Irene Falconieri
Irene FalconieriAnthropology
Her research…

I obtained my PhD in Anthropology and Historical-Linguistic Studies at the University of Messina (2013), and since 2018 I have been a research fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania, lecturer in Cultural Anthropology in the courses for the achievement of 24 CFU and member of the technical-scientific commission of the Italian National Professional Association of Anthropology (Anpia). As part of my doctoral studies, I was involved in risk and disaster analysis, conducting ethnographic research that has been included in the monographic text “Smottamenti. Disastri, politiche pubbliche e cambiamento sociale in un comune siciliano” (CISU, 2017). Since 2012, my research has focused on criminal proceedings initiated following the occurrence of natural disasters (“Forseeable yet unforseen events: Ethnography of a trial for unpremeditated disaster”, in Archivio Antropologico del Mediterraneo, XIX, 18, 2, 2016) and currently within the PRIN project “Eco-frictions of the Anthropocene”, where I conduct ethnographic research in an area of eastern Sicily focusing, on the one hand, on the study of judicial events related to environmental crimes, with particular reference to criminal proceedings concluded or still ongoing, and, on the other, to related phenomena of corruption and organized crime.