Francesco Vacchiano is an anthropologist and clinical psychologist with interests in migration, medical and psychological anthropology, border-building processes in Europe (including bureaucracies and citizenship and immigration 'management' policies) and North African societies and institutions (with particular reference to the social experience of young people). He has been integrating research and clinical practice in the field of mental health and migration (ethnopsychology), developing his professional activity in Italy and Portugal. It has carried out research in Morocco, Tunisia and the Mediterranean region on some of the main profiles of contemporary human mobility ('unaccompanied minors', refugees and 'victims of trafficking') and their inclusion/exclusion policies and practices.
He is currently studying the expectations related to migration and activism in North Africa.
He has taught in anthropology, psychology, social work, Mediterranean studies and in North Africa in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.
He is a principal investigator of the exploratory project "Globally Sensitive: Revolt, Citizenship and Expectations for the Future in North Africa", funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (2015-2020) and researcher in the action research initiative "Integra. Between biomedicine and local therapies ", funded by the FIAM program of the Italian Fund for International Cooperation (2015-2018).
Publications available at: https://ics.academia.edu/FrancescoVacchiano