FLOATS Podcast Ep. 10: Region
Moderated by Sarah Green, University of Helsinki
The Mediterranean Remapped: A Platform of Potentialities - Heath Cabot & Salvatore Poier, University of Pittsburgh
Heath Cabot is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of On the Doorstep of Europe: Asylum and Citizenship in Greece (Penn Press 2014), based on research from 2005-2013 on the Greek asylum procedure. She is currently writing a second book manuscript on changing meanings of citizenship in Greece under austerity through the lens of community based healthcare (specifically, social solidarity pharmacies and clinics).
Salvatore Poier is Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He does research on piracy and the production of criminality; theory of law and technology; and solidarity in times of neoliberalism. His interests range from privately owned public spaces; to hacking; to platforms (real and virtual, on land and on sea) as epistemological tools.
Revisiting (North-African) History Through a Maritime Lens: Notes and Insights - Daniela Melfa, University of Catania
Daniela Melfa is Associate Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania. She specialised in North African History and her current work focuses on the trajectory of the Left in independent Tunisia. The idea of focusing on the concept of floating fits well into a historical approach that, attentive to dynamism and complexity in the bustling sea of events, distances itself from static theoretical models and schemes.