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Welcome to Mirko Pasquini - Visiting scholar

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Mirko Pasquini

Mirko Pasquini, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg and affiliated researcher at the Centre for Medical Humanities at Uppsala University. His research interests combine hospital ethnography and primary care in Italy and Sweden, with a focus on the social dynamics of attention, trust and mistrust in care interactions.

Mirko’s current research project, “Mistrust in practice: an ethnography of suspicion in general medical practice in the aftermath of COVID-19”, funded by the Swedish Research Council, contributes to debates about the “crisis of trust” in the healthcare sector looking at Italy in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Mirko’s book “The Negotiation of Urgency: Economies of Attention in an Italian Emergency Room” is currently under contact by Rutgers University Press to be published in the “Medical Anthropology, Health, Inequity and Social Justice” series. 

During his stay at the Interactive Mind Centre, Mirko plans to finish revising his book manuscript and engage with the center multiple activities by also sharing his long-term experience in health workers’ training in “Structural Competency” in Sweden and Italy.