Lorenzo D’Orsi is research fellow at the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policy (IRPPS) at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and lecturer in anthropology of violence at the University of Pisa. He received his PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of Milano Bicocca. He was post-doctoral fellow at the University of Stoccolma and visiting researcher at the University of Graz. Lorenzo conducted long-term ethnographic researches in Uruguay and Turkey on the field of memory and violence, most notably on the intergenerational memory transmission of political violence, the formation of collective memories and the social construction of collective trauma. He is also interested on new social movements, youth-scapes, urban marginality and multiculturalism at school.
His researches were awarded with national and international prizes. His research in Uruguay received the national prize ACAT 2013 – a degree against torture, and the international Best Young Scholar Prize 2017 by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF). His research in Turkey was awarded with the International Auschwitz Foundation Prize 2017.
His works have been presented at several national and international conferences. He is author of articles in English, Italian and Spanish in both edited books and peer review journals.
Among his most recent publications:
• D’Orsi, L. 2019 “Reframing a Painful Past. The Memories of the Uruguayan Military Dictatorship”,Journal of European Ethnology and Cultural Analysis, 2019,1: 112–132.
• D’Orsi, L. 2018 “Inheriting and living the political. The leftist youth subculture in Istanbul”. Anthropology of Middle East, Vol. 13, 2: 8-25.
• D’Orsi, L., Dei, F. 2018 “What is a rite? Émile Durkheim, a hundred years later”, Open Information Science 2018; Vol.2: 115–126.
• D’Orsi, L. 2018 “Moral Thresholds of Outrage. The March for Hrant Dink and New Ways of Mobilization in Turkey”, Conflict and Society, Vol. 4, 2018: 40-57.
• D’Orsi, L. 2018 “Insularità: esperienze dal campo in Turchia”, Lares,LXXXIII: 467-486.