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Dr

Sergio Jarillo de la Torre

Research Fellow (Climate Change A.P - Communities)
Geography
Facial expressions of emotions
Art
Human Geography
Adaptation Practices
Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Behavioural Ecology
Museums
Community Based Adaptation
Intangible Heritage
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Dr

Sergio Jarillo de la Torre

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Material Culture
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Dr

Sergio Jarillo de la Torre

 

Sergio is ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Geography. He has a background in social anthropology and over ten years of fieldwork experience in Oceania (Papua New Guinea and the Marshall Islands) and Africa (Mozambique).

Sergio is currently researching climate change adaptation practices, with a focus on community-based adaptation in the Maldives, the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Torres Strait Islands, as part of the project FUTURE ISLANDS: CATALYSING SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN LOW-LYING ISLANDS. Sergio uses mixed research methods and participatory approaches to explore the intersections between globalisation, (im)material culture, social and climate change and the behavioural ecology of human emotions. He is also interested in collaborative ethnography, interdisciplinary research and museum practice. Sergio has an LLB from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), a BA in Art History and Museum Studies from the Università degli Studi di Urbino (Italy), as well as an MPhil and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He was Predoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, in 2011-2012, where he carried out the analysis, consolidation and repatriation of a large corpus of indigenous oral folklore and its associated systems of knowledge to the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea as part of the Recovering Voices Program. From 2014 to 2016, he was Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York. At AMNH, Sergio conducted a socio-ecological study of Budibudi, a small archipelago of low-lying coral atolls off the Papua New Guinea coast, researching culturally-informed local perspectives on the effects of climate change and adaptation practices. In 2016-2017, Sergio was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he carried out a visual repatriation of materials from the Museum’s archives back to Papua New Guinea, to elicit responses from locals and evidence new linkages between people, objects and the environment. Sergio taught the Museums and Anthropology graduate course at the University of Columbia in 2017 and is the Acting Director of the Massim Museum and Cultural Centre in Alotau, Milne Bay Province (Papua New Guinea).

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 9 most recent scholarly works by Sergio Jarillo de la Torre.

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Scholarly Works

Credentials

Positions


Research Fellow (Climate Change A.P - Communities)

Geography

Education


Doctor of Philosphy

University of Cambridge

Masters of Philosophy

University of Cambridge

Bachelors Degree

Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo

Bachelors Degree (Honours)

Autonomous University of Madrid