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Alessandro Monsutti

Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute Geneva

Alessandro Monsutti is Research Director at the Programme for the Study of Global Migration, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He teaches anthropology, Middle East studies, migration studies and qualitative methods in social sciences. He has carried out fieldwork in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran since 1993, and more recently in the Western countries among Afghan refugees and migrants thanks to a grant of the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago (2004-2006).

Alessandro has also worked as consultant for different humanitarian and development organisations, such as the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (he was the scientific coordinator of a team research on transnational networks between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran) and the Tribal Liaison Office, both in Kabul, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee, Geneva, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Berne.

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