Zaira Tiziana Lofranco

Zaira Tiziana Lofranco teaches advanced cultural anthropology at the State University of Milan.

She finished her PhD in Anthropology and Analysis of Cultural Transformations at the Oriental University of Naples. Her main research interests lie in (urban) anthropology in the context of geopolitical, and socio-economic transformations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was research fellow in the EU ANTICORRP project, where she carried out an ethnography of corruption practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s public employment system. She also participated in the EU-project “Eastbordnet: remaking Eastern borders in Europe” during which she focused on money and borders. Her current research focuses on the Sarajevo urban area where she studies the financialization of everyday life in post-war neoliberalism. She had been visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for social anthropology (Halle) and Research fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies in Graz (Austria) where she worked on the financial dimension of Europeanization in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

She is author of book chapters and articles on these topics and co-editor of an edited volume on Italian anthropological research in Southeastern Europe.

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