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The Cycle of Debates and Lectures “University in transformation: challenges and potential - Education, Research and Human Rights in the 21st century in an interdisciplinary perspective” begins on 10/15 (Thursday) at 4:30 pm. There will be a debate with coordinators from USP Research Support Centers who promote the initiative, students, researchers and members of social movements. Then, at 6 pm, Ailton Krenak gives the conference “Constellation of Knowledge”.

The link for the debate on 10/15, starting at 4:30 pm, is:

The Cycle discusses themes such as democratization of access and permanence at the university, anti-racist struggle, indigenous rights, technology and online education, digital exclusion, academy and social movements, decolonization of thought, feminisms, interdisciplinarity and knowledge of blacks, indigenous, quilombolas, riverside dwellers, immigrants, refugees, Africans, Arabs, people with disabilities, trans people, non-binary and LGBTQIA +, gender perspective, urban, rural and peripheral cultures, so that they can be heard and so that their narratives, knowledge, themes, experiences and experiences of oppression and diverse violence (epistemic, physical, psychological), as well as resistance, autonomy and empowerment, are incorporated by the university and valued in academic and extra-academic spaces.

For about 2 months (from 10/15 to 12/18), more than 100 speakers will interact, in videoconferences broadcast on Youtube, with a wide group of people on social networks (Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) and on the website of the Cycle (

Organized by 4 USP Research Support Centers: NAP Brazil Africa, NAP Diversitas - Center for the Study of Diversities, Intolerances and Conflicts, Center for Amerindian Studies (CEstA) and Center for Research Support for Production and the Built Environment Language (NAPPLAC) , with support from USP's Dean of Research, the Cycle was designed, from the design of the format to the diversity of the participating guests, with the objective of expanding exchanges, dialogues and the horizontal sharing of knowledge among the members of the NAPs and between them , different universities, national and foreign, and different sectors of civil society.

Among the questions that the cycle "University in transformation: challenges and potential - Education, Research and Human Rights in the 21st century in an interdisciplinary perspective" will discuss are: How to value the themes listed above? How to expand the democratization of access and permanence at the university and strengthen its transformation? How to promote the decolonization of thought and dialogue with other knowledge that is not necessarily academic? How to guarantee the decolonization of academic practices (in face-to-face formats and also in the context of virtualization / hybridization of teaching)? How to ensure interdisciplinarity and a diversified theoretical foundation / bibliography?

Confirms the schedule of upcoming events in

Come join us in this debate!
Instagram: @Universidadeemtransformacao
Twitter: @UniversidadeT


The Roundtable on Archives of Culture and Indigenous Languages ​​will discuss discussions on the formation of "indigenous archives", their construction histories and how they were organized. In addition, it will seek to elaborate a theoretical and conceptual reflection on what an "indigenous archive" is and what its potentialities would be. The discussion will also prove useful as a tool for collectives that are organizing or thinking about organizing their files.

With the participation of:

Laísa Tossin - BBM resident researcher,

Marcos Maciel Lima Cunha - Macuxi Ethnicity - TI Raposa Serra do Sol - Master in Social Anthropology UFRR - Indigenous Documentation Center of the Consolata Missionaries Institute

Luísa Valentini - PhD in Social Anthropology - USP

Lorena Rodriguez - Professor in Anthropological Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires - Researcher Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnica - CONICET

Anari Bomfim - Pataxó Ethnicity - Doctoral Student in Social Anthropology - National Museum - Atxohã - Pataxó Researchers Group

Awoy Pataxó - Ethnicity Pataxó - Graduated in Intercultural Degree - Professor of Patxohã - Coordinator of Atxohã - Pataxó Researchers Group

The event will be online and will take place on October 1, 2020, at 3 pm. Registrations must be made by e-mail:


This panel, motivated by the proposal of ADPF 709 by the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib) in the Supreme Federal Court, is dedicated to a shared analysis of the concept of genocide, as it has been articulated in the struggles of indigenous peoples, in the humanities and social, in legal practice. At the center of the debate are an examination of the elements that make it possible to characterize the Brazilian government's stance towards indigenous peoples in the context of the covid-19 pandemic as genocidal and an assessment of possible joint coping strategies, linking research, information and the defense of human rights. . To this end, the Panel brings together researchers and indigenous activists and partners, stimulating interdisciplinary debate and intercultural dialogue, understanding the cooperation of knowledge as fundamental to the achievement of effective actions to combat the pandemic among indigenous peoples, in the absence of the state. The event is a joint realization of Andhep, through the Forum on Violations of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (FVDPI), and the Center for Amerindian Studies at USP, within the scope of the campaign "Indigenous Peoples facing covid-19".

Jozileia Jagsó (Arpinsul; Indigenous Front to Combat Covid-19 in Indigenous Lands of the Southern Region)
Luiz Henrique Eloy (Apib; EHESS/France)
Eloísa Machado de Almeida (FGV Law School/SP; CADHu)
Rubens Valente (Columnist of UOL)
Rafael Pacheco (PPGAS and CEstA/USP; FVDPI)

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live streams on GEAC's YouTube channel.

Seminar cycle of the Anthropology Study Group of the City
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 19h from 8/26 to 9/04
live streams on GEAC's YouTube channel:

Among the questions that emerge in the current pandemic, it is emphasized that it is possible to research, from an ethnographic point of view, facing the restrictions of various orders to face-to-face social interactions, given the necessary care to avoid the transmission of Covid -19. The present cycle of seminars seeks to dialogue with this reality, with an emphasis on the ongoing changes in urban life, through the approach on ongoing research by members of GEAC (in speech with other researchers), whose impacts resulting from the pandemic have led to both changes contextual, regarding the need for new investigative strategies.

Seminar coordinated by Heitor Frúgoli Jr. (professor at FFLCH-USP), who guides (or supervised) the work of the presenters of the second, third and fourth seminars, and supervised the work of the fifth presenter (supervised by Eduardo Nivón Bolán); the first presenter has the guidance of Luiz Eduardo P. B. T. Dantas.

Complete schedule in PDF

Session 1: Cyclists delivering digital platforms
With Eduardo Rumenig (PhD student at the School of Physical Education and Sport, USP)
8/26, Wednesday, 7:00 pm
The bicycle and information and communication technologies (ICTs) figure as constitutive elements of the world of work and the contemporary urban landscape. Based on three axes - body of cyclists, sociability anchored in platform and city capitalism - we will reflect on the dis / utopias inscribed in the use of the bicycle subsumed to platform capitalism in the city of São Paulo.

Session 2: Football fans: networks and sociability in the Brazilian context of the pandemic
With Mariana Mandelli (Master in Social Anthropology, PPGAS-USP)
Invited: Luiz Henrique Toledo , professor at UFSCar
8/28, Friday, 19h
In a moment of deprivation of the stadium, the fans gained prominence by participating in anti-fascist protests and by solidarity actions with their respective communities. The idea is to discuss how clubism becomes an agent of these and other social networks in addition to the game itself.

Session 3: The exception and the insistent invisible: the transgressive presence of the homeless in the central region of São Paulo in times of coronavirus
With Leandro Carneiro de Souza (Master's student in Social Anthropology, PPGAS-USP)
Invited: Tomás Melo , professor at PUC-PR and member of INRUA (National Institute of Human Rights of the Street Population)
8/31, Monday, 7:00 pm
Based on the notion of invisibility generally attributed to the homeless population, we seek to understand State policies in the context of the pandemic, the narratives produced by the media, the ways in which this population reconfigures space and social relations and challenges the order and look of city dwellers.

Session 4: Leisure, periphery and pandemic: rearranging spaces and leisure practices
With Wesllen Cosme de Souza (Master's student in Social Anthropology, PPGAS-USP)
Invited: Enrico Spaggiari, PhD in Social Anthropology (PPGAS-USP)
9/02, Wednesday, 19h
With the pandemic, forms of leisure in public spaces have been impacted, gaining specific outlines in peripheral areas, whose practices are different from those observed in middle-class neighborhoods. It is intended to address the new strategies and possibilities of meeting and enjoying leisure in a neighborhood on the periphery of a city in the metropolitan region of São Paulo.

Session 5: What the enclosure must escape: reflection on my confinement in São Paulo, Mexico City and Tijuana
With Orlando Elorza Guzmán (PhD student at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Iztapalapa (UAM-I))
9/04, Friday, 19h
This reflection consists of my experiences during confinement in the last stage of fieldwork in São Paulo; I return to my country and Ciudad de México after six months of absence; so how to start living in Tijuana for the first time, a city at the countries border. This global crisis has given me a personal view from three sides, in which I test the similarities and differences of the contextual intimacies of these three great cities.

Live broadcast on the Friday of the Month Channel on Youtube

with Maria Antonia Fulgêncio (UNAS) and Watatakalu Yawalapiti (ATIX)
mediation by Anai Vera (PPGAS / USP)

On the Friday of the month channel on youtube -

Seven months of covid-19 and Brazil reaches the second place with the highest number of infected and dead in the world ranking. At a time when the contagion curve is still rising and the pandemic is advancing over regions of the country with low hospital capacity, several states and municipalities are beginning to adopt measures aimed at easing quarantine. The pandemic reinforced social inequalities, opened up privileges and showed that black and indigenous people remain the most vulnerable. How can we suggest rigorous hygiene at home when half the Brazilian population does not have access to piped water and sewage? How to suggest staying at home when many are not entitled to housing? How can we not leave, if the workforce of the so-called essential services is mostly black - and in some contexts, indigenous? How will the precipitous opening impact different parts of the population?
Closing the “Friday of the Month: In times of pandemic” debates, we sought representatives of the groups most affected by the current government's death policies: women from indigenous communities and black urban and rural communities. As shown by the ethnography made by Denise Pimenta (2019) on the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, women were the main victims of the disease, not by chance: they were the ones who, through their relationships of affection and kinship, were at risk leading the fight against Ebola in their communities. This “dangerous care”, a notion that the researcher described in her research, is connected to the experiences and forms of care built by countless women leaders in the face of the arrival of covid-19 in their territories in Brazil. Yanomami mothers beg for their children's bodies; upper Xingu women will not be able to cry their relatives in the Qwarup ritual; in the quilombola community of Kalunga, in Goiás, young women were contaminated by employers who traveled outside the country and were then sent back to the community.
Constructing their own strategies to fight the disease in their territories, women-leaders invited to share their experiences on Friday of the month of July will bear witness to the impacts of the disease and the omissions of the Brazilian state in their communities; the autonomous initiatives built to face this scenario and the challenges that may still be imposed ahead. After all, is it the virus that kills or inequality? How can anthropological research help to reflect on these local constructions, in addition to resonating demands?

Friday of the Month Commission
Monthly Student Event of the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at USP

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Distance learning. After inscriptions, instructions will be sent by email to the students.

Ministers: Ariane Couto Costa and Pâmilla Villas Boas Ribeiro
Coordination: Profa. Dr. Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji
Registration period: 14 to 16/07
More information at

The course aims to discuss the use of audiovisual as a tool in fieldwork. Based on the experiences of audiovisual production by the teachers in ethnographic works in the north of Minas Gerais and in Piauí with Afro-Brazilian culture groups of drumming, terreiros and quilombo capoeira, this will raise questions about the multiple representations that the filming exercise can provoke . When registering different practices, we saw in the film support, a polysemic narrative option that would make it possible to reduce the asymmetry between the demands and interests of researchers and the demands and interests of local groups. Building a filmic approach based on polyphony and an explicit dialogue with the interlocutors allows alternative forms of representation of the "other" from the meeting of points of view. It is important to note that audiovisual does not solve the problem of representation in the social sciences, but it can provide exercises to create contact zones, places where the voices of researchers and collaborators can echo. Means so that these voices and presences can occupy places where these people, for political and social reasons, have never before been able to be.

Ariane Couto is a master's student in Social Sciences (Social Anthropology) in the area of ​​anthropology of Afro-Brazilian populations, researching cultural heritage and quilombos at FFCLH-USP.
Specialist (MBA) in Cultural Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV SP), with emphasis in the area of ​​Cultural Heritage Management. Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics and Literature) with German and Portuguese qualifications (2009) from the University of São Paulo (USP), Licensed in Portuguese Letters from the University of São Paulo (2010).

Pâmilla Vilas Boas is a doctoral student in Social Anthropology at USP and Master in Anthropology at UFMG (2017) with research in performance anthropology, on the drumming of the São Francisco River. She is a member of the Center for Anthropology, Performance and Drama at USP, director of the documentary on music and memory at the batuques of the São Francisco River and creator of the regional meeting of batuques in the upper middle São Francisco region in partnership with the quilombola community of Bom Jardim da Prata.

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Curso à distância. Após a inscrição, as instruções serão enviadas por e-mail aos alunos

Speaker: Gibran Teixeira Braga
Coordination: Profa. Dr. Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji
Registration period: 14 to 16/07
More information at

The course is aimed at reflecting the music, in its broadest context as a key element in various social dynamics. Based on theoretical and ethnographic bibliography, we will discuss the relationship between music and the social markers of difference, from an intersectional perspective, and its relationship with the production of localities.

Canal da Sexta do Mês no Youtube

with Letícia Cesarino (UFSC), Carolina Parreiras (USP) and Fábio Malini (UFES)
mediation: Isabel Wittmann (PPGAS-USP)

On the Friday of the month channel on youtube -

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the emergence of new communication and information technologies has been transforming forms of sociality and fueling debates inside and outside academia. In the field of media, the advent of digital has produced both changes in the fabric or materiality of cinema, photography and television images - to keep only three examples - and in the constitution of new relations of power and domination. Therefore, a series of substantial changes in the ways of agency and the relationship of its users with the world and with others. In this context of transformations, with the establishment of large conglomerates for the production of digital content and the management of communication platforms over the internet, the Sexta do Month proposes the debate “Social networks, fake news and forms of sociality”, seeking to question: How do the internet and the different digital communication platforms produce forms of sociality and political and social belonging? What are the effects of these changes on your users and their subjectivities? What is the impact of these digital networks on the institutions that modernity has consecrated as places of production of truth / objectivity? The consolidated ways of accessing these media by users and viewers, such as the massive use of smartphones in the most diverse spheres of life (social, political, affective, sexual) promote what kind of inflections in the ways in which these products are created by these large companies. technology? And, mainly, how has Anthropology and Social Sciences been dedicated to thinking about these new configurations of the social produced through these media? This edition of the Sixth of the Month addresses issues such as those outlined above, promoting a debate on how the transformations brought about by these technologies are reflected not only in the forms-content of these communication and entertainment platforms, but also in the subjectivities and notions of people of their own. users.

Friday of the Month YouTube Channel

with Flavia Medeiros (UFSC) and Aline Feitoza de Oliveira (Caaf-Unifesp)
mediation: Aline Murillo (PPGAS-USP)
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 5 pm
On the Friday of the month channel on youtube -

Death continues to pursue the humanities, as a certain future - expected, feared, or postponed -, also disturbing the social sciences and anthropology. In addition to its reflective aspect, which offers us questions about the meaning of existence, through death ethical, political, religious and socioeconomic problems are outlined, associated with health, public security, health policy, geopolitics and biosafety.

Like any art, the routing of death, of the dead and their remnants, whether at the Medical-Legal Institute of Rio de Janeiro, among the Yanomami Indians, or at the Working Group on the Clandestine Ditch of the Perus Cemetery, is always supported by certain ethical principles, specialized procedures, specific rites and meets certain collective values ​​and objectives - to guarantee the transition between life and death, to reaffirm social collectivities and to ensure the continuity of the presence and, at times, to clarify the history.

The new coronavirus now appears as a total enemy: it threatens the integrity of every human body, impacts entire national economies, alters each person's self-consciousness, endangers the continuity of life and societies that are known. For Cameroonian historian Achille Mbembe, the Covid-19 virus and pandemic enable us to renew our perception of putrescibility and to live "in the neighborhood of death itself", so that our exact social isolation is a policy of containment: it is, in the limit, our own notion of humanity that is at stake, again.

Around the world, for a long time, coexistence with clandestine ditches with missing politicians, conflicts and civil wars, burials without consent, massive exterminations - and, in the current covid-19 pandemic, health determinations that prevent mourning and political choices about who should live and who should die - cover the death of terror, and explain the ethical issues of dying and the policies of the living and the ways of producing death (s).

In this second edition of the Friday of the Month "In times of pandemic", we ask: What can experiences with the dead of Covid-19 reveal about the policies of the living, in their understanding of the body, death, life, mourning and memory? What is new and what is repeated in Covid-19, in the relationship between the living and their dead? And in general, who are the dead? What is there to say about our bodies? How do the political representatives of the dead act to defend their dignity?

The Friday of the Month is an event organized by Graduate Students in Social Anthropology at USP, with support from the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at FFLCH / USP.


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of face-to-face academic activities at both the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of São Paulo, we announced the postponement of the Congress "Politics and Difference - new anthropological perspectives in the 21st century"

In April, we will announce the new dates for the presentation of abstracts.

We wish you all health.


Anthropology Congress UAB / USP

This congress aims to reflect on social and political events that are currently shaking local and global realities: social transformations, forms of protest, political positions (although silenced), conceptual articulations and different perspectives in relation to established systems. All of this in order to understand the present political moment from new anthropological perspectives. This meeting is aimed at young researchers (master) and doctorate in Anthropology, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and from the University of São Paulo, who have advanced research.


Submission of abstracts: 27.03.2020 (300 words. 5 keywords)
Proposals accepted: 03.04. 2020
Submission of papers: 30.04. 2020 (8 to 10,000 words)
Communications and texts may be in Spanish, Portuguese or English.
All emails should be sent, simultaneously, to: Silvana Nascimento ( and Virginia Fons (

Communications will be debated by commentators and reviewed for publication: students from USP will be able to publish in Revista Periferia, from the UAB Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology( and UAB students in Revista Ponto.Urbe, from USP's Department of Anthropology(, according to the evaluation rules of each journal.

Scientific Committee / Scientific Committee:
USP:Silvana de Souza Nascimento (Responsible for the UAB-USP Agreement), Heitor Frúgoli Jr. (head of the Anthropology Department / DA), Márcio Ferreira da Silva (DA representative) Marta Amoroso (Coordinator of the Amerindian Studies Center; DA), Heloísa Buarque de Almeida (DA representative), João Felipe Gonçalves (DA representative) and Arthur Fontgaland (Editorial Team of Ponto.Urbe Magazine).
UAB:Virginia Fons (Responsible for the UAB-USP Agreement), Montserrat Ventura i Oller (Director of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology); Miranda Lubbers (Doctoral Program Coordinator); José Luis Molina, Montserrat Clua and Teresa Habimana (Periferia Magazine Editorial Board).

Communication of the event in PDF

Este congreso propone reflexionar sobre los acontecimientos sociales y políticos que están sacudiendo actualmente las realidades locales y globales: las transformaciones sociales, las formas de protesta, los posicionamientos (aunque silenciados), las articulaciones conceptuales y las miradas diferenciadas de lo establecido. Todo ello con el fin de entender el momento político presente con nuevas perspectivas antropológicas. Este encuentro está destinado a jóvenes investigadores(as) de máster y de doctorado en Antropología de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona y de la Universidade de São Paulo, que estén con sus investigaciones avanzadas.

Envío de resúmenes: 27.03.2020 (300 palabras. 5 palabras clave)
Propuestas aceptadas: 03.04. 2020
Presentación de trabajos: 30.04. 2020 (8 a 10,000 palabras)
Las comunicaciones y los textos pueden estar en español, portugués o inglés. Todos los correos electrónicos deben enviarse, simultáneamente, a: Silvana Nascimento ( y Virginia Fons (

Los ponencias serán discutidas por comentaristas y revisadas para publicación: los estudiantes de la USP podrán hacerlo en la Revista Periferia, del Departamento de Antropología Social y Cultural de la UAB ( y los estudiantes de la UAB en la Revista Ponto.Urbe, del Departamento de Antropología de la USP (, según las normas de evaluación de cada revista.