“We are weird creatures”: Thoughts on vulnerability based on the narratives of refugee girls


Diana Manesi



Diana Manesi has studied Communication and Media Studies, and International and European Relations at the University of Athens and Cultural Studies and Communication at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She has also studied Social and Cultural Anthropology at UCL, University of London. She has conducted her PhD in social anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has taught at the anthropology department of Goldsmiths College. Her research interests include gender, feminist and queer theory, queer anthropology, biopolitics, migration and refugee studies, affect, nationalism, and memory. Part of her work has been published in edited volumes and academic journals. She is currently working at the Centre for the Research on Women’s Issues “Diotima” in Athens where she explores the gendered aspects of refugee and migration experiences. In her free time she experiments with language, writes poetry and attends poetry seminars.

Centre for the Research on Women’s Issues “Diotima”
145, Kafkasou street, 113 64, Athens, Greece
Contact: +30 6973904553
diamanesi@gmail.com, dmane@gold.ac.uk