My current research lies within global perspectives on the anthropology of trauma. The title of the project is ‘Youth conflict-related trauma among generations: An ethnography on the relationship between health and society in the post-conflict Northern Ireland’. I am looking at how the discourse on trauma is shaped at different levels and by different actors (i.e. practitioners) in this context, and how it is related to other factors, such as poverty and unemployment, class and gender, and social inequalities. Medical anthropological concepts as the continuum of violence and the politics of victimhood are the lens through which this project is conceived. A major focus is also on the role of transgenerational trauma.
Conflict and Peace Studies
Anthropology of Trauma
Ethnopsychiatry, anthropology of mental illness, PTSD
Body and embodiment
Mexico, Northern Ireland
Nahuas, blood, indigenous conceptions, traditional healing
health care systems, social inequalities
residential segregation and divided space
structural and symbolic Violence, politics of victimhood, continuum of violence
Awards and Scholarships
MEIM Travel Fund 2013
MEIM Travel Fund 2014
‘Le Ragunanze’ Award 2015
Degree Plus Award 2016
EASA Travel Fund 2017
ESRC NINE DTP Doctoral Studentship 2017-2021
EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Fellowship 2017-2020 (declined)
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