Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
"Brown struggles and hoary settlers: the fragmented chronicles of Panjabis in Southall"
Dec 3, 2019
14:00 - 15:30
Sara Bonfanti (University of Trento)
Sara Bonfanti is a social anthropologist, specialized in gender studies, with expertise on South Asian diasporas. She was awarded a PhD in Anthropology of Migrations for her multisite ethnography conducted between Italy and India, analyzing generational change among Punjabi transnational families. Keen on participatory methods, her interests include kinship, religious pluralism and media cultures, approached through intersectionality and life stories. Since 2017, Dr. Bonfanti has collaborated within the comparative ERC-HOMInG Project, which investigates the home-migration nexus across European cities. She has published widely in Italian and English, and her book “Shifting Roofs. Ethnographies of home and mobility in Europe” is forthcoming by Bloomsbury. With co-director Abbas Kazmi, she is currently engaged in the making of a documentary film “Of domes and robes. A trilogy on minority houses of worship”.