Irene Peano

Irene Peano (PhD Cambridge 2011) is an anthropologist who has held post-doctoral fellowship positions at the University of Bologna (Marie Curie) and at the University of Bucharest. For more than ten years, her research has been exploring the labour exploitation of migrants, with a focus on sex work and agricultural work, and different forms of resistance to migratory and labour regimes. Her research has been developing within an active participation in social struggles. She has conducted fieldwork in Nigeria, Italy and Romania. In the Colour of Labour project, she is directly involved with the field of Italy and Romania, addressing the co-production of racialised and gendered subjectivities, spaces, public discourses and supply chains, and their genealogies.

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