Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfau’ is a Ph.D Student in “Scienze sociali: interazioni, comunicazione, costruzioni cultrurali” at Università degli studi di Padova, under the supervision of Prof. Annalisa Frisina. She holds a Master in Political Philosophy from Università degli studi di Padova. In her Master’ thesis, "Marx sul Divano: lo spazio coloniale tra India e Irlanda", she focused on Marx thought on colonialisme and the role of “primitive accumulation” in the Capital.

Her current research, "Perchè non te li porti a casa tua? L’accoglienza in famiglia di Ciac e Refugees Welcome: una ricerca etnografica tra Nord Italia e Catalogna", is a comparative research on the phenomenon of domestic hosting of refugees between Northern Italy and Catalunya. Mackda is also member of InteRGRace: Interdisciplinary Research Group on Race and Racism.

Her Academic interests are: Migration Studies, Refugees Studies, Critical Race Studies and Post/De-colonial Studies.

Visiting GRITIM-UPF from September 2018 to March 2019.

E-mail: [email protected]