theorist, writer and BAK Research Fellow, London
Massimiliano Mollona is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, London. He is a graduate of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, with a major in Organizational Behavior, and completed an MS and PhD in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics, London. Mollona has a mixed disciplinary background in anthropology, film, and economics. His area of interest lies in film, visual, and political anthropology, avant-garde and experimental cinemas, the politics of realism, and the anthropology of work and organizations—especially of class and social movements. In 2000, he wrote and directed Steel Lives, a film about a community of steelworkers in Sheffield in the post-Thatcher era, which was followed by his book Made in Sheffield: An Ethnography of Industrial Work and Politics _(2009). Mollona has published extensively on political anthropology and film and is regularly invited to speak at various gallery exhibitions, juries, festivals, and workshops in the UK and abroad, including: _re-projecting (london), The Showroom, London, 2013; “Short on Work” session, Il Festival della Filosofia, Modena, 2013; “Freethought I: Economy of crisis” workshop, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, 2012; “Images of work—Art, Activism, and Anthropology in Film,” Gasworks Gallery, London, 2011 (with Ingela Johansson); and Maya Deren: 50 Years On, British Film Institute, London, 2011. He is currently researching cooperativism and the new economies of crisis in Europe. Mollona lives and works in London.