Annamaria Fratini

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


I am a social anthropologist who is currently conducting ethnographic research about the conceptualisation, handling and management related to human death in contemporary Adelaide, South Australia. I am supervised by Dr Susan Hemer (Department of Anthropology) and Professor Anna Chur-Hansen (School of Psychology) from The University of Adelaide.

My research interests include: death, cybersuicide (live-streaming and suicide 'challenges and games') and performance.

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  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2018 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts Honours (First Class)
    2017 - 2018 Torrens University Australia Australia Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education)
    2017 - 2018 Ikon Institute, Adelaide Australia Advanced Diploma Transpersonal Art Therapy
    2015 - 2017 Tabor College Australia Master of Counselling Practice
    2012 - 2014 Tabor College Australia Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    2008 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Social Sciences (Anthropology)
    2008 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Diploma of Languages
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Fratini, A., & Hemer, S. (2020). Broadcasting Your Death Through Livestreaming: Understanding Cybersuicide Through Concepts of Performance. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 20 pages.
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