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Federica Guccini

PhD Candidate in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Western University

Federica Guccini is a PhD Candidate in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology with a collaborative specialization in Migration and Ethnic Relations. Her doctoral research at Western University focuses on the intersections of migration, diversity, language, identity and heritage among the Chinese population in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Her dissertation project is funded by a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Other research areas include (Chinese) names/naming practices and (East) African studies. Federica also has an interest in higher education pedagogies and holds a part-time position at Western's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), where she helps develop and facilitate teaching workshops aimed at graduate students.

In her spare time, she sings in competitive a cappella groups and loves dissecting pop-culture through lenses of anthropology and intersectional feminism.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Western University


  • 2017 
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, MA in Anthropology


  • 2017
    A ‘Sense of Recognition’: Negotiating Naming Practices and Identities of Overseas Chinese Students in Transcultural Social Spaces., GISCA Occasional Paper Series, No. 12. Göttingen: Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Scholarship
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada