Dr Giuseppe BOLOTTA
Designation : Postdoctoral Fellow
Office : AS8, #07-54
Telephone : 6516 6370
Status : Former Staff

Dr Bolotta has commenced a two-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Religion and Globalisation Cluster in ARI with effect from 8 October 2015. He earned his PhD in Anthropology from University Bicocca of Milan, and his Master’s in Psychology from University San Raffaele of Milan. He has also worked with Thai scholars while on an exchange PhD student program at the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. His doctoral research is a multi-situated ethnography of religious, humanitarian and state institutional politics for poor children living in the slums of Bangkok (Thailand). He co-founded the research group “Sciences de l’Enfance. Enfants des Sciences” (SEES, http://sciences-enfances.org) and has worked with Psychologists Without Borders (PSF).

His current research project at ARI aims to compare the relationship between development and religion in the case of the Catholic, Christian, Buddhist, and (officially) “secular” NGOs dealing with childcare in the Thai capital’s shantytowns.