Marco Gemignani


Research | Teaching


I am an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.


My research focuses on the psychological aspects of border crossing. Overall, I am interested in examining constructions and narratives on exile, home, resettlement, and return of refugees, migrants, and international students.


I embrace a constructivist, narrative, post-structural approach to knowledge. As a constructivist, I am interested in the process of knowledge creation. Therefore, I focus on interpretations and contexts, and on the conditions for their existence. I use qualitative methodologies because they tend to better fit the complex and multifaceted topics of my research.


A native of Italy, I moved to the States in 2000 to start the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Florida , under the auspices of Franz Epting and Greg Neimeyer. I completed my professional internship at Suffolk University in Boston , MA and, following my graduation in 2005, I moved to Pittsburgh to start my dream job in one of the most exciting departments on earth!


Contact information:

Psychology Department
544 College Hall
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh , PA 15282
Tel.: (412) 396-1376
Fax. (412) 396-1368 or


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Last updated on March 4, 2009