Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Elena Zambelli is a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she works on an ERC-funded research project on the regulation of race and intimacy in contemporary Europe (http://euromixproject.nl/). She has a PhD in Gender Studies (SOAS), which she obtained with a dissertation exploring women’s subjectification and agency in contexts where the boundaries between intimacy and the market were blurred. Her research interests cover the anthropology of gender and sexuality, the sociology of work and the body, critical race theory, migration, and the Middle East and North Africa. Her latest article is ‘Between a curse and a resource: the meanings of women’s racialized sexuality in contemporary Italy’, that is part of the Special Issue ‘Sexuality and Power in contemporary Italy: subjectivities between gender norms, agency and social transformation’, co-edited together with Arianna Mainardi and Andrea Hayek for Modern Italy (CUP).