Fabio Malfatti

Fabio Malfatti
Centro Ricerche Etnoantropologiche C. R. E. A. | CREASIENA

Master of Arts


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I am a Cultural anthropologist, with a strong experience in field research and applied projects. I believe that the best achievements come from the work of multidisciplinary research groups. I realized field research in Latin America and Italy. My main interests: social and qualitative research, traditional and local knowledges, oral history, sustainable land management, global environmental change, and community support.
Additional affiliations
May 2015 - present
Centro Ricerche Etnoantropologiche C. R. E. A.
  • Senior Researcher
  • Multidisciplinary research project on changing landscapes in Italy and California to produce multiple well contextualized scenarios of past and future environmental change. Research Director: Andrew S. Mathew
September 2010 - November 2011
Centro Ricerche Etnoantropologiche C. R. E. A.
  • Managing Director
  • Social Research: The experience of international cooperation projects in subjects belonging to the Provincial Forum of international Cooperation. Representations, problems and best practices
November 2009 - April 2010
Antropologica, Lucca, Italy
  • Research Director
  • Memory and oral history in Orbicciano.
September 1995 - September 2007
Università degli Studi di Siena
Field of study
  • Social Sciences


Questions (4)
I am a cultural anthropologist and work with traditional knowledge from oral sources. I'd like to know about the experience of research and methods in the application of oral sources / qualitative research in climatic change adaptation and mitigation, possibly in the so called 'developed countries' (i.e. Europe, North America, Australia etc.)


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Projects (2)
The Monte Pisano Forest Community is a bottom-up organization grown with a participatory process. The objective is the sustainable development of forest, community and in general of the mountain area of Monte Pisano. The Community is situated in Tuscany (Italy) includes two provinces (Lucca and Pisa) and seven municipalities (Lucca, Capannori, San Giuliano Terme, Vecchiano, Calci, Vicopisano, Buti). It extends over 234 Kmqs and includes approx 63.000 persons. The total forest area is approx 11.000 ha, and 91% is privately held. The research support to the Community will be: define future scenarios, support on community building and immaterial cultural heritage valorization.
This transdisciplinary research project supports historical ecological research on changing landscapes in Italy and California, and brings humanistic social scientists (anthropologists and historical ecologists) into conversation with ecological modelers in Italy and California, in order to produce multiple well contextualized scenarios of past and future environmental change. Andrew S. Mathew (P.I.) Research Director Fabio Malfatti Assistant Director