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Staff and Expertise

The Punt Institute Director is Dr Gianluca Frinchillucci, from the Perigeo IPC Association and former Director of the Geographic Polar Institute “S. Zavatti” (Italy).

Board of Directors

  • Marco Lombardi – Full professor of Sociology and Director of the Dpt. of Sociolgy of the Catholic University, Italy
  • Ali Abdullahi Warsame – Vice-Chancellor of the Addoun University, Somalia
  • Hussein AbukarPuntInstitute, Somalia
  • Laura Bacalini – PuntInstitute, Somalia

The Punt Institute Executive Board is composed by Dr Stefano Biagetti (CaSEs, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, and The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Dr Eugenio Bortolini (CaSEs, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain and University of Bologna, Italy), Prof Marco Madella (ICREA, CaSEs, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, and The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa).

The Punt Institute Advisory Board includes internationally recognized scholars with active projects or direct experience in East African archaeology, ethnography, and cultural heritage studies.

Staff

  • Luca Bargili 
  • Luca Natali
  • Francesco Spigonardi