Roberta Clara Zanini

Anthropologist at the University of Turin

She holds a doctorate in Anthropological Sciences at the University of Turin and is currently a research fellow at the Department of Philosophy and Science of Education of the same University. She has participated in several projects funded by the University of Turin and the EU concerning demographic changes in the Alpine region. She has much experience in ethnographic and anthropological research with a specialization in Alpine anthropology, anthropology of minority communities like the Walsers and the mining communities. Her publications deal mainly with the social and cultural effects of demographic changes in Alpine communities, with particular attention to the relationship between generations and transmission of material and intangible heritage. She is the author of numerous essays and of the volume ‘Salutami il sasso. Dynamics of population and memory in a border Alpine community’ (FrancoAngeli, 2015)..