Maurizio Albahari is an associate professor of anthropology, fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and faculty affiliate at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame. Albahari received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California at Irvine and held research fellowships at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (University of California at San Diego) and at the Erasmus Institute (University of Notre Dame).
Albahari specializes in social-cultural anthropology and teaches on international migration, pluralism, and European societies. His first book is titled Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations and the World’s Deadliest Border, and he is the author of several publications on migration and religion in Italy and Europe. In Rome, Albahari will share his research on migration, citizenship, and diversity in Italy, with specific attention to the changing qualities and aesthetics of select spaces in the capital.
Paolo Vitti earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at La Sapienza University in Rome, and his doctorate at Aristotle University of Thessalonica in Greece. His dissertation topic is Roman Vaulted Construction in the Imperial Period, The Organization of the Construction and Dissemination of the Building Techniques in the Peloponnese. Architect and historian, Vitti’s areas of interest include ancient and modern architecture, restoration of cultural heritage sites, and ancient construction techniques. In addition to Vitti’s research projects, he is also a graduate instructor of ancient architecture the University of Roma Tre.