Cristiana Bastos (PhD CUNY 1996) is an anthropologist and core team member of the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. Her interests combine anthropology, history, and the social study of science, technology, and medicine. She has taught at the universities of Lisbon, Coimbra, ISCTE, Brown, UMass, UNICAMP, UERJ and guest lectured at Museu Nacional-UFRJ, FIOCRUZ, UFSC, UFRGS, UnB, Yale, Chicago, Berkeley,Hawai‘i- Manoa, Oxford, Edinburgh, St Andrews, JNU, and Eduardo Mondlane among others. In previous research projects she has addressed population dynamics, transnational mobility, colonial biopolitics, medicine and empire, and the social history of health and well-being, with field and archival research in Portugal, Brazil, the US, Mozambique, and India.
Cristiana is currently leading the project The Colour of Labour – The Racialized Lives of Migrants, a European Research Council Advanced Grant, with research on Guyana, Hawai‘i, New England, Angola, and others. This project has partially sponsored the publication of Ocean Crossings (Tagus Press, 2021), which brings together a diversity of approaches focused on the “less obvious” sea mobilities within the Lusophone world, mainly those associated with labor, brutality, precariousness, and indentured migration.
Please join WJFD host Irene Amaral and Cristiana Bastos for a discussion of Ocean Crossings (Tagus Press, 2021):
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