Chiara Pagano is a post-doctoral researcher at University of Pavia’s Department of Political and Social Sciences and currently working as a principal researcher for the project researcher for the project “Infrastructure space and the future of migration management: the EU Hotspots in the Mediterranean borderscape” focusing on the Italian and Tunisian case studies.
She received her PhD in European and International Studies from the Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy. Previously she studied African Studies at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy (MA) and Political Science and International Relations at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia (BA).
Her main research interests concerns the historical emergence of geographic and social boundaries in contemporary Libya. She examined the internal dynamics of belonging, but also the presence and subsequent evolutions of regional, international, and transnational networks, problematizing national geographies and processes of group identification. She extensively studied the Libyan-Tunisian frontier zone, with a special focus on Jabal al-Nafūsa and Zwāra areas, in Western Tripolitania.