Jean-Loup Amselle (born in 1942) is an anthropologist and Directeur d'études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is an associate member of the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie et d’Histoire de l’Institution de la Culture (LAHIC). His fields of research include ethnicity, identity, mixed races, contemporary African art, multiculturalism and post-colonialism. He is Deputy Editor of the Cahiers d’études africaines and author of a number of publications and essays in several languages. His Italian works include Logiche meticce. Antropologia dell’identità in Africa e altrove (1999), Connessioni. Antropologia dell’universalità delle culture (2001), L’arte africana contemporanea (2007) and Contro il primitivismo (2012) for publishers Bollati Boringhieri; L’invenzione dell’etnia (with Elikia M’Bokolo, 2008), Il distacco dall’Occidente (2009) and Il museo in scena (2017) published by Meltemi.

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