European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

Iain Chambers

RF02 Leader

Iain Chambers
Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" - DSUS
Full Professor


Iain Chambers is Professor of “Cultural and Postcolonial Studies” at the University of Naples “L’Orientale,” where he is Director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, and previously coordinated the PhD programme in “Cultural and Postcolonial Studies of the Anglophone World.”

He was a member of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, and he is particularly known for his interdisciplinary and intercultural work on music, popular and metropolitan cultures. More recently he has extended his work on interdisciplinary and intercultural analyses to the formation of the modern Mediterranean.

He is leader of the MeLa* RF02 “Cultural Memory, Migrating Modernities and Museum Practices.”

Selected publications:

Chambers, Iain. 2012. Blues Mediterraneo. Musiche, malinconia postcoloniale, pensieri marittimi. Torino: Bollati Boringhieri.

Chambers, Iain. 2012. Location, Borders and Beyond. Charleston SC: Createspace.

Chambers, Iain. 2008. Mediterranean Crossings. The Politics of an Interrupted Modernity. Durham NC & London: Duke University Press.