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Rosa Maria Perez
Visiting Professor
M. A. in Classical Studies: FL, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, 1976
M. A. in Anthropology: ISCSP, Lisbon, 1980
Ph. D. in Anthropology: ISCTE, Lisbon, 1992

Research Interest
  • Social structures, Social segregation, Subaltern studies
  • Fieldwork methodology
  • Portuguese colonialism and postcolonialism in India
  • Globalisation and Diaspora
  • Anthropology and Cinema

Work Experience
  • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, ISCTE, Lisbon (1983 to present)
  • Brown University (regular visiting professor since 2000)
  • European University Institute (Florence, Italy)
  • University Eduardo Mondlane (Maputo, Mozambique

Scientific consultancy

  • 2010: Counsellor of the Minister for Science and Technology, Portugal;
  • 2010:Member of the Scientific Board, European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS);
  • 2009:Steering Committee, Instituto Universitário Europeu, Florença;
  • 2008:Pool of Reviewers of Anthropology, European Science Foundation;
  • 2006:Anthropology Expert Panel, European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH);
  • 2006:Pool of Experts, European Network for Contemporary Research on India (ENCARI), European Commission;
  • 1999-2002: member of the Executive Board of the European Science Foundation – Asia Committee;
Selected Recent Publications
  • Perez Rosa Maria, "The Tulsi and the Cross", Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter in Goa, Delhi, Chronicle, 2011.
  • Perez Rosa Maria, "2044- Kings and untouchables: a study of the caste system in western India", New Delhi, DC Publishers.
  • Perez Rosa Maria, CARVALHO and Clara eds, "Mirrors of the empire", Oeiras, Celta Editora, 2002.
  • Perez Rosa Maria, et al., eds, Goan Stories, Lisbon: M.N.E., 1997.