Dr. Jaro Stacul, M.A. (Trieste), Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Phone: (709) 639-6517
Visiting Assistant Professor – Social Cultural Studies (Anthropology)
Dr. Stacul's research focuses on issues of nationalism, the state, and the environment in Europe (Poland and Italy). It examines the ways in which political messages and symbols emanating from national, regional, and other centres are understood by different people. The findings of his research in Italy are summarized in the book The Bounded Field: Localism and Local Identity in an Italian Alpine Valley (Berghahn Books, 2003). Since 2008, he has been working on a research project on the redevelopment of post-industrial spaces in Poland, which involves fieldwork in the city of Gdańsk. Dr. Stacul has recently been awarded a grant from the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) of MUN for a project on working students in Newfoundland.