Class 7 (2008-2010)

Paolo Bocci, Italy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of Anthropology

After graduating with a degree in Philosophy in 2005, Paolo moved to New Zealand where he cultivated his interests in both Pacific natives and nature. There, he worked for GREENPEACE on the Wellington team. He has also been an intern at the OECD LEED for six months, where he focused on issues related to social exclusion and local development. During the last ten years, Paolo has been involved in several Italian and international NGOs in the field of immigration and development cooperation. At UNC, he will concentrate on the study of the effects of development cooperation projects on Third World cultures. His interest in the anthropology of development stems from his participation in many grassroots movements together with his experiences in Africa, Oceania and Asia. After he completes his studies, Paolo would like to continue to work in this area in a NGO or other international organization.