Simone Castellani is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL) carrying out the project Health Care in Mobility (HC-Mob), which focuses on the transnational health protection of Southern EU migrants in a re-nationalized Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology (University of Seville, Spain) and in Migration and Intercultural Processes (University of Genoa, Italy). He was visiting fellow and at the CONICET (Argentina), University of Santa Caterina (Brazil), the University of Bielefeld and University of Freiburg (Germany), Wellesley College (US), FLACSO-Ecuador, and University of Sussex (UK). His topics of research are related to the international migratory processes. Specifically, he has studied the Latino American migration flows toward Europe, paying particular attention to the so-called second generation and the new Southern European migration flows toward Germany during the last economic recession.
During the latest years, he integrated several international projects as, the UPWEB-NORFACE, which focuses on the practices of health bricolage in context with high diversity, or the Global Social Protection project, led by the Transnational Studies Initiative at the University of Harvard, which investigate transnational health protection.