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Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla's current research focuses on the impact of Humanitarian Aid on identity construction and alteration, and more specifically on the case of the Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme. In the summer of 2014, Stéphanie was awarded the British Council Researcher Links grant. Stéphanie was a visiting research fellow at the Cuban Heritage Collection (University of Miami) and created an archive entitled “Life Stories of Cuban Internationalist Healthcare Professionals”. Initial findings of this project have been presented at international conferences and in academic and wider audience articles. Currently, interviews have been conducted in the US, in Cuba, and in Tanzania.
Stéphanie is also starting a collaboration with a team of colleagues from Monash and Prague around medical diplomacy during the Cold War.