Lorenzo D'Angelo

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Worlds upside down: religion and historical imagination in Sierra Leone's diamond mines

2014-2015: Spring

Lorenzo D'Angelo received a Ph.D. in Human Sciences – curr. Anthropology of the Contemporary in 2011 at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Currently, he teaches Cultural Anthropology at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. He carried out his first researches with undocumented migrants and asylum seekers. Since 2007, he has been conducting an historical and ethnographic research on the economic, cultural, ecological and religious aspects of diamond mining in Sierra Leone. His areas of interest include the anthropology of work, commodity chains analysis, and political ecology.