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Vanessa Elisa Grotti is Part-time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI, where she is Director of the EU BORDER CARE project, funded by an ERC Starting Grant. She is also member of the ASIL-EU Research Consortium on Asylum Law and Citizenship in EU Borderlands and of the ZIKA Social Science Network.

She is a social and medical anthropologist interested in the study of health and healthcare systems, migration and borderlands, gender and minority rights, especially in contexts of social change and crisis. Over the last 13 years, she has worked in South America, Europe and West Africa.

She was trained at Oxford and Cambridge University and has held research and teaching positions at the Coll├Ęge de France, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Oxford University.