Dr Maria Amigo

Dr Maria Amigo is a social anthropologist with expertise on children in the developing world. She completed her doctoral studies at the Department of Anthropology at Sydney University on child labour in rural Indonesia. She has also conducted research on immigrant children and schools in Australia, and been involved in a world-wide initiative on children and ethnic diversity (UNA Global). Maria has worked for the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University since 2012, where she is the convenor of the PACE unit, Internships in Social Research. Through this unit of study Maria places undergraduate and postgraduate social science students in a range of government and non-government organisations (some of them overseas) where they get involved in small-scale research or evaluation projects. The experience of teaching this PACE unit has expanded Maria’s research interests, which now include University-community collaborative work.