Maurizio Albahari

Maurizio Albahari

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Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office: 620 Flanner Hall
Phone: 574-631-7759

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Areas of Expertise

Migration and refugee mobility in the Euro-Mediterranean region, the Mediterranean Sea and Italy; sovereignty, democracy and human rights; citizenship, cities and aesthetics; pluralism and religion in public life

Albahari is the author of “Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World’s Deadliest Border” (2015, University of Pennsylvania Press; July 2016, paperback). The Times Literary Supplement described the book as “indispensable,” and the International Migration Review as “moving … elegantly written, ethnographically and historically rich.” Albahari has published extensively on the humanitarian, socio-cultural, legal and geopolitical components of the ongoing refugee “crisis,” as well as on European and trans-Mediterranean forms of civic mobilization and migrant integration. His scholarly articles have appeared recently in Anthropology Today, Anthropological Quarterly, Anthropology Now, Anthropology News, Social Research and InTraformazione. Albahari is also affiliated with Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Italian studies and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.


Open more, safe legal ways into the EU to deal with refugee crisis
Turn tears for Mediterranean migrants into policy


Bloomberg — EU Braced for Refugee Setbacks as Turkey Deal Meets Skepticism
Fox News — The EU missed a momentous opportunity on Syrian refugees
The New York Times — Iraqi Migrants Return After Europe Disappoints
TIME — A Syrian Refugee Story
Perspektif — Refugees looking for safe harbor: Turkey, the EU and civil society
Associated Press — Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave
Associated Press — Joy as migrants flood into Austria; tears for those kept out
Associated Press — Europeans shut borders, block bridges, to halt migrant surge
Orlando Sentinel — Refugees seek succor in Europe
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel — Arab-Americans hope to turn spotlight on Syrian refugee crisis
Fox News — Migrant crisis: Is there anything you can do?
BBC — How many migrants travel on the world’s deadliest route?
PRI — Who’s responsible for the flood of migrants arriving on the shores of Italy?
Reuters — Insight – Migrant children test Europe as Mediterranean crisis worsens
CNN — Desperation, dire conditions for migrants fleeing to Europe
The Wall Street Journal — Visit of Pope Francis to Turkey Tests Vatican on Islam
Reuters — Italy Tells Migrants ‘Welcome, You’re Safe’, Tells EU to Help More
NASDAQ/Dow Jones Business News — African Migrant Boat Sinks off Italian Coast
The Wall Street Journal — African Migrant Boat Sinks Off Italian Coast
Cihan — Migrants saved in Aegean one day after 22 die in nearby waters
Daily Mail — 22 drown as yacht crammed with immigrants desperate to get to the European Union sinks off Greece
Associated Press — Greece: Smuggling boats capsize, 22 migrants drown
CNN — What is the place of outsiders in European society?
The New York Times — Days After Disaster, Another Migrant Ship Sinks Near Italian Island
The Wall Street Journal — Dozens Feared Dead as Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes in Mediterranean
Associated Press — Another migrant ship capsizes off Italy island, 27 dead but more than 200 saved
CNN — Survivors mourn victims of Italy shipwreck; at least 194 killed
BBC — Why migrants trust ‘people smugglers’
CNN — Lampedusa: Why tough penalties will not work
CNN — Italy mourns more than 100 migrants killed in Lampedusa shipwreck