Marta Vilar Rosales
Marta Vilar Rosales is a Research Fellow at the ICS-UL. She received her doctorate in Anthropology in 2007 from NOVA, where she is assistant professor. She has developed and coordinated ethnographic research in Angola, Mozambique, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Australia, and Portugal on contemporary migrations, material culture and everyday life. She is also interested in media anthropology in migratory contexts and food anthropology. She coordinates the PhD program on Migration Studies at ICS-UL and the research project TRANSITS - Material Culture, Migration and Everyday Life.
Marta’s research focuses on contemporary transnational migrations, everyday life, material culture and domestic consumption practices. Her projects explore the intersections of the movements of people and things and the way in which they intersect and constitute each other. The house (and its things) is her preferred ethnographic context to investigate the processes of identity reconstruction, positioning strategies and policies of belonging of different migrant groups, through the analysis of their relationships with everyday things. She investigates large cities (like Lisbon, Luanda, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney) as points of departure and arrival of people and things, as well as the cultural meetings that take place in them. Her research also prioritizes media contents concerning human movements, migratory policies, and representations (visual, textual) of migrants and of their communities and the way these contents contribute to the production and reification of notions about the other and his/her place in their different and multiple contemporary contexts of belonging.
Artigo em Revista
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|Houses of displacement, implacement and belonging||Consumption and consumerism: Conceptual and empirical sociological challenges||29/08/2018|
|Houses and domestic space in the diaspora: materiality, senses and temporalities in migrants' dwellings||Staying, Moving, Settling||14/08/2018|
|Atlantic crossings: food practices, aspirations and positioning strategies of portuguese migrants in brazil||Consumption, inequalities, futures: Conceptual and practical sociological challenges||07/09/2016|
|Electronic technologies, context and the shaping of multiple movements: a Portuguese case study||Anthropological legacies and human futures, 14th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists||20/07/2016|