Joseph John Viscomi

Joseph John Viscomi is an historian and anthropologist of migration in the Mediterranean. He teaches at Birkbeck, University of London. Joseph’s research focuses on temporality, absence, and entropy in the history of migration. He is currently finishing a book on historical time, political community, and the departure of Italian migrant workers and residents from Egypt since the 1930s. He has published on this research in History & Anthropology and The Journal of Modern History, as well as other journals. Joseph’s current research examines the relations between people and land in the long history of depopulation in Calabria.

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