Irene Peano

Irene Peano is a precarious militant researcher. She just completed a two-year Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Bologna, where she currently holds another postdoctoral position. Her research project deals with forms of resistance to the regime of mobility control and the exploitation of migrant labour, with a special focus on the agro-industrial context and on its reproductive articulations. She received her PhD from the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, for a project on the bonded sexual labour of Nigerian migrants. Her work focuses on subjectivity, and on the analysis of different forms of power, resistance and escape, with a special focus on gender, sexuality, affective and reproductive labor.