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Mr Valerio Colosio

Post:Research student (Anthropology)
Email:vc70@sussex.ac.uk
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Biography

I am currently a PhD student of Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. I have started my PhD research on October 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Elizabeth Harrison and Prof. Evan Killick. Since May 2014 my PhD research is part of the broader “Shadows of Slavery in West Africa and Beyond. A Historical Anthropology” (http://shadowsofslavery.org/) project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC grant 313737) and implemented by the University of Milan – Bicocca. The coordinator of this project, Prof. Alice Bellagamba, is co-supervising my research. 

Before starting the PhD programme, I have achieved an MA in Anthropology at the University of Milan - Bicocca in 2009, with a dissertation on the role of traditional authorities in development project in the district of Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana; and an MSc in Anthropology and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012, with a dissertation on the capacity of peasants to affect rural development policies in Korhogo district, Ivory Coast. I have also worked in different NGO projects in Chad between 2010 and 2013, spending there a total of 16 months.

Role

PhD student in Social Anthropology.

Qualifications

BA in Philosophy, achieved at the University of Milan on May 2006

MA in Anthropology, achieved at the University of Milan - Bicocca on July 2009

MSc in Anthropology and Development, achieved at the London School of Economics and Politics on November 2012