Luca Queirolo Palmas

Director. Associate professor

Dipartimento di Scienze della Formazione

Genova. Corso Podestà, 2

Luca Queirolo Palmas is Professor in Sociology of Migration and Visual Sociology at Genoa University. Co-director of Mondi Migranti, Journal of Studies and Research on International Migrations,  He directed several European projects on gangs, youth cultures, borders and migrations. He has been visiting professor in Barcelona, Quito, New York, San José de Costa Rica, Paris,  and Tunis. 

Current positions

  • Since 2014

    Associate Professor (Professore associato) in Sociology of Cultural and Media Processes

    School of Social Sciences / Department of Education Studies, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Since 2016

    Scientific Advisory Board: TRANSGANG, ERC-2016-Adg

  • Since 2020

    Associate Member of the Équipe Monde Arabe et Méditerranée (EMAM)

    CNRS, CITERES UMR7324, Université de Tours, France

Selected publications

  • 2021. Frontera Sur: Behind and beyond the fences of 2Ceuta and Melilla. Ethnography. 22(4):451-473. 

  • 2021. (with Giliberti, L.) The hole, the corridor and the landings: reframing Lampedusa through the COVID-19 emergency. Ethnic and Racial Studies. ISSN :1466-4356. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2021.1953558.

  • 2021. (with Giliberti, L. &  Flippi, D.) From Lampedusa to the Susa Valley: solidarity networks in two border battlegrounds. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 26, 5: 608-626. ISSN: 1354-571X. DOI: 10.1080/1354571X.2021.1953776.

  • 2021. ‘Filming (With) Gangs: An Essay on Visual Sociology in Barcelona’. In International Handbook of Critical Gang Studies edited by D. Brotherton and R. Gu., London: Routledge

  • 2021. ‘”Now is the real Jungle!” Institutional hunting and migrants’ survival after the eviction of the Calais camp. Society and Space.

  • 2021. (with F. Rahola). ‘The work of Knotting’. In Debordering Europe, edited by L. Amigoni et al., Palgrave-MacMillan: London, New York. 

  • 2020. ‘Per un altro spettacolo di confine’. In Abitare la frontiera. Lotte neo-rurali e solidarietà ai migranti sul confine franco-italiano, by L. Giliberti, Verona: Ombre Corte.

  • 2020. (with F. Rahola). Underground Europe. Lungo Le Rotte Migranti. Milano: Meltemi.

  • 2020. ‘Exploring a Solidarity Route: Cultural Artefacts, Art Interventions and Encounters on the French-Italian Border’. Journal of Modern Italian Studies.
  • 2020. (with L. Giliberti). ‘Solidarities in Transit on the French–Italian Border: Ethnographic Accounts from Ventimiglia and the Roya Valley’. In Migration, Borders and Citizenship: Between Policy and Public Spheres, edited by M. Ambrosini, M. Cinalli, and D. Jacobson, 109–40. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • 2020. ‘Back to the Sicilian Landing Site: Exploring a Borderland through a Refugee Gaze’. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.
  • 2019. ‘At the Borders of the European Fortress: “Rizki”, Being a Young Migrant in Ceuta and Melilla’. Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 11: 62–84.
  • 2018. (with L. Stagi). ‘Wearing a Veil. Gender and Generations in Post Revolution Tunisia’. Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 10 (2): 9–23.
  • 2018. (with L. Stagi). Winou El Shabab: Images of Transformations between the Two Shores of the Mediterranean. Genova: Genova University Press.
  • 2018. (with J. Sebag, J. Durand, C. Louveau, L. Stagi). Sociologie Visuelle et Filmique. Le Point de Vue Dans La Vie Quotidienne. Immagin-Azioni Sociali. Genoa: Genova University Press.
  • 2017. (with L. Stagi). Dopo La Rivoluzione: Paesaggi Giovanili e Sguardi Di Genere Nella Tunisia Contemporanea. Prima edizione. Etnografie 5. Verona: Ombre corte.

  • 2017. Cómo Se Construye Un Enemigo Público: Las Bandas Latinas: Una Etnografía Del Estado. 1a. edición. Útiles 18. Madrid: Traficantes de Sueños.

  • 2017. ‘Tra Le Macerie Della Jungle Di Calais. Reperti Da Una Battaglia’. [In the Ruins of the Calais Jungle. Traces of a Battle.] Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, no. 3: 453–70.
  • 2017. ‘Nuit Debout. Transiti, Connessioni e Contestazioni Negli Accampamenti Urbani Dei Rifugiati a Parigi’. [Nuit Debout. Transits, Connections and Contestations in Refugee Urban Makeshift Camps in Paris.] MONDI MIGRANTI, no. 2: 207–27.
  • 2016. ‘Gangs in the Latino Atlantic. La Raza Latina, Transnationalism and Generations’. In Youth, Space and Time. Agoras and Chronotopes in the Global City, by C. Feixa, C. Leccardi, and P. Nilan. Youth in a Globalizing World 3. Brill.
  • 2015. ‘The Policies and Policing of Gangs in Contemporary Spain. An Ethnography of a Bureaucratic Field of the State’. Sociologica, no. 2/2015.
  • 2014. ‘Bandas Fuera! Escuela, espacio público y exclusión’. [Gangs out! School, Public Space and Exclusion.] Revista Española de Sociologia 21: 25–46.

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Jacopo Anderlini

    Project: Borderlands

    University of Genoa
  • Davide Filippi

    Project: De-bordering activities and citizenship from below of asylum seekers in Italy. Policies, practices, people

    University of Genoa
  • Luca Giliberti

    Project: De-bordering activities and citizenship from below of asylum seekers in Italy. Policies, practices, people

    University of Genoa

PhD Students

  • Livio Amigoni

    The struggle for movement: Sudanese forced migration, refugee choices and support networks.

    University of Genoa
  • Nina Bacchini

    La ville et ses frontières: tactiques migrantes et ethnographie participante

    University of Genoa, Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • Silvia Di Meo

    Rotte migratorie tra Tunisia e Sicilia: strategie di mobilità dei migranti dentro le reti mediterranee di resistenza

    University of Genoa
  • David Gamet

    Parcours de l’actualité, pour une sociologie visuelle des réthorique habitantes.

    Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Nadia Chaouch

    Undocumented migration, gender and social representations: the case of Tunisina women

    Université de Tunis
  • Antonino Milotta

    Arts and migrations

    University of Genoa
  • Guillaume Giffard

    Cinéma en luttes(s): a research-creation essay

    Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Luca Daminelli

    Frontiere temporali. Soggettività migranti nello spazio-tempo europeo contemporaneo. Co-tutored with Federico Rahola

    University of Genoa

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