Organisation och personal

Mirko Pasquini

doktorand vid Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi, Kulturantropologiska avdelningen

Thunbergsvägen 3 H
Box 631
751 26 UPPSALA

Nyckelord: material culture medical anthropology vulnerability emergency construction global health body theory

Mina kurser


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September 2016

Doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Uppsala and member of the "Engaging Vulnerability" project:

2014-2015 (academic year): 

Master in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at the University of Bologna (third session of graduation, march 17th 2016) (research interests: medical anthropology), title of the dissertation: “Beyond Mental Health, Bodies, Objects and Efficacy. An Ethnography of a Sewing Workshop”,  graduate full marks with honors.

August 2014- December 2014 (Overseas study period): 

Winner of the “Overseas” scholarship to study abroad at “Indiana University” of Bloomington IN, USA.

April 2014- June 2014: 

Course on Primary Health Care (PHC), certification of attendance and contribution to the C.S.I. (Center for international Health of Bologna) 

Febburary 2012: 

Visual Anthropology field research “Sardegna 2012, il Carnevale Barbaricino” with I.R.F.O.S.S. (Institution for Research and Formation on Social Sciences). 

2009- 2013: 

Bachelor degree in “Anthropological Science” the University of Bologna (research interests: medical anthropology), title of the dissertation: “The Improper Health, Social Problems in The Emergency Department”, graduate full marks with honors 


The construction of the “improper user” in the Triage process of an Emergency Department in Northern Italy. 


My ethnographic research aims at addressing the construction of the “improper user” and the role of the glass barrier in the triage process of an Emergency Department in Northern Italy. This location is a unique spot of observation where fights between biomedical criteria and grassroots health needs literally explode, especially when emergent urban vulnerabilities, in particular due to the economic crisis, are bounded together into the same category of illegitimate users.

Here begins a broader re-appropriation of the central hospital structure by the local identities, which are unhinging the standardized organization of time to build a space for their social needs. Moreover, I will engage this creative space of interaction as a possible path towards empowerment and self-affirmation. My project will analyze vulnerability as capable of highlighting social injustice and advocating claims from a broader part of society.


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