0405 271 757 montybadami@gmail.com


Driven by a passion to understand and communicate the importance of human diversity, I have developed a number of innovative methods of translating my professional experience into practical and accessible information that is highly relevant to both the academic and non-academic worlds.

As a public speaker, I inspire people to think deeply, challenging them to explore a range of creative approaches to understand their dynamic and ever-changing environment.

Here’s how one audience member described one of my sessions:

“Mesmerising. He brought together so many concepts and theories together in such a succinct and eloquent manner. He was effervescent, warm, quirky and encouraged and supported us to participate in a really fun and engaging way. It was entertaining, and above all very educational and informative.”

I am currently a core faculty member at The School of Life in Sydney, where I facilitate EQ and life skills programs on culture, love, and understanding the self. I am regularly asked to present for their public events and corporate sessions. I also host a podcast, called The Meaning Of… with my fellow School of Life Faculty member, Dr Tim Dean.

I speak on a range of topics including:

  • Human Evolution and Diversity,
  • Ethnicity, Migration and Globalisation,
  • Medical Anthropology and Public Health,
  • Politics, Power and Inequality,
  • Material Culture, Usage and Design,
  • Improvisation and Cultural Creativity,
  • South Asian History and Culture (India),
  • Indigenous Culture and Identity,
  • Cross-cultural Mental Health,
  • Adolescent Health and Sexuality,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Relationships and Communication,
  • Religion and Ritual,
  • Ethnomusicology,
  • Ethics,
  • Research Methodology,
  • Social Justice.

In addition to this, I love to sing! As a trained musician and a professional jazz singer, I not only do gigs, but I conduct a number of performance based improvisational workshops that get people connecting, creating and moving.

Dr Sumant (Monty) Badami
Freelance Anthropologist
Mobile: 0405271757
Website:  montybadami.com


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