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Gianluigi Rotondo 

Glen Waverley, VIC  Australia
gianluigi.rot@gmail.com
0426047077

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5285
Glen Waverley, VIC  Australia
gianluigi.rot@gmail.com
0426047077
+ 46 047077
4 Turner Court
Glen Waverley, VIC 3150
AUS

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Research
Higher education institution
Casual
Monash University
Social Sciences
Clayton
Yes
Yes
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Yes

Thematic Groups

Migration, Ethnicity & Multiculturalism
Sociology & Activism

Biography

I am a researcher who analyses the values and the in depth processes created by intercultural interaction, applied to the special cases of refugees and asylum seekers. Both thesis of my first Degree in Political Sciences and of my Honours Degree in Public Administration Sciences treated these same issues, as well as my Masters Degree in Sociology of Religions (of Padua University). My study aims to elaborate a comparison between Australia and Italy by the point of view of the mere implementation of intercultural practices and of the professional profiles involved in the process of settlement and social inclusion of these special categories of immigrants.

My current project "Seagulls" aims to facilitate an increased awareness on the multitude of life experiences in the contemporary context, and the richness that every single story brings to the collective consciousness. It especially addresses to the healing process through a performative experience for asylum seekers, after the traumatic journey undertaken on their way to Australia, so difficult to reach by people fleeing from war torn countries.
With the collaboration of students of asylum seeker background, and under the supervision of professionals (one sociologist and two theatre practitioners with experience in community theatre), a storytelling performance will be created, in which participants will tell, shape, interconnect and perform their stories. This project proposal is focused not only on the participants, but also on the community that receives them, aiming to interconnection and social inclusion. 

I was awarded the: - MIPRS and MRS scholarships of Monash University for the PhD course currently attended; - UCOII Scholarship (one per university) for the Masters Course in Sociology of Religions, Padua University, Italy (totally covering course fees); - Prize for the Best Thesis of the Masters in Sociology of Religions (Studies on Islam in Europe) for the thesis “Communication strategies of Islamic Organisations and Associations in the province of Padua: the new information technologies”; - Prize for the Best Thesis of the Advanced Course for Intercultural Mediators, organised by the University of Padua, Faculty of Sociology, granted by the Padua Province, for the thesis “Beyond the Cultures”.