Cláudia Regina Plens is currently Full Professor and responsible for the Historical Archeology Chair in the Department of History of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). She created and is Coordinator of the specialization course (latu sensu) on Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights of the Centre of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology (CAAF/UNIFESP). She created and is responsible for the Laboratório de Estudos Arqueológicos (LEA/UNIFESP) since 2010. Professor Plens has just been selected as Productivity Research Fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) (2019-2022). She is Bachelor in Archeology at Estácio de Sá University (UNESA), Master (with FAPESP financial support) and PhD in Archeology from the University of São Paulo (trainee doctorate at York University, England, with ALBAN financial support). Professor Plens has developed research in Archaeology pre-colonial and historical period. Her research in pre-colonial period is mainly on Formation Process of archaeological sites, Foodway Archaeology and Bioarchaeology. In Historical Archaeology she has acted in research about Archaeology of Colonization and Post-Colonization, with emphasis on the work class and indigenous groups. In these themes she has recently published two books granted by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP): São Paulo in the 19th Century: Paranapiacaba (2016), and Objects, Landscapes and Heritage: Archeology of Colonialism and the People of Guarulhos (2017). In the Forensic area, because her background as archaeologist and bioarchaeologist, she is developing Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology teaching and research forming specialized teams on these areas.
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