Maria Tonini was born in the small village Fossalta di Piave in Italy but moved to London after completing her Bachelor's degree. After a few years living in the UK and India, she moved to Sweden in 2009. First challenged by the climate she eventually learnt to cope with the cold and is now happily living in Malmö. Through living in different countries and choosing to explore the path less travelled,
Maria has come to appreciate the value of taking risks and following one's own passions.
She values perspective, and the fact that we all have one, highly. We should never believe in one-size-fits-all solutions; rather, we should be accountable for our perspective and respect that of others. Valuing different perspectives brings new and better knowledge. Openness and integrity as values can bring positive change to the way people live and work together.
Maria is driven by equality, diversity, and inclusion, concepts that make us questions our own preconceived ideas.
She holds a B.A. in Asian Languages and Civilisations from Ca' Foscari University, Venice, a M.A. Critical Media and Cultural Studies from SOAS University of London and has lately carried out Gender Studies at Lund University. Maria is today a University Researcher and Lecturer in Lund and holds an expertise in anthropological fieldwork and ethnographic methodology. She speaks Italian, English, Swedish and will get around in Hindi.