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Home » Valentina L. Caivano

Tutor/ Lecturer in Geopolitics and International Relations

Profile Summary

I joined the Faculty of International Relations as a lecturer and tutor in September 2016. I teach courses on Geopolitics and International Relations. Prior to this, I have held different
positions within the charity sector, as well as at newspaper and media companies.

Qualification Awarding Body
MPhil, Politics and Communication Studies (USI – CH)
MSc., International Relations Catholic University of Milan, Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations (IT)
MSc., Economics and International Policies USI (CH)
Certificate in Journalism (Writing Minor) University of California, Berkley (USA)
Certificate Programme in Comparative Politics UCLA (USA)
BA (Hons), International Science and European Institutions Università degli Studi di Milano (IT)
Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

As part of a broader interest in the ethics and politics surrounding issues of representation, subjectivity and affect, my research focuses on identity construction through the media. In addition to my experience as a world affairs journalist and her degree in International Relations, her research also encompasses the disciplines of cultural critique, aesthetic philosophy and socio-politically engaged art, with a particular interest in state theory, prefigurative politics and radical imaginations.

Areas of teaching
  • Geopolitics and International Relations
Conference Papers
  • Symposium: “Shadows of the Dawn: Migration and the Indeterminacy of Community & Immunity” – 13 June 2018 at Artaud Performance Center (Brunel University). Paper – video essay presented: “The production of solidarity”.
  • Conference: “Racial displacements: peripheries, camps, resistance” – June 18-19, 2018 at University of Birmingham, Institute for Research in Superdiversity. Paper presented: “Athens: The Olympic Park as a Migrant Camp and the Counter-Power of Solidarity Networks”.
  • ence’, University of Salford-Manchester: 9-10 December 2011.
Research Grants

Date: 2015
Brief Description of the Project: Research project in Ethnic conflicts and Human Rights in the EU and its neighbourhood (The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University – swissuniversities)
Founder: Fullbright Commission for swissuniversities