Annamaria Fratini

Annamaria Fratini

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

I am a social anthropologist who is currently conducting ethnographic research about the conceptualisation, handling and management related to human death and the body 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 also include Cybersuicide (suicide mediated by the internet) and the impact this phenomenon has on society and the way we understand suicide.

  • 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

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Fratini, A., Hemer, S. R., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2024). “What’s said and done in the mortuary stays in the mortuary”: secrecy and (in)visibility of the dead and data collection in South Australia. Mortality, 16 pages.
    2022 Fratini, A., Hemer, S. R., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2022). Peeking Behind the Curtains Exploring Death and the Body through Patchwork Ethnography. Anthropology in Action, 29(3), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1
    2020 Fratini, A., & Hemer, S. R. (2020). Broadcasting Your Death Through Livestreaming: Understanding Cybersuicide Through Concepts of Performance.. Cult Med Psychiatry, 44(4), 524-543.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS4 Europe PMC3

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