Paola Tine

Paola Tine

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Student

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


Paola Tiné is an anthropologist with expertise in visual research methods, medical anthropology, social change and domestic relations.

After my studies in the Arts & Humanities (2013, BA Human Sciences with a major in Cultural Anthropology, University of Siena), I specialised in Visual Anthropology (2015, MA University of Siena) and in Documentary ethnographic video-making (2017, ETNOfilm, Padova). In the last 5 years, I have conducted intensive fieldwork in South Australia and Nepal, where I used traditional qualitative research methods and experimental visual methodologies. My doctoral studies focus on social change in modern Nepal, with a focus on the topic of domestic moralities and conflictuality. The methodological challenge of this study is to show some of the insights of sociological research through visual representation. For an updated art page see (Paola Tine-Smiech): https://www.paola-ts.com/ 

Publications

Academic

  1. Tinè, P, 2023, ‘Seeing South Asia: Visuals Beyond Borders’ (Edited By Dev Nath Pathak, Biswajit Das, Ratan Kumar Roy), Visual Studies (forthcoming).
  2. Tinè, P, 2022, ‘What Makes a Family? A Visual Approach to Ontological and Substantial Dimensions of the Domestic in Nepal’, HIMALAYA: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies 41(2):pp.
  3. Tinè, P, 2022, ‘Two Kitchens and Other Modern Stories: Household Conflict and Fission as Dimensions of Development in Contemporary Nepal’, HIMALAYA: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies 41(2):pp.
  4. Tinè, P, 2022, ‘The Question of Expression when Using Art as a Research Method in Anthropology: Notes for the Anthropologist-Artist’, In Carocci, M & Pratt, S (eds.), Ethnography as Art/Art as Ethnography: Art, Observation, and an Anthropology of Illustration. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 23–38.
  5. Tinè, P, 2021, ‘Seeking Heartfelt Help: The Emergence of the Friendship Guthi as a Middle-Class Practice in Contemporary Nepal’, Studies in Nepali History and Society 26(2): 313–344.
  6. Tinè, P, Squillacciotti, M. and Giannelli, L. 2021, ‘Guna Yala: Voices to Remember. A Conversation on the Digital Archives of the Studies of Indigenous America”. Anthropological Airwaves – a podcast of the American Anthropologist (forthcoming). 
  7. Tinè, P 2021, Maya's Story. Spirit Possession, Gender and the Making of the Self in a Painted Anthropological Account, Current Anthropology vol. 62, n.4.
  8. Tinè, P 2021, ‘Doing Gender and Reshaping the Self: the Rehabilitation Narratives of TBI Survivors', Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences vol. 15, n. 1, pp.181-200.
  9. Tinè, P 2021, ‘Painting the Self in a Study of Modernity: Using Art in Anthropological Research’, Re:think - a Journal of Creative Ethnography, vol. 3, n. 1, pp. 1-14.
  10. Tinè, P 2020, ‘Parenting, Food Practices and Health Conceptions in Bhaktapur’. DADA Rivista di Antropologia Post-globale, n. 2, pp. 107-124. 
  11. Tinè, P & Gray J 2020, 'Food Practices Among the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese in Adelaide', DADA Rivista di Antropologia Post-globale (Speciale Anthropologia del Cibo) n. 1, pp. 243-260. 
  12. Tinè, P 2019, ‘I Colori del Sogno di Gatsby. Proposta di Analisi Semiotica', O Ideário Patrimonial, n. 13, pp. 41-48.  
  13. Tinè, P 2018, ‘Lo sperimentalismo letterario nel romanzo moderno americano', O Ideário Patrimonial, n. 11, pp. 167-176.
  14. 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, vol.11, no.2, pp.23-33.
  15. Tine, P 2017, ‘Art as a research method: on the expression of anthropological insights', O Ideário Patrimonial, n. 9, ISSN 2183-1394, pp.150-160. Tinè, P 2017, ‘Le radici storiche del conflitto in Ucraina e la costruzione della memoria', Tetide. Rivista di Studi Mediterranei, no. 4, pp. 100-112.

General public

  1. Tinè, P 2020, ‘Using fMRI Techniques for Assessing Sub-types of Depression’, SAERA School of Advanced Education, Research and Accreditation
  2. Tinè, P 2020,Measuring Brain Activity: Design, Acquisition, and Analysis of fMRI data’, SAERA School of Advanced Education, Research and Accreditation
  3. Tinè, P 2020, ‘War and Peace of Neuroscience. Dehumanisation and Collateral Damage in Welfare’.
  4. Tinè, P 2019, ‘Can I Paint It? Exploring the Art-tool Method in Anthropology’, Research Catalogue, An International Database for Artistic Research.
  5. Tinè, P 2019, ‘What Is Beauty?’, in 'Nel Futuro' (web magazine). 
  6. Tinè, P 2019, 'Dalla Russia, riflessioni sull'Esistenza', in 'Nel Futuro' (web magazine). 
  7. Tinè, P 2017, L' "Arca russa": russofilismo e occidentalismo, in ‘Nel Futuro' (web magazine). 
  8. Tinè, P 2017, La "contaminazione parola-immagine nell'arte di Gillo Dorfles, in ‘Nel Futuro' (web magazine). 
  9. Tinè, P 2017, L'arte tra dicibile e indicibile, in ‘Nel Futuro' (web magazine).
  10. Tinè, P 2017, L'immagine dell'anima nel misticismo profetico di Ildegarda di Bingen, in ‘Nel Futuro' (web magazine). 
  11. Tinè, P 2017, Wittgenstein: teoria dell'immagine e ineffabilità, in ‘Nel Futuro' (web magazine). 
  12. Tinè, P 2017, Pensiero e immaginazione: la "mancanza" all'origine del processo creativo, in ‘Nel Futuro' (web magazine).
  13. Tinè, P 2016, Eurovision 2016: Uno show politico per l'Ucraina? In ‘Nel Futuro' (web magazine). 
  14. Tinè, P 2016, Maggio 21, ‘Quella guerra dietro una canzone', la Repubblica (national newspaper), Lettere, commenti e idee, p.32. 

Grants and awards 

  • 2022 ASAA Postgraduate Conference Award, Asian Studies Association of Australia
  • 2021 Dor Bahadur Bista Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper, Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
  • 2018 Jon Prosser Award for Outstanding Work by Beginning Scholars in Visual Methodologies
  • 2018 Sight and Life Foundation (fieldwork in Nepal)
  • 2018 IVSA Travel Stipend, International Visual Sociology Association (conference)
  • 2018 Global Learning Travel Grant, The University of Adelaide (fieldwork in Nepal)
  • 2018 Postgraduate Fieldwork Funding, The University of Adelaide, Department of Anthropology (fieldwork in Nepal)
  • 2018 Research Abroad Scholarship, The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre (fieldwork in Nepal)
  • 2017 Beacon of Enlightenment Scholarship, The University of Adelaide (PhD studies)  
  • 2016 Postgraduate Internship, The University of Siena (fieldwork in South Australia)
  • 2015 Erasmus Traineeship, The University of Siena (visiting fellowship at The University of Edinburgh)

Teaching

2022 Part-Time Teaching Lecturer, Introduction to Social Research (SOCI 2012), The University of Adelaide

2022 Part-Time Teaching Lecturer, Understanding Criminology (CRIM 1001), The University of Adelaide

2022 Part-Time Teaching Lecturer, Contemporary Issues in Criminology (CRIM 3001), The University of Adelaide

2022  Guest lecturer, Visual Anthropology (undergraduate) (ANTH 1104), the University of Adelaide

2021  Guest lecturer, Visual Anthropology (undergraduate) (ANTH 1104), the University of Adelaide

2020  Guest lecturer, Visual Anthropology (undergraduate) (ANTH 1104), the University of Adelaide

2016  Volunteer teacher of painting to children at the Bhutanese Ethnic School of Salisbury in Adelaide, South Australia

2014  Tutor, Cognitive Anthropology (undergraduate) (M-DEA/01), the University of Siena

2013  Tutor, Cultural Anthropology (undergraduate) (M-DEA/01), the University of Siena

 

Supervision

I  undertake dissertation supervision in the fields of anthropology, sociology, criminology and gender studies. 

  • 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
    Spanish; Castilian Can read and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD, Social Anthropology and Development Studies
    2013 - 2015 The University of Siena Italy Master of Arts, Anthropology and Visual Studies
    2010 - 2013 The University of Siena Italy Bachelor of Arts, Human Sciences (History, Philosophy, Anthropology)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2019 Postgraduate Training in Medical Anthropology University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
    2017 Ethnographic Film Training Ethnofilm Italy
    2016 Postgraduate Fieldwork Training University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Erasmus Placement University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2020 Higher Education Teaching Certificate Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Tiné, P. (2021). Maya’s story spirit possession, gender, and the making of the self in a painted anthropological account. Current Anthropology, 62(4), 498-504.
    DOI
    2019 Tine, P. (2019). I colori del sogno di Gatsby: proposta di analisi semiotica. O Ideario Patrimonial.
    2018 Tine, P. (2018). ‘Lo sperimentalismo letterario nel romanzo moderno americano’. O Ideário Patrimonial,.
    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.
    Tine, P. (n.d.). Doing Gender and Reshaping the Self: The Rehabilitation Narratives of TBI Survivors. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 15(1).
    DOI

Awards

  • 2018 Jon Prosser Award for Outstanding Work by Beginning Scholars in Visual Methodologies.
  • 2022 ASAA Postgraduate Conference Award, Asian Studies Association of Australia
  • 2021 Dor Bahadur Bista Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper, Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies

Research Project Funding

  • 2018 Sight and Life Foundation (fieldwork in Nepal)

Research Grants

  • 2018 IVSA Travel Stipend, International Visual Sociology Association (conference).
  • 2018 Global Learning Travel Grant, The University of Adelaide (fieldwork in Nepal).
  • 2018 Postgraduate Fieldwork Funding, The University of Adelaide, Department of Anthropology (fieldwork in Nepal).
  • 2018 Research Abroad Scholarship, The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre (fieldwork in Nepal). 
  • 2017 Beacon of Enlightenment Scholarship, The University of Adelaide (PhD studies).  
  • 2016 Postgraduate Internship, The University of Siena (fieldwork in South Australia).
  • 2015 Erasmus Traineeship, The University of Siena (visiting fellowship at The University of Edinburgh).

2022 Part-Time Teaching Lecturer, Introduction to Social Research (SOCI 2012), The University of Adelaide

2022 Part-Time Teaching Lecturer, Understanding Criminology (CRIM 1001), The University of Adelaide

2022 Part-Time Teaching Lecturer, Contemporary Issues in Criminology (CRIM 3001), The University of Adelaide

2022  Guest lecturer, Visual Anthropology (undergraduate) (ANTH 1104), the University of Adelaide

2021  Guest lecturer, Visual Anthropology (undergraduate) (ANTH 1104), the University of Adelaide

2020  Guest lecturer, Visual Anthropology (undergraduate) (ANTH 1104), the University of Adelaide

2016  Volunteer teacher of painting to children at the Bhutanese Ethnic School of Salisbury in Adelaide

2014  Tutor, Cognitive Anthropology (undergraduate) (M-DEA/01), the University of Siena

2013   Tutor, Cultural Anthropology (undergraduate) (M-DEA/01), the University of Siena


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