Italo Pardo

University of Kent

Italo Pardo received his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of London in 1988. He is Hon. Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Kent. In the 1980s, Italo Pardo pioneered research in the urban West in British anthropology (Managing Existence in Naples, 1996) and in the early 1990s initiated anthropological research on legitimacy, morality, corruption and the élite (Morals of Legitimacy, 2000; Between Morality and the Law, 2004; Legitimacy: Methodological and Theoretical Insights, with G.B. Prato, 2019). He has lectured world-wide, authored a large body of peer-reviewed articles and books based on his research in Italy, France and England and edits with Dr Giuliana B. Prato the Series ‘Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology’. Professor Pardo established and co-edits the journal Urbanities and co-founded and presides over the not-for-profit association, International Urban Symposium-IUS. He leads a multidisciplinary project on legitimacy. He recently published The Legitimacy of Healthcare and Public Health: Anthropological Perspectives (2023), Urban Inequalities: Ethnographically Informed Reflections (2021) Legitimacy: Ethnographic and Theoretical Insights (2019) .