Claudio Sopranzetti

Associate Professor

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Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

Claudio Sopranzetti's  research interests sit at the nexus of theorizations of capitalism, urbanism, and social movements in Southeast Asia and Southern Europe. He received his PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University in 2013 and, before moving to CEU, held a postdoctoral research fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford University. He is the author of two academic books, Red Journeys: Inside the Thai Red Shirts Movement (Silkworm and Washington University Press, 2012) and Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok (University of California Press 2018), which was awarded the 2019 Margaret Mead Award. In 2019 he published King of Bangkok (ADD Editore) his first anthropological graphic novel, in collaboration with visual artist Sara Fabbri and editor Chiara Natalucci. The book was translated in Thai in 2020 and received the Editor Choice Award. Claudio also writes regularly for Al Jazeera and other international media outlets and activists publications. Currently, he is conducting a new research project on class fragmentation and recomposition in Italy, titled The Making of the Italian Precariat and a collaborative research on neo-fascist organizations. 


PhD in Anthropology, Harvard University (2013)
MA in Social Anthropology, Harvard University (2008)
BA in Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (2006)

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