Dr. Rodolfo Maggio

BA, MSc, MA, PhD

Rodolfo Maggio holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester. He has conducted ethnographic research in a variety of cultural settings, including the metropolitan areas of Rome and Prague, the suburbs of London, and the Asia-Pacific Region.

As part of his doctoral research, Rodolfo conducted 13 months of fieldwork in an illegal settlement on the outskirts of Honiara, capital city of Solomon Islands. Residing with families of the local community, he closely observed the concretion of ordinary ethics in their everyday dealing with moral dilemmas, confrontations, and tensions over the meaning and significance of their values. This has gained him an empirical understanding of how people construct, negotiate, and defend their sense of belonging, identity, and life trajectory.

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  • Maggio, R. (forthcoming). An analysis of Marshall Sahlins’ Stone Age Economics. London: Macat International Ltd
  • Maggio, R. 2016. The unbearable impossibility of fieldwork: ethnographic dilemmas, moral laboratories and narrative phenomenology. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, 8 (1), 190-206
  • Maggio, R. 2016. An analysis of Jared Diamond’s Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive. London: Macat International Ltd
  • Maggio, R. 2016. An analysis of Karen Ho’s Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street. London: Macat International Ltd
  • Maggio, R. 2016. ‘My wife converted me’: Gendered values and gendered conversion in Pentecostal households in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 27(1), 1-17
  • Maggio, R. 2016. Pentecostal Churches in Honiara: The charismatic schism in the Anglican Church Of Melanesia, in Magowan, F. and Schwarz, C. (eds.) Christianity, Conflict and Renewal in Australia and the Pacific. Leiden: Brill
  • Maggio, R. 2015. Kingdom Tok: Legends and Prophecies in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Oceania, 85: 315–326
  • Maggio, R. and Symons, Jessica 2014. (eds.), Based on a True Story: Ethnography’s Impact as a Narrative Form. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology. 5 (2): 1-6
  • Maggio, R. 2014. The anthropology of storytelling and the storytelling of anthropology. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology 5 (2): 89-106
  • Maggio, R. 2014. “I was at Home!” The Dream of Representation in the Representation of a Dream. The Unfamiliar 4:34-44
  • Maggio, R. 2014. Review of Tomlinson, Matt. 2014. Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. http://anthrocybib.net/review-forums/
  • Maggio, R. 2013. “Pentecostal Churches in Honiara: A List.” http://genpent.b.uib.no/literature/melanesia/
Rodolfo Maggio photograph
Dr. Rodolfo Maggio