Researchers

Patrice Schuch

Patrice Schuch

Curriculum Lattes

She is an adjunct professor at the Department of Anthropology, the Graduate Program in Anthropology and the Graduate Program in Public Policy at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), with a master's and doctorate in Social Anthropology from that same university. Sheis a researcherat Núcleo de Antropologia e Cidadania (NACi / UFRGS). Sheistheauthorofthe book “Práticas de Justiça: antropologia dos modos de governo da infância e juventude no contexto pós-ECA” andco-organizerofthe books: “Direitos e Ajuda Humanitária: perspectivas sobre gênero, família e saúde”, “Ética e Regulamentação na Pesquisa Antropológica”, “Experiências, Dilemas e Desafios do Fazer Etnográfico Contemporâneo”, “Políticas de Proteção à Infância: um olhar antropológico” and “Antropólogos em Ação: experimentos de pesquisa em direitos humanos”. Currently She is the director of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA), an association in which she is also part of the Human Rights Commission.
Sahra Gibbon

Sahra Gibbon

Curriculum

My doctoral research focused on examining the social and cultural dimensions of developments in the field of medicine described as 'breast cancer genetics'. Based in the UK, this work looked at the interface between gendered cultures of breast cancer activism and the translation of knowledge and technologies associated with two inherited susceptibility genes discovered in the 1990s - BRCA 1 and BRCA2. I have continued research in the area of BRCA genetics and cancer genetics more broadly exploring the changing and dynamic relationship between 'publics' and 'scientists' in an era of (post)genomic medicine in the comparative cultural context of Cuba and most recently Brazil. My interests here include examining how and with what consequences the transnational fields of genomic medicine are being translated in diverse cultural arenas at the interface with the politics and practice of public health care.
Claudia Fonseca

Claudia Fonseca

Curriculum Lattes

Graduated in Letters from the University of Kansas (1967), Master in Oriental Studies from the University of Kansas (1969), PhD in Sociology from the Université de Paris V (1981) and PhD in Ethnologie from the Université de Paris X (Nanterre, 1993), postdoctoral fellow at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (1990) and postdoctoral fellow at Université de Montréal (2001). She is a professor at PPGAS-UFRGS and the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at the National University of San Martín (Argentina). Sheis a coordinatorofthe Núcleo de Antropologia e Cidadania (NACi) at PPGAS-UFRGS. His variouspublications include the books “Caminhos da adoção” e “Família, fofoca e honra”, andthecollections “Etnografias da participação” (in co-organizationwith Jurema Brites), “Políticas de proteção” (in co-organizationwith Patrice Schuch) and “Ciências na vida” (in co-organizationwith Fabiola Rohdenand Paula S. Machado).
Kelly Fagan Robinson

Kelly Fagan Robinson

Curriculum

My work focuses on disability, communication, health and social policy. It foregrounds the ways that individual histories, bodies, sensorial hierarchies, education, and experiences of formalized care can generate epistemic dissonances/injustices for people with disabilities. My anthropology doctorate was awarded by University College London (UCL) in 2018. My thesis, Looking to Listen (ESRC/AHRC multidisciplinary studentship, Public Policy and Heritage), investigated deaf people’s visual-tactile communication resources, as well as institutional reception or resistance to deaf-centred communication practices. My broader research focuses on the social relations that contribute to understandings of ‘disability’ as a category of personhood, and how these inform disability-centric knowledge-making particularly within systems of care. I employ multimodal methodological approaches to zero in on the components that generate individual understanding, incorporating the ways that embedded perceptions of disability contribute to epistemic dissonance and inequalities, as well as how communication affordances influence knowledge-making processes and value judgements within health and social care in the UK and internationally.
Ceres Gomes Víctora

Ceres Gomes Víctora

Curriculum Lattes

Professor at the Department of Anthropology and the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. CoordinatoroftheNúcleo de Pesquisas em Antropologia do Corpo e da Saúde - NUPACS. Graduated in Social Sciences (1982) and master's degree in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1991), doctorate in Anthropology at Brunel University (1996), and post-doctorate at Johns Hopkins University (2011). Has experience in the area of Anthropology of Health, working mainly on the following themes: body, gender, health, emotions, social suffering and ethics.
Valéria Aydos Rosário

Valéria Aydos

Curriculum Lattes

PhD in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), supervisioned by Dr. Patrice Schuch and with a sandwich internship at King's College London, supervisioned by prof. Dr. Nikolas Rose. Master in Social Anthropology and Bachelor in Social Sciences, also at UFRGS. She is currently a researcher associated with the Núcleo de Antropologia e Cidadania(NACI) and a postdoctoral fellow in the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at UFRGS, where she Works as a professor fordifferent courses. Her research area is Anthropological Studies on Citizenship, Public Policies and Disability, seeking to understand the relationships between the modes of government, culture and subjectivities that constitute the dynamics of the social inclusion processes of people with autism in the labor market. Currently, in addition to serving on the Disability and Accessibility Committees on three different institutions (ANPOCS, ABA and PPGAS/UFRGS), her research has focused on the intersectionality between autism, gender and social class, especially with regard to the production of diagnostic processes and the identities of people on the spectrum.
Helena Moura Fietz

Helena Moura Fietz

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Doctoral student in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (admitted in 2016), Master in Social Anthropology (UFRGS) and Bachelor of Legal and Social Sciences - Law (PUCRS). Sheiscurrently a researcherassociatedwiththe Núcleo de Antropologia e Cidadania (NACi) andtotheResearchGroupCiências na Vida: Produção de conhecimento e articulações heterogêneas. She has experience in Anthropology, with an emphasis on Anthropology of Science and Technology, Anthropology of Law, Disability Studies and Antropology of Care.
Lucas Besen

Lucas Riboli Besen

Curriculum Lattes

I hold a BA in Social Sciences from UFRGS (2011), a Master's (2014) and a PhD (2018) in Social Anthropology from PPGAS/UFRGS, in which I'm currently a voluntary postdoctoral fellow. My work deals with the processes of materialization of political discourses through judicial processes, mainly regarding the production of evidence and the translation of social demands. In this sense, I focus on how matters of sexual identities and gender have become matters of the State in the last 10 years in Brazil. Since 2012, I develop projects in the area of scientific dissemination, currently being the coordinator of the project "Somos+Literatura", which seeks to discuss works by LGBT authors from a multidisciplinary perspective. My main areas are Anthropology of gender and sexualities relations; Anthropology of Law; Anthropology of the State; Anthropology of Bureaucracy; Anthropology of Science; and Human Rights.