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Research areas

I work at the intersection of cultural and medical anthropology, phenomenology of the body and illness, arts and health, dance and performance studies, and embodied cognition. My work focuses on the human body as socio-cultural phenomenon, as an expressive, artistic and creative device, and the mean by which we make sense and experience the world.

Students Supervision

I welcome graduate and post-graduate students who are planning to work on projects related to socio-cultural aspects of embodiment, dance and performance practices, arts and health, illness experience, enthnographic, auto-ethnographic, artbased research and visual methods. 

Research interests

Anthropology of the body

Illness and cancer experience

Dance and performing arts

Cognitive Ecologies

Ethnography and Auto-ethnography




Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Science, PhD, Stage Presence in Dance: A Cognitive Ecological Ethnographic Approach, Macquarie University

Nov 2013Nov 2019

Award Date: 16. Apr 2020

Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Master of Arts, The Embodied Heterotopia in Cancer Experience: Discourses, Practices and Enactments of Disease, University of Bologna

Oct 2010Nov 2012

Award Date: 20. Nov 2012

Visual Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Sept 2008Oct 2009

Award Date: 2. Nov 2009

Research areas

  • Anthropological Methods
  • Ethnography
  • Auto-ethnography
  • Participant Observation
  • Cultural Forms of Expression
  • Dance
  • Movement Practices
  • Phenomenology
  • Phenomenology of the Body
  • Phenomenology of Illness
  • Philosophy and Cognition
  • Cognitive Ethnography
  • Cognitive Ecology
  • Performance
  • Performing Arts


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