Aitor Bikandi Eskutza

University of Deusto

Academic supervisor: Dr. Iziar Basterretxea (Deusto University) & Dr. Imad Alsoos (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Degree in Sociology (Deusto University), postgraduate degree in participatory democracy  (University of the Basque Country). Currently a PhD student in Deusto University in Human Rights: Ethical, Social and Political Challenges programme.
He speaks Basque, Spanish, English, Arabic, French (basic communication skills) and Italian (basic communication skils).
He has engaged in different and mainly grasroots social engagement initiatives, both in the Basque Country and in the Middle East, seeking to revealthe of reality of those opressed and dispossesed, practising political solidarity and feeding on the experiences throughout the process.

Current affiliation: University of Deusto, PhD student
He is presently working on his thesis, focused principally on the link between the intersubjectivity among the Palestinian refugee camp dwellers and the contingency of a non hierarchical sociopolitical organization. The challenge inherent to the idea, that is, overcoming cultural, religious and political differences, among others, shall be addressed through three main fields of knowledge: political philosophy, social anthropology and epistemology.

To contact this fellow, email the Sylff Association at sylff[a] (replace [a] with @).