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anthropologist , educator

Franco Giovanni Viviani, Italian anthropologist, educator. Recipient Honorary Mention award Belgian Royal Academy Overseas Science, 1990, NOCIRC Human Rights award, 2004.


Viviani, Franco Giovanni was born on November 25, 1948 in Padua, Italy. Son of Rino Aldo and Jole (Garon) Viviani.


Biology degree, University Padua, 1972.


Teacher High School, Padua, Italy, 1974—1993. Professor anthropology Higher Institute Physical Education, Bologna, 1980—2002. Researcher faculty of psychology University Padua, 1993, professor neuroscience faculty of psychology, 1994—1996, 1998—2001, professor psychobiology faculty of psychology, 2001—2008, professor psychobiology faculty of medicine, 2001—2003, professor applied anthropology, since 2008.

Professor functional anthropology faculty of medicine University Udine, Italy, 2005—2008, professor physiology human behavior, faculty psychology, 2005—2009. Researcher University Padua, Guatuso, Costa Rica, 1977, Sagada, The Philippines, 1985, 2007, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1986, Bissau, Guinea, 1988, Speleol. Society, 1985, 1986.


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  • Other Work

    • Editor: Female Genital Mutilation, 1995, Physical Activity and Health, 1998, Storia Evolutiva Della Socializzazione Umana, 2003, Biostoria, 2005, New Trends, 2006, Bodily Integrity and the Politics of Circumcision, 2006, Supplement IJBCR, 2010. Contributor articles to professional journals (numerous Lite Russian awards 2006-2010).


Member of International No Circumcision Network (representative Italy since 1996), New York Academy of Sciences, Italian Anthropol. Association, European Anthropol. Association, International Council Physical Activity and Fitness Research (board directors 1996—2004, president since 2004).


Rino Aldo Viviani

Jole (Garon) Viviani