Alice Larotonda

Research Fellow, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna in Ravenna

Alice Larotonda is a medical anthropologist who specializes in issues of health, gender, race, history, global health, reproduction and motherhood.

Alice is currently a Research Fellow with the project ‘Intimate Encounters in EU Borderlands: Migrant Maternity, Sovereignty and the Politics of Care on Europe’s Periphery’ at the University of Bologna in Ravenna, Italy. Alice also holds a position as Visiting Scholar in Anthropology at Brown University, working on the Pandemic Journaling Project as a Research Consultant. 

Alice holds a PhD and an MA in Anthropology at Brown University, as well as an MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. Her PhD dissertation, “Milkways to Motherhood: Tracing the Stakes and Motives of Breastmilk Donation in Cabo Verde,” traces areas of tension and overlap between maternal care and global health initiatives in Cabo Verde and Brazil.

In her continuing research, Alice strives to understand issues of health, care, and wellbeing in-depth in order to influence policy and medical practice.

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