Elena Giacomelli is a Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Business Law, University of Bologna. She is now working on environmental change and migration dynamics win the EU-funded project #ClimateOfChange, examining the nexus between climate change and migration. She obtained a Ph.D., conducting ethnographic research on social workers with asylum seekers and refugees. In 2018 Elena was a visiting research fellow at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa).
Her research and publications focus on mobility and migration, ethnography, and cultural sociology.