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Leonardo Schiocchet

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Leonardo Schiocchet has a Ph.D. in anthropology (Boston University, 2011) and will defend his Habilitation thesis in Social anthropology at the University of Vienna in November, 2021. He is editor of the Refugee Outreach and Research Network (ROR-n) blog (with Christine Nölle-Karimi) and of ROR-n’s Plattform book series, and Principal investigator of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project The Austro-Arab Encounter (AUSARAB, 2018-2022). His latest publications include: Living in Refuge: Ritualization & Religiosity in a Christian and a Muslim Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon (Transcript Publishing, forthcoming 2022); Embodied Violence and Agency in Refugee Regimes: Anthropological Perspectives (Sabine Bauer-Amin and Maria Six-Hohenbalken, Transcript Publishing, forthcoming 2022); and, Ideas of Movement, Faith, and Home in Muslim Communities in the Diaspora (with Marzia Balzani, Special Section of HAU, Journal of Ethnographic Theory, forthcoming 2022). Many of his publications can be accessed here.


  • Migration and Forced Migration Studies
  • Social Anthropology; c. Refugee Regimes and (im)mobility
  • Social Belonging & Organization
  • Middle Eastern Studies


ausgewählte Publikationen

ausgewählte Publikationen

Schiocchet, Leonardo, Sabine Bauer-Amin, Maria Six-Hohenbalken, and Andre Gingrich. 2020. Refugee Studies in Austria Today: From Challenges to a Research Horizon. Focaal 87 (Mar 2020), pp. 89-103.

Schiocchet, Leonardo. 2019. Outcasts among Undesirables: 117 Palestinian Refugees in Brazil in-between Humanitarianism and Nationalism. Latin American Perspectives, 46(3), pp. 84-101.

Schiocchet, Leonardo. 2015. Palestinian Steadfastness as a Mission, in A. Horstmann and J-H. Jung (Ed.), Building Noah’s Ark, pp. 209-234, London: Palgrave McMillan

Schiocchet, Leonardo. 2014. Suspicion and the Economy of Trust among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon. Cambridge Anthropology, volume 32, issue no. 2, 2014 (Endres, Kirsten W. and SixHohenbalken, Maria (Eds.) Risks, Ruptures and Uncertainties: Dealing with Crisis in Asia's Emerging Economies).

Schiocchet, Leonardo. 2014. Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: Is the Camp a Space of Exception? Mashriq & Mahjar. Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2014 . Pp. 130-160.

weitere Publikationen

weitere Publikationen

Journal Special Issues
Schiocchet, Leonardo (Ed.). 2018. Anthropologists and Refugees between the Middle East and Europe (Special issue). Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia, 4(2)

Schiocchet, Leonardo; Nölle-Karimi, Christine; Mokre, Monika (Eds.). 2020. Agency and Tutelage in Forced Migration [ROR-n Plattform 2(1)]. Vienna: ROR-n, Austrian Academy of Sciences. ISSN: 2707-8760 (online); 2707-8752 (print).

Sabine Bauer-Amin, Josef Kohlbacher, Marie Lehner, Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek, Leonardo Schiocchet, Maria Six-Hohenbalken (Hg.). 2020. Empfehlungen für integrationspolitische Best Practice Strategien und -Maßnahmen [ROR-n Plattform 1(1)]. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Kohlbacher, Josef and Schiocchet, Leonardo (Eds.) 2017. From Destination to Integration – Afghan, Syrian And Iraqi Refugees in Vienna (ISR-Forschungsberichte, Heft 47). Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press.

Schiocchet, Leonardo (Ed.). 2015. Entre o Velho e Novo Mundo: A Diáspora Palestina desde o Oriente Médio à América Latina [Between the Old and the New World: The Palestinian Diaspora from the Middle East to Latin America]. Lisbon: Chiado Editora.


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