinator at the research center 'Territory, Diversity and Migration' (School of Social Work - HES-SO)

2018 – 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher within the framework of the Interfaculty Research Cooperation (IRC) on religious conflicts and coping strategies: "The Use and Abuse of the Israel-Palestine Conflict” (University of Bern).

2018 – 2019

Associated Researcher at Swisspeace. In charge of a mandate on the use of digital tools and social media for research in peacebuilding and mediation.

2013 – 2017

PhD Candidate working within the framework of the SNF project « Undocumented Mobility (Tunisia-Switzerland) and Digital-Cultural Resources after the “Arab Spring” » (under the supervision of Prof. Monika Salzbrunn - University of Lausanne).

2016

Work-experience as an assistant on the SNF Project “(In)visible Islam in the City: (Im)material Expressions of Muslim Practices within Urban Settings” (under the supervision of Prof. Monika Salzbrunn – University of Lausanne).

 

List of Publications

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