Author Archives: Maurizio Albahari

About Maurizio Albahari

Maurizio Albahari is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World's Deadliest Border (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). Recent essays on refugee and migrant mobility, as well as on related forms of civic and scholarly engagement, have appeared in Social Research, Anthropology Today, Anthropology News, Anthropology Now, Anthropological Quarterly, and on the Cultural Anthropology webpage.

Beyond Europe, Borders Adrift

“Quite frankly, I don’t remember whether we committed suicide that night or not.”1 Borges’s imaginative realism evokes the surrealist nonchalance of Italian and European Union (EU) politicians as they recursively chase an immigration agreement with Libya.2 Such an agreement, seeking to contain purportedly unwanted African emigration, was most recently formalized in February 2017. It has been resurfacing on the European horizon since 2004, when “Leader of the Revolution” Muammar Gaddafi was a sought-after business partner, and then again in 2012, following his demise. Italian and Continue reading → Continue reading →