João Afonso Baptista
I'm a social anthropologist (Ph.D., 2011, Martin Luther University) devoted to fieldwork in areas such as tourism, knowledge, development, ecology, nonrepresentationalism, and, more recently, the sea. From 2007 until 2016, I worked in German universities, where I developed research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. During that time, I conducted extensive fieldwork in Mozambique on the interactions between community tourism, international development, and ethics. After 2011, I switched my main focus and concentrated on Southeast Angola, where I developed intermittent fieldwork until 2015.I moved to Portugal and came to ICS in the middle of 2016. Since then, I have been working in a research project led by the University of Sheffield and coordinated in Portugal by Mónica Truninger. As a member of this project, I am researching the enacting of freshness in food. After September 2017, I will start a new research project: "Portugal is Sea". This project takes the current effort by the Portuguese to extend its national borders of sovereignty through the sea as the main case study. Fundamentally, I am interested in exploring the ways in which "natural," as a concept utilized in relation to the Atlantic Ocean, is crafted scientifically and, in turn, applied in support of territorial claims and nation re-building.
|Há Zombies no Mercado: Mar, frescura, e a ausência de diferença||Seminários Identidades, Culturas, Vulnerabilidades||07/12/2018|
|What’s in a word? “Natural” in the modern redefinition of the sea||Becoming treasures of the sea: Epistemological constructions and marine resource regulation||15/09/2018|
|Scientific Sea: Anthropological Engagements with the “Natural” and “Unnatural”||Uncanny Futures: Speculative Ecologies of Waste||15/03/2018|