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Cristiana Giordano

Cristiana Giordano

Associate Professor, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2006

321 Young Hall Department of Anthropology
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616, USA

Fax: (530) 752-8885

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  • Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 am- 12:00 pm, or by appointment


  1. 2006, Ph.D., Anthropology, UC Berkeley
  2. 2001, M.A., Anthropology, UC Berkeley
  3. 1996, B.A., Philosophy, Università di Pavia (Italy)



Anthropology and Theater in Conversation: Anthropology 210 - Fall 2015


Medical and psychological anthropology; psychoanalysis; ethno-psychiatry; subjectivity; theories of translation; migration; human rights; citizenship; anthropology of the state and the law; Italy, Europe, and the Mediterranean.


Selected Work

Migrants in Translation. Caring and the Logics of Difference in Contemporary Italy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

"Translating Fanon in the Italian Context: Rethinking the Ethics of Treatment in Psychiatry." In Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol.48, No.3, July 2011.

"Practices of Translation and the Making of Migrant Subjectivities in Contemporary Italy." In American Ethnologist, Vol.35, No. 4, November 2008.

"Reflections on Translation in Between the Clinic and Anthropology." In Taliani, S. and Vacchiano, F. (eds.), Altri corpi. Antropologia ed etnopsicologia della migrazione, Edizioni Unicopoli, Milano, 2006.

"Perdersi e ritrovarsi: qualche riflessione sui percorsi della soggettività." InOltrecorrente. Rivista di filosofia, No. 6, December 2002.


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