Facing the unexpected


15th February 2022


“Facing the Unexpected: Allures, Anxieties, and Faults of Investigating Community Participation in Massaciuccoli Romana (Italy)” is a chapter that I authored for the volume “The Community-Based PhD. Complexities and Triumphs of Conducting CBPR”, edited by Sonya Atalay and Alexandra McCleary and published by The University of Arizona Press.

The volume “explores the nuanced experience of conducting CBPR as a PhD student”, “bringing together the experiences of PhD students from a range of disciplines discussing CBPR in the arts, humanities, social sciences, public health, and STEM fields”. My chapter describes how an unexpected situation affected my PhD research in the archaeological site of Massaciuccoli Romana (Tuscany, Italy), causing methodological challenges, surprising insights and unescapable mistakes.


The Community-Based PhD. Complexities and Triumphs of Conducting CBPR


The research carried out at Massaciuccoli Romana was challenging from different points of view. This volume is one of the few publications discussing different approaches, experiences and missteps of community-based research and provides a unique opportunity to take part in the debate.