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Thiago de Lima Oliveira


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Thiago Oliveira, Ph.D., works as independent researcher in the Department of Anthropology at the University of São Paulo. He holds a Ph.D degree in Social Anthropology at University of São Paulo and is a former guest researcher at Vrije University Amsterdam/Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Oliveira studies how people perceive and respond to infrastructural and relational changes due to urbanization process in Brazilian Northeast and Amazonia, with a particular focus on sexual minorities and people living with HIV. His work explores the intersections of gender, sexuality and space in the areas of urban studies, health and bureaucracy. He has a special interest in the history of queer ethnography, gender and social transformation, political anthropology, development projects and the state underpinnings, attempting to understand how these dimensions relate to queer-feminist theorizing and empirical research.Oliveira has a B.Sc. in Translation (Applied Linguistics) and an MA in Anthropology (emphasis on Gender Studies and Urban Anthropology) from the Federal University of Paraíba, and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of São Paulo (emphasis on Political Anthropology and Latin American Studies). He also works as book editor and contributed to several scientific communication and diffusion projects: Cadernos de Campo (associated editor and editor-in-chief, 2018-2020), NORMA: International Journal for masculinity studies (book review editor, 2020-2021), Ponto.Urbe (Junior editor, 2017), Revista de Anthropologia (book review editor and copydesk, 2020-2022), alongside the podcasts Coccix, Antropotretas, Griot and is one the the founders of Kerekere anthropological podcasts network. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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