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Paola Tine

Paola Tine
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
PhD Student
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts

Paola Tine' (Palermo 1991), is an anthropologist with expertise in visual research methods, immigration and food practices.

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Paola Tine

Paola Tine' (Palermo 1991), is an anthropologist with expertise in visual research methods, immigration and food practices.

Paola Tine' is a PhD student in Social Anthropology. After her studies in the Arts & Humanities (BA Human Sciences with a major in Cultural Anthropology, University of Siena), she specialised in Visual Anthropology (MA, University of Siena). During her studies, she has focused on the Ukrainian conflict and on the memory-building process in post-soviet states. Her recent work included a fieldwork among the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese community of Adelaide in collaboration with professor John Gray. She is a member of the Food Values Research Group at the University of Adelaide coordinated by professor Rachel Ankeny. Paola's current research deals with social change in modern Nepal, with a focus on on the topic of food practices and healthy eating.  Her methodological interest is to show some of the insights of sociological research through visual representation. In her current work, in fact, she enlightens the importance of visual creations in expressing the insights of the anthropological research. Paola has exhibited some of her works in Siena, Palazzo di San Galgano, in 2014. For her artistic merit and contribution to social research through painting, she is the recipient of the '2018 Jon Prosser Award for outstanding work by beginning scholars in Visual Methodologies'. This is the link to her artistic website: 

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Italian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Nepali Can read, write and speak
Spanish; Castilian Can read and understand spoken


Date Institution name Country Title
The University of Siena Italy Bachelor of Arts
The University of Siena Italy Master of Arts

Research Interests


Year Citation
2017 Tine, P. (2017). Le radici storiche del conflitto in Ucraina e la costruzione della memoria. Tetide. Rivista di Studi Mediterranei.
2017 Tine, P. (2017). Art as a research method: on the expression of anthropological insights’. O Ideário Patrimonial,.
2017 Tine, P. (2017). ‘Cultural interaction and integration in the context of immigration: the case study of the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese in Adelaide'. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies-JIMS.

Merit Awards

  • 2018 Jon Prosser Award for Outstanding Work by Beginning Scholars in Visual Methodologies.


Project Fundings

  • Sight and Life Foundation


Research Grants

  • 2018 Global Learning Travel Grant, The University of Adelaide.
  • 2018 Research Abroad Scholarship, The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre. 
  • 2017 Beacon of Enlightenment Scholarship, The University of Adelaide.  
  • 2016 Postgraduate Internship, The University of Siena.
  • 2015 Erasmus Traineeship, The University of Siena.


    • 2018 ‘Food and the Memory’. The University of Adelaide. Food Values Research Seminars Series.
    • 2014 'The Clash of Civilizations'. The University of Siena. Class of Cultural Anthropology.
    • 2014 ‘The Name of Perception’. The University of Siena. Class of Cognitive Anthropology.
    PhD Student
    North Terrace
    Org Unit
    Anthropology and Development Studies