About

Hi, my name is Lorenzo Vianelli and I am a researcher who is interested in migration, borders, asylum, and more generally on human mobility and the attempts to govern it. My work is interdisciplinary and cuts across political and human geography, sociology, political science, and anthropology. In terms of theoretical positioning, I have been influenced by the work of Michel Foucault and by the approach of the Autonomy of Migration.

I graduated from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2008, then I worked in the field of migration and asylum for a few years, notably supporting asylum seekers and refugees in a northern Italian town. In 2013, I moved to the UK where I obtained a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick in 2018. After the PhD, I was a postdoctoral research associate in the H2020 project CEASEVAL at the University of Luxembourg and in the ERC-funded project ASYFAIR at the University of Exeter. In January 2020, I joined again the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Luxembourg, where I led the H2020 project CONDISOBS, which was funded by an H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

I am a member of the Association Asilo in Europa, which I had the pleasure to manage between December 2017 and April 2022.

My list of publications, many of which are open access, is available here. More information about my past professional experiences is available here. You can find a list of past talks and presentations here. My Google Scholar profile is here.

If you want to get in touch, please drop a message at info@condisobs.eu