Registration Period: 12-15-2020

USP's Department of Anthropology invites you to the seminar presented by Prof. Dr. Renato Sztutman.

The seminar will be held by stream.

The access link will be sent to guests at 9:45 am.

Period: 11-30-2020 to 12-04-2020
Registration Period: 10-28-2020 to 11-30-2020

The Center for Amerindian Studies (CEstA-USP) and the Research and Training Center (CPF) of SESC-SP invite everyone to the online event Crossing knowledge practices: (r) exist in a world under covid-19, the be held between November 30 and December 4, 2020, in the morning (10 am to 12 pm).



Meeting # 1 Pathogens and biodiversity: viruses and other non-human beings Date: 11/30/2020, 10 am-12pm Speakers: João Paulo Tukano (UFAM) & Cecília Siliansky de Andreazzi (Fiocruz)

Meeting # 2 Covid-19 and indigenous health Date: 01/12/2020, 10h-12h Speakers: Sofia Mendonça (Xingu / Unifesp Program) & Sandra Benites (MN / UFRJ)

Meeting # 3 Dreams and Epidemics Date: 02/12/2020, 10h-12h Speakers: Catarina Tupi-Guarani & Claudinei Eduardo Biazoli Junior (UFABC)

Meeting # 4 Environmental destruction and its relationship to the pandemic Date: 03/12/2020, 10h-12h Speakers: Paulo Cesar Basta (Fiocruz) & Eliel Benites (Faind / UFGD / Ascuri)

Meeting # 5 Mourning Date: 04/12/2020, 10h-12h Speakers: Watatakalu Yawalapiti & Christian Dunker (USP)

For registration and more information, visit:

50 free places for indigenous people will be made available for these meetings by sending an email to:

Please inform in the email the full name, CPF and telephone number for contact. Such vacancies will be filled according to the order of receipt of the emails.

Period: 11-24-2020 to 11-27-2020
Online by ZOOM

Napedra has been a pioneer in performance studies in Brazilian anthropology. It organized events that mark the field of performance anthropology, such as the International Anthropology and Performance Meeting - EIAP (2011), the 1st National Anthropology and Performance Meeting - ENAP (2010), and the Meetings with Richard Schechner (2013). He proposed the first research forums and working groups in performance studies of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABANNE 2003; RBA 2004, 2006, 2012) and the National Association of Graduate Studies and Research in Social Sciences (ANPOCS 2005, 2006, 2007 ). He organized research forums and work groups at the First Latin American Anthropology Congress (ALA 2005) and Mercosur Anthropology Meetings (RAM 2005, 2009). In 2009, he held the Colloquium of Napedra: Sounds, Noises and Poetics of Performance. From 2008 to 2013, she developed the thematic project Anthropology of Performance: Drama, Aesthetics and Ritual (06 / 53006-2), a period in which Regina Pólo Müller's participation stands out, as a principal researcher. The project resulted in 22 books, 81 articles, 82 book chapters, and 102 international presentations.

To check the schedule summary click here.

The link to the ZOOM platform for participation in all events can be found here.

Period: 10-15-2020 to 12-18-2020

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

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)

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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

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


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

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

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

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.

On the Friday of the month channel on youtube

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

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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

com Flavia Medeiros (UFSC) e Aline Feitoza de Oliveira (Caaf-Unifesp)
mediação: Aline Murillo (PPGAS-USP)
Quinta-feira, 28 de maio de 2020, 17h
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with Flavia Medeiros (UFSC) and Aline Feitoza de Oliveira (Caaf-Unifesp)
mediation: Aline Murillo (PPGAS-USP)
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 5 pm
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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?


live stream on Friday's YouTube channel

with Denise Pimenta (PPGAS / USP) and João Felipe Gonçalves (USP)
mediation: Renato Sztutman (USP)
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In one of his recent texts on the Covid-19 pandemic, the philosopher Paul B. Preciado exhorts us, in his words, to “learn from the virus”, underlining how it reveals and reinforces “dominant forms of biopolitical and necropolitical management” of the population. Another philosopher, Ailton Krenak, summons us to postpone the end of the world, admitting nature as an “immense multitude of forms”, over which humanity, by placing itself as a “measure of things”, underestimates and runs over; “thousands of people who insist on staying out of this civilized dance, of technique, of planet control (...) are removed from the scene, due to epidemics, poverty, hunger, directed violence "(2019). Starting from these provocations, on the first Friday of the Month 2020 we want to think together from the figure of the virus, trying to deepen discussions about the social impacts of this specific pandemic and other epidemics, in addition to reflecting on the place of the notion of virus in contemporary social thought. In this virtual meeting between different anthropological perspectives, we intend to cross reflect on some of the key concepts and concepts of our discipline, such as: sociality, relationship, social markers of difference, body, substance, health e / disease, visible / invisible, human / non-human, power, politics, State. Thus, we seek to think: what effects can epidemics or the spread of diseases have in different social contexts? How does the figure of the virus, seen as a symptom of the “mode of governance of late liberalism” (Povinelli, 2016), agency past and future? How does it relate to state power and how does it design new grammars for the production of bodies? What place do these diseases occupy in the minds of the Amerindian peoples, who have for centuries overcome devastating scenarios of contact and contagion by non-indigenous diseases?