I hold a PhD and MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and a BA (first-class joint honours) in Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from McGill University.
Prior to coming to Laurier in January 2014, I held Postdoctoral Fellowships in Anthropology at the University of Toronto and at the University of São Paulo. My fellowships were funded, respectively, by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
My teaching has been shaped by my experience in the UK and Canada: I have previously held teaching appointments at the University of Cambridge, the University of Liverpool, Trent University and the University of Toronto.
I am developing an interdisciplinary research program centred on Brazil. Across my current projects – on radical politics in settler Amazonia, on decolonizing social-scientific knowledge, and on the remaking of Brazil’s National Museum in the 19 th and 21 st centuries – I focus on both religious and secular knowledge practices and their effects. I am editor of Redescribing Relations: Strathernian Conversations on Ethnography, Knowledge and Politics , and am finalizing a monograph: After Impossibility: Problems of Friendship and Knowledge in Settler Amazonia.
Although my regional specialty lies in Latin America, I welcome working with students interested in Christianity, secularity, African diaspora religions, and politics globally from ethnographic and historical perspectives.
Please follow this link to an up-to-date list of my publications.
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