The object of my PhD research project is humanitarian volunteering in Calcutta. I summon resources of visual anthropology, structural anthropology, post-structural philosophy and history of religion to highlight the inherent values and tensions of transgressive social service flourishing beyond the crumbling facade of global humanitarianism. In the past I studied philosophy in Saint Petersburg University, Russia and recently did my MA in social anthropology at CEU. My general academic interests include history of knowledge and religion, anthropology of social exclusion, visual anthropology and moral economies in their entanglements. As an artist/visual anthropologist I work with various techniques and mediums from sculpture to photography.