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Martina Tazzioli

Lecturer in Geography, Swansea University

I have a background in Philosophy and in Politics, and my work is situated at the crossroad of political geographies, migration governmentality and political theory.
My work focuses on migration and bordering practices in the Mediterranean region, with particular attention to the articulation of humanitarian and security practices . As part of my research, I have looked at the different modes of objectification through which migrants are shaped - as source of economic value, as objects of knowledge, as numbers, as subjects of humanitarianism.
I am currently developing two research projects: one about the use of mobility as a technology for disciplining unruly migrants - migrants being kept on the move at the internal frontiers of Europe; another on the financialisation and digitalisation of humanitarianism, with a focus on Greece.

Professional Experience:
Lecturer in Geography, Swansea University (since 2016)
Visiting Lecturer in Forced Migration, City University (2016)
Postdoctoral researcher, Lames, MMSH, Aix-en-Provence (2015)
Postdoctoral researcher, Relate centre in Border studies, University of Oulu (2014)

PhD in Politics, Goldsmiths College (2013)
MA in Philosophy, University of Pisa.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Geography, Swansea University