Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfau’ is a Ph.D in Social Sciences. She obtained her doctorate from the University of Padua with a thesis titled "Why don't you take them to your home? Stories of reception between refugees and locals," in which racism and anti-racism are analyzed in an attempt to explain the connection between daily practices and systems of dominance.

Mackda is a part-time lecturer at Università Iuav di Venezia and an instructor at Stanford Florence and NYU Florence. She collaborates with Razzismo Brutta Storia and is a resident curator at Centrale Fies for the Agitu Ideo Gudeta Fellowship, an artistic residency grant. Mackda is actively involved in the anti-racist debate in Italy, particularly in the fields of education and outreach.

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