DR Fabio Mattioli

DR Fabio Mattioli


  • Economic Anthropology (Political Economy, Work, and Finance), Innovation and Startups, South Eastern Europe (Macedonia, Italy)



  • My research and teaching focuses on the connection between economy and politics. I am interested in the political implications of international finance in peripheral and postsocialist contexts, where I examined its authoritarian dimensions. More recently, I have been researching the transformations of work regimes caused by the unequal proliferation of financial debt in the construction and fashion industries. Macedonia is my main country of specialization, but I am broadly interested in Southern and Eastern Europe (especially Italy) and Australia (especially Melbourne). I have a bachelor's degree in Political Philosophy (Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy), a master's degree in Anthropology (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France), and a PhD in Anthropology (The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, United States).    


Selected publications


Education and training

  • BA,
  • PhD,
  • MA,
  • MA, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences
  • BA, University of Florence
  • PhD, Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I will consider supervising interesting research projects in Social Anthropology, Development Studies, Sociology, Political Economy. I am especially interested in comparative and ethnographic research in Europe (esp. The Balkans and Italy) and China, which focuses on economic issues. In particular, I am very keen to recruit students who wish to study critically the political and social implications of finance, as well as the new forms of accumulation, solidarity, and exploitation that emerge on contemporary workplaces.