Alexandra D'Onofrio

Alexandra D'Onofrio


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Alexandra D’Onofrio is a visual anthropologist, a programmer and a community arts facilitator. In the past few years she has been using documentary filmmaking, animation, theatre and storytelling as collaborative methods of research on the topics of migration. In her social and cultural work on the ground, she applied similar creative methods in order to create social contexts to foster new encounters and the sharing of stories, by co-founding in Milan the Fandema community theatre group, the Italian language school for newcomers Asnada, and the storytelling project on motherhood MAdRI. 

She holds an MA in Visual Anthropology and a PhD in “Anthropology, Media and Performance” from the University of Manchester, (UK). She was the Sociological Review Fellow at Keele University for the academic year 2019-2020, and joined the department of social anthropology at Manchester in January 2021.


Research interests

Alexandra's research combines collaborative, observational and experimental filmmaking, theatre improvisations and participatory animation with the anthropology of migration, memory, imagination and storytelling. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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