Maria-Ottavia Guicciardini

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Maria-Ottavia Guicciardini
Research Assistant
Contact: Email: maria.guicciardini (at)
Phone: +41 (0)22 908 57 38

Maria-Ottavia is a master candidate in international history at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Her thesis focuses on human trafficking in the Mediterranean with a strong focus on emotional and physical abuse, as well as violence and collective memory. Prior to moving to Geneva, she completed a Bachelor of History at the Universities of Paris IV-Sorbonne in Paris and Ludwig-Maximilians in Munich.

Her various experiences living abroad taught her the necessity of adaptation and the crucial impact that knowledge of a local language can have. She currently teaches French to asylum seekers as part of the Migration Initiative at the Institute.

Field(s) of Interest:
  • Human trafficking, modern slavery, prostitution
  • Violence and collective memory
  • Immigration and refugees
  • Emotional, psychological, and physical abuse and responses
  • Cybercriminality