Valentina Zagaria

Valentina Zagaria is a post-doctoral fellow at the Central European University (CEU) as part of the Striking from the Margins team and an associate fellow of the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC) in Tunis. She is currently carrying out fieldwork on the intimately political aspects of Libyan women’s lives while in long-term or intermittent exile in Tunisia. She holds a PhD from the Anthropology Department of the London School of Economics (LSE) examining how dignity, responsibility, and belonging are shaped and curtailed by different migratory projects and gendered expectations in a post-revolutionary Tunisian coastal town. Valentina is also the founder of international theatre company Senza, with whom she writes and directs theatre ethnographically.