Phantom Archives in a Dispersed History
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Francesca Biancani is associate professor of Middle Eastern history and international relations at the University of Bologna. She is an expert on Middle Eastern colonial history with a special interest in critical archival theory, subaltern studies, biopolitics, gender, and migration. She is the author of Sex Work in Colonial Egypt: Women, Modernity, and the Global Economy (I. B. Tauris, 2018).

Maria Chiara Rioli is tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Co-PI of the ITHACA – Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency project. She is the author of A Liminal Church: Refugees, Conversions, and the Latin Diocese of Jerusalem, 1946–1956 (Brill, 2020).