The work of Giulia Gonzales explores issues of collective boundary-making and ethnicity, mobility, space, and everyday politics. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology, ‘Mobility, Politics, and Ambiguity among Kel Tamasheq in Bamako’ (University of Torino, 2016-2019), which focuses on everyday life, discourses on crisis and its effects on nomadic-pastoralist practices by Kel Tamasheq urban subjects in Bamako. This work followed her previous research on questions of nationalism, belonging, and forced migration among Kel Tamasheq refugees in Burkina Faso (M.Phil. in Development Studies, Oxford University, 2013-2015).
Her project for the Max Weber Fellowship, ‘Emerging (Dis)Connections. Crisis, (im)mobilities and citizenship: navigating uncertainties among Kel Tamasheq in Bamako’ will reconsider her Ph.D. project, emphasising the making and unmaking of connections by Kel Tamasheq within and beyond Bamako as ways to embrace current socio-economic and political uncertainties, and as processes of state-formation within a globalised world.
Giulia has also worked on issues of (forced) migration in Europe with projects focusing on receptions of health services by third communities (CeSPI, 2013), and connectivity and mobility, TRAFIG Project (FIERI, 2020-2021), and in these fields, she teaching experience (to institutional actors and the third sector).