PhD in Anthropology and Historical-linguistic Studies at University of Messina and MA in Ethno-anthropological Disciplines at Sapienza University of Rome.
Alessia is an expert in medical anthropology and anthropology of development. She has ten years of experience in qualitative research, particularly in Ethiopia, where she conducted several long-term fieldworks focused on local communities’ needs and perceptions and on the socio-cultural impact of development programs and healthcare interventions. She worked with local and international NGOs, coordinating interdisciplinary operational researches financed by European Donors. In Italy, she worked in the social sector as consultant, with a focus on migrant and vulnerable families.
She cooperates with TriM to integrate environmental and geospatial data collection with qualitative methodologies and participatory, community-based approaches.