Micol Brazzabeni

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Associated researchers
Institutional subunit: ISCTE-IUL
Research group: Governance, Policies and Livelihoods
Thematic line:
Research interests: Space, emotions, Public policies of (social) housing | Formal/informal economies | Gypsies
Research contexts: Portugal
Contact: brazzabeni.mic@gmail.com
More information: link

Biographical note

Micol Brazzabeni was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA) in Lisbon, Portugal, from 2008 until 2014, with a fellowship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). She obtained her PhD at the University of Florence. She was a visiting student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, integrating the Research Project “Sociocultural subjects in indigenous education: an interdisciplinary research” (coords. Ana Maria Rabelo Gomes, Carlos Henrique de Souza Gerken and Myriam Martins Álvares). She has conducted her PhD research in Brazil, with the Maxakali indigenous group in the State of Minas Gerais in 2004-2005. Her research focused on the process of creation and development of the indigenous school and the training course for indigenous teachers. During her first three-year period of postdoctoral fellowship, the research was about the relationships between spaces and emotions, social and institutional suffering and housing processes within some families of Portuguese Gypsies in South Portugal. The second three-year period was dedicated to the analysis of ways in which Portuguese Gypsy families make a living through economic activities on the margin or outside of direct State intervention, especially in street selling activities in some open-air markets in Lisbon: performances, markets sensoriality, economic routes, social networks, processes of commodification were some of the topics addressed. From 2012 until 2014, she was Unit Coordinator Researcher in the European Project “WE: Wor(l)ds which Exclude”. The project was devoted to the collection and the analysis of the institutional documents (at the national and local level) inherent to the relation between public policies in the (social) housing area and Gypsy families, which resulted in the publication of a recommendations booklet and an e-book.

Micol Brazzabenipub138*2008BookBRAZZABENI, Micol, 2008, La Scuola di Carta: Una Ricerca di Antropologia della Formazione tra gli Insegnanti Tikm?’?m del Minas Gerais, Roma, CISU, ISBN: 9788879754255.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2009ArticleBRAZZABENI, Micol, 2009, "Ciganos del confine: note preliminari su una ricerca etnografica in Algarve", Pontrandolfo, S.; Trevisan, P. (orgs.), DiPAV-Quaderni: Quadrimestrale di Psicologia e Antropologia Culturale, 24: 85-104.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2010ArticleBRAZZABENI, Micol, 2010, "Posições fluidas: a escola e os professores indígenas maxakali", Cadernos do LEME, 2 (2), Dezembro, ISSN 2176-6207.link
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2012Book chapterBRAZZABENI, Micol, 2012, "De bairro em bairro: uma família cigana em Vila Real de Santo António entre discriminação burocrática e social e possíveis formas de vida", in José Grabriel Pereira Bastos (ed.), Portugueses Ciganos e Ciganofobia em Portugal, Lisboa, Colibri, 267-278, ISBN 978-989-689-181-7.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2012ArticleBRAZZABENI, Micol, 2012, "Já abalaste? Rumour and fama in the organization of lived space", Etudes Tsiganes, 44-45: 190-209, ISSN 0014-2247.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2013Book chapterBRAZZABENI, Micol, 2013, "A construção de uma 'comunidade de palavras’: pequenas notas sobre espaço e emoções", in Maria Manuela Mendes, Olga Magano (orgs.), Ciganos Portugueses: Olhares Plurais e Novos Desafios numa Sociedade em Transição, Lisboa, Editora Mundos Sociais, pp. 71-79, ISBN 978-989-8536-26-6.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2015Book chapterBRAZZABENI, Micol, 2015, "Sounds of the markets: Portuguese Cigano vendors in open-air markets in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area", in C. Evers, K. Seale, (orgs.), Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives, Nova Iorque, Routledge, pp. 51-61, ISBN: 978-1-138-79071-1.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2014BookBRAZZABENI, Micol; CASTRO, Alexandra; CHALLINOR, Elizabeth, 2014, Words which Exclude/Palavras que Excluem: A Promoção da Incondicionalidade dos Direitos para as Famílias Ciganas no Âmbito das Políticas Públicas de Habitação Social (Guia de Recomendações no âmbito do Projeto Europeu WE: Wor(l)ds which Exclude), Lisboa, Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA), ISBN: 978-989-97179-4-7.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2015Book chapterBRAZZABENI, Micol; CASTRO, Alexandra; CHALLINOR, Elizabeth, 2015, "From the universal validity of the public policies to the conditionality of rights", in L. Piasere, N. Solimano, S. Tosi Cambini (orgs.), Wor(l)ds which Exclude: The Housing Issue of Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in the Language of the Acts and the Administrative Documents in Europe, Florença, Fondazione Michelucci, pp. 117-156, ISBN: 978-8-89921-000-7. [E-book]link
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2015Edited bookBRAZZABENI, Micol; CUNHA, Manuela Ivone; FOTTA, Martin (orgs.), 2015, Gypsy Economy: Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century, Oxford e Nova Iorque, Berghahn Books, ISBN: 978-1-78238-879-1, E-ISBN: 978-1-78238-886-9.link
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2015Book chapterBRAZZABENI, Micol; CUNHA, Manuela Ivone; FOTTA, Martin, 2015, "Introduction: Gypsy economy", in Micol Brazzabeni; Manuela Ivone Cunha; Martin Fotta (orgs.), Gypsy Economy: Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century, Oxford e Nova Iorque, Berghahn Books, pp. 1-29, ISBN: 978-1-78238-879-1, E-ISBN: 978-1-78238-886-9.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2011Edited journal issuePUSSETTI, C.; BRAZZABENI, M. (orgs.), 2011, Dossiê "Vivenciar o sofrimento social: suas ambiguidades e articulações", Etnográfica, 15 (3): 465-586, ISSN 0873-6561.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2011ArticlePUSSETTI, Chiara; BRAZZABENI, Micol, 2011, "Sofrimento social: idiomas da exclusão e políticas do assistencialismo", Etnográfica, 15 (3): 467-478, ISSN 0873-6561.link
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2012Edited journal issueTHEODOSIOU, Aspasia; BRAZZABENI, Micol (eds.), 2012, special issue "Emotion et lieu de vie / Emotion and place", Etudes Tsiganes, 44-45, ISSN 0014-2247.
Micol Brazzabenipub138*2012ArticleTHEODOSIOU, Aspasia; BRAZZABENI, Micol, 2012, "Introduction: emotion and space, a Gypsy/Roma account", Etudes Tsiganes, 44-45: 156-171, ISSN 0014-2247.

IDResearcherPositionProjTitleProject typeStatus+
pub138*Micol BrazzabeniPrincipal Investigatorproj21*WE - Wor(l)ds which ExcludeInternational projectConcluded+
pub138*Micol BrazzabeniResearch scholarproj25*Gypsies, markets and horses: two ways of 'doing business' - social and economic networks and itineraries of Gypsy families in Greater Lisbon and the AlgarvePost-doctoral researchConcluded+
pub138*Micol BrazzabeniResearcherproj9*Immigrants and the social care sectors: technologies of citizenship in PortugalNational projectConcluded+