Davide Casciano

Davide Casciano
University of Bologna | UNIBO · Department of History and Cultures DiSCi

PhD Social Anthropology

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Introduction
Ethnographic research fieldworks between Nigeria, South Africa and Italy. Research interests: religion, crime and criminalization, oil, conflicts, security, ICTs. Please refer to my personal website: http://davide.casciano.info
Additional affiliations
May 2021 - present
University of Bologna
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • "Assegnista di ricerca" and Researcher in the LUXCORE project.
November 2019 - May 2021
University of Bologna
Position
  • Honorary Teaching Assistant of Social Anthropology
March 2018 - present
University of the Witwatersrand
Position
  • Researcher

Publications

Publications (4)
Article
Access to consumption, especially to objects that are challenging to obtain, is one of the features contributing to the successful spread of Pentecostalism in West Africa. Pentecostal pastors have become central public figures, ‘consumer stars,’ whose display of wealth and luxury is key to their social legitimacy as preachers of the Prosperity Gosp...
Article
Since the early 1990s, the Niger Delta has been the scene of armed struggles between militants and other armed groups aimed at controlling natural resource revenues in Nigeria. After nearly a decade of violence, the Presidential Amnesty Program (PAP) was successful in disarming and co-opting the militant groups. This article is based on ethnographi...
Article
The preventive measures implemented to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Italy involve the self-confinement of the population. At the same time, I argue, an ethos of self-discipline is promoted, leading to ambiguous results. Although the pandemic may allow some people to imagine a different future, others have perceived it as the beginning of a w...