Giovanna Bacchiddu

Giovanna Bacchiddu is Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Program of the Institute of Sociology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She received her Ph.D. from the University St. Andrews in England with a thesis on "'Gente de Isla - Island people. An ethnography of Apiao, Chiloé, southern Chile '”. Before that, she studied at the University of London and the University of Cagliari, Italy. She has received research grants from various Italian institutions and was a visiting researcher at CINVESTAV, Department of Educational Research, Mexico City.


Recent publications:

2017. La chilenización del propio entorno. Identidad y objetos en la vida de adoptados chilenos en Cerdeña, Italia. En Salvo Agoglia, I. (Ed.). Adopciones en Chile hoy. Transformaciones, desafíos y nuevos caminos. Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado, pp 267-294.

2017. (con Marcelo Gonzales) Lévi-Strauss, el individualismo jíbaro y el Musée du Quai Branly. Un diálogo con Anne Christine Taylor. Iconos – Revista de Cencias Sociales, Num.59, 2017, 151-161 ISSN: 1390-1249

2017. (con Angel Aedo y Marjorie Murray) Hacia una ciencia social critica. Entrevista a Didier Fassin. Andamios – Revista de Investigacion Social Vol 14, n. 34, 351-364 ISSN 1870-0063

2017. ‘Updating The Map Of Desires: Mobile Phones, Satellite Dishes And Abundance As Facets Of Modernity In Apiao, Chiloé, Southern Chile’, Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, [S.l.], v. 42, n. 1, p. 45-66. ISSN 1799-8972.

2017b: Fear and Prayers. Negotiating with the dead in Apiao, Chiloé (Chile) in Death in the Early Twenty-First Century: Authority, Innovation and Mortuary Rites, Sébastien P. Boret, Susan O. Long and Sergei Kan (eds.). New York: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 31-62.

2017a: ‘The danger of knowledge: exercising sameness, bound to differentiation’ in The Ethics of Knowledge-Creation. Transactions, Relations and Persons, L. Josephides and A.S. Gronseth (eds.) New York and Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 49-75.

2015.  “Living at the margins of difference”: Transnational and transracial adoption and the re-formulation of the American family and of its members’ assumptions. Social Anthropology, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 510-514

2015.  ‘Entrevista con Marcio Goldman, Museu Nacional de la Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro’, con Piergiorgio Di Giminiani. In Revista de Antropologia Iberoamericana 10 (3) 317-329.

2012 ‘Doing Things Properly’: Religious Aspects in Everyday Sociality in Apiao, Chiloé’. In Ordinary Lives and Grand Schemes: An Anthropology of Everyday Religion, ed. S. Skielke and L. Debevec. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 66-81.

2011 ‘Holding the Saint in One's Arms. Miracles and Exchange in Apiao, Southern Chile’. In Encounters of Body and Soul in Contemporary Religious Practices. Anthropological Reflections, ed. A. Fedele and R. L. Blanes. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 23-42.


Research project at CALAS

Title: Childhood, Learning Strategies, and Practices in a Rural and Indigenous Context

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