Giacomo Tabacco recently completed his PhD in anthropology at the University of Milano-Bicocca. His doctoral research is an ethnography of gold mining work in the post-disaster society of Aceh, Indonesia. In 2015 he co-authored "REZEKI: gold and stones mining in Aceh", an ethnographic film that is based largely on his doctoral research and was shot at his field site. As research fellow at the University of Milano-Bicocca, he is currently working on a monograph about the utilization of local resources in the outer region of Aceh, and on a new collaborative and multi-situated research project about the entanglements of welfare policies, violence, racialized access to land and work, and socio-ecological vulnerability in Indonesia. He is part of the EASA Anthropology of Mining network and has worked with the International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS).