Author: Luigi Achilli

Roundtable II: Responses by Luigi Achilli

Luigi Achilli , April 10th, 2017

What are the unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? From the perspective of media, border authorities, and public opinion, human smuggling is perceived as an exploita…


Call for papers: Critical Approaches to Irregular Migration Facilitation

Luigi Achilli , October 25th, 2016

Workshop: Critical Approaches to Irregular Migration Facilitation: Grounding the Theory and Praxis of Human Smuggling Where: University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas (USA) When: April…


Virtual Roundtable: Luigi Achilli’s Response #PoliticalAgency

Luigi Achilli , August 3rd, 2016

1. To what extent does the notion of political agency help to understand political change? “Political agency?! What is political agency?” When I first spoke about “political agency”…


Human Smugglers Roundtable: parsing smuggling from trafficking

Luigi Achilli , March 30th, 2016

In the second of three questions, human smuggling experts share their views on what actually constitutes the difference between human smuggling and trafficking. They all agree that the…


Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions Movement: to Be or Not-to-Be? #Palestine

Luigi Achilli , October 30th, 2015

A few months ago a fellow anthropologist colleague forwarded me a petition: Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. The main goal is to voice opposition to the…