Joseph Viscomi, Anthro-History Alumn, publishes book on historical anthropology of the Mediterranean.
Joseph Viscomi, a 2016 Ph.D. alumn of the Anthropology and History Department, recently published a book that details ethnographic examinations in the Mediterranean. Locating the Mediterranean illustrates how, "historical, material, legal, religious, economic, political, and social connections and separations shape the experience of being located in the geographical space commonly known as the Mediterranean region." The edited volume draws upon on research from Melilla, Lampedusa, Istanbul, Nefpaktos/Lepanto, Tunisia, Beirut, Marseille, and elsewhere to write Locating the Mediterranean.
Joseph Viscomi is a historian and anthropologist specialising in temporality, migration, and political processes in the Mediterranean region. He is now a lecturer in European History in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London.