Elisa Sperandio

Ph.D. Student

Teaching Assistant

I am a PhD student in the School of Geography and Development. My research examines the role of borders in everyday life and looks to the ways in which non-traditional actors contribute to upholding, resisting and shaping borders.

My work has largely focused on the Italian context, with my MA thesis analyzing bordering on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Along with immigration, citizenship and belonging, my research interests include critical pedagogy. 

Before entering the program at the University of Arizona, I pursued a Master's degree in geography at the University of Kentucky (2019).