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Francesca Meloni

  • PhD
  • Post-Doc
  • University of Oxford
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My research has an anthropological approach on immigrants' everyday lives in situations of social exclusion. Within this broad field of inquiry, I am particularly interested in: citizenship and illegality; children’s and youth’s agency; social belonging; health inequalities; ethics and interdependence; social and cultural determinants of health and well-being. Currently, I am working in a project on undocumented youth and conceptions of future and well-being in the UK. I conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Canada, Italy and Ireland. In Canada, where I completed my PhD at McGill University, I examined the impact of migratory status on undocumented youth's everyday lives, and how undocumented youth establish a sense of social belonging within socio-political spaces of non-existence.

Recent publications

  • Invisible students: Institutional invisibility and access to education for undocumented children

    • Meloni F
    • Rousseau C
    • Ricard-Guay A
    • et al.
  • Uninsured immigrant and refugee children presenting to canadian paediatric emergency departments: Disparities in help-seeking and service delivery

    • Rousseau C
    • Laurin-Lamothe A
    • Anneke Rummens J
    • et al.

Professional experience


University of Oxford

January 2015 - Present



McGill University


Co-authors (11)

  • Speranta Dumitru

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