Alice Elliot has been conducting ethnographic research since 2006 between North Africa and Europe on the social and intimate dimensions of migration and, more recently, on those of economic crisis and Arab revolutions. She works in Morocco, Tunisia, and Italy on themes of gender, kinship, and intimacy, Islam and theological/political imagination, hope and indigenous conceptions of movement. Before joining Goldsmiths, Alice was a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Bristol, a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at UCL, and a Pegasus Marie Curie Fellow at KU Leuven.
- PhD in Anthropology, UCL
Module convenor, Anthropological Theory (postgraduate), Anthropology in London (undergraduate), Investigating Migration and Mobility (postgraduate).
Completed doctoral students:
Marzieh Kaivanara (2017) ‘I did it for my self:’ an ethnographic study of cosmetic surgery in Tehran, Iran.
Elliot, Alice; Norum, Roger and Salazar, Noel B., eds. 2017. Methodologies of mobility: ethnography and experiment. New York: Berghahn. ISBN 978-1-78533-480-1
Salazar, Noel B.; Elliot, Alice and Norum, Roger. 2017. Studying mobilities: theoretical notes and methodological queries. In: Alice Elliot; Roger Norum and Noel B. Salazar, eds. Methodologies of mobility: ethnography and experiment. New York: Berghahn, pp. 1-24. ISBN 978-1-78533-480-1
Elliot, Alice. 2011. E per fortuna o purtroppo lo sono: percorsi identitari e appartenenze plurime di giovani di origine marocchina e albanese. Una ricerca etnografica. In: Chiara Volpato, ed. Nuovi cittadini: I giovani immigrati tra accoglienza e rifiuto. Milan: Unicopoli, pp. 47-84.
Elliot, Alice. 2016. The makeup of destiny: predestination and the labor of hope in a Moroccan emigrant town. American Ethnologist, 43(3), pp. 489-500. ISSN 0094-0496
Elliot, Alice. 2016. Paused subjects: waiting for migration in North Africa. Time & Society, 25(1), pp. 102-116. ISSN 0961-463X
Mondain, N; Randall, S; Diagne, A and Elliot, Alice. 2012. Les effets de l’émigration masculine sur la situation des femmes au Sénégal: renforcement ou ébranlement des équilibres traditionnels? Autrepart: revue de sciences sociales au Sud, 61, pp. 81-98.
Elliot, Alice. 2009. Legal, social and intimate belonging: Moroccan and Albanian second generation migrants in Italy. UCL Anthropology Working Papers, 5,