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School of Politics and International Relations

Benedetta Zocchi

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Research Topic: Frontiers of Immobility - Illegalised Migration, Violence and Coloniality at the Margins of Europe

Supervisors: Prof Engin Isin, and Dr Rachel Humphris

Research Interests: Postcolonialism, coloniality, critical mobility, illegalised migration, othering discourses and practices in Europe

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics - LUISS Guido Carli University 2013-2016
  • MPhil International Relations – DPIR- University of Oxford 2016-2018
  • Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar – Mobile People: Mobility as a Way of Life 2019-2022

Work Experience:

  • Research Collaborator- ‘Memory of Mobility, Mobility of Memory’, (2019) - Research project based at CES University of Coimbra
  • Junior Researcher –ILIESI (Istituto Per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e Storia delle Idee) (2019)
  • Research Associate – CIRSFID. Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna (2018)
  • Teaching Assistant – Department of Political Science, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna (2018)


  • Zocchi, B. ‘Necropolitica’ in ‘Lessico della Crisi e del Possibile. Cento Lemmi per Praticare il Presente’ (2019) edited by Dubosc, E. SEB27, Torino
  • Zocchi, B. (2019) ‘Italian Colonialism in the Making of National Consciousness: Representations of African Natives’, "Storicamente", 15 (2019), no. 7. DOI: 10.12977/stor754

Twitter: @ZocchiBenedetta