Biography

Elisabetta Viggiani graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a PhD in Social Anthropology (Irish Studies) in 2011. While there, she participated in numerous research projects carried out by the Institute of Irish Studies on public displays of identity, political rituals and symbols in Northern Ireland. She currently lives in London.

Her main research interests are: collective memory, war memorialization, paramilitary commemoration and the politics of memory.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Viggiani, E. 2014. Talking Stones. The Politics of Memorialization in Post-conflict Northern Ireland. New York: Berghahn Books.

Brown, K. and Viggiani, E. 2009. ‘Performing Provisionalism: Republican Commemorative Practice as Political Performance’, in L. Fitzpatrick (ed.), Performing Violence in Contemporary Ireland. Dublin: Carysfort Press, pp. 225-48.

Watson, G., Renzi, B., Viggiani, E. and Collins, M. 2009. Friends and Foes Volume I: Friendship and Conflict in Philosophy and the Arts. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Watson, G., Renzi, B., Viggiani, E. and Collins, M. 2009. Friends and Foes Volume II: Friendship and Conflict from Social and Political Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.