Postdoctoral Fellow (WP7)
Ario Seto is a post-doctoral researcher at Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration and with the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI). An anthropologist, his work is also interdisciplinary with current research interests in value creation and community-based innovation, social enterprise and emerging public participation, cultural reproduction, marketization of well-being, and civic wealth creation. He has conducted field research in Indonesia, Germany, and Canada, as well as among several underground online groups and a multi-sited ethnographic research project on mediatised populism. Dr. Seto joined the FOCI Team in 2020 and is currently conducting research in Newfoundland and Labrador with FOCI WP7 - Building Resilient Coastal Communities through Social and Community Enterprise with a focus on community-based enterprises and their role in providing services to improve rural and coastal communities’ livability. His recent co-edited volume, Revitalizing PLACE through Social Enterprise, explores how social enterprise strengthens local economic activities to pursue more resilient and vibrant communities.