Dr. Benoît Laplante holds a PhD. in Sociology from Université de Montréal. He is full professor at INRS, a Quebec public university dedicated to fundamental and applied research, graduate studies and the training of researchers where he currently serves as director of graduate studies in demography. His research focuses on family demography, more specifically on the diffusion of unmarried cohabitation and fertility within marriage and unmarried cohabitation. He has been teaching event history analysis on a regular basis since 1997.

Dr. Christiano Tambascia is a professor of Anthropology at Unicamp and assistant director of Edgard Leuenroth Archive, at the same university. His themes of interest range from History of Anthropology, Ethnography of Archives, Material Culture and Museology, Intellectual History, and Ethnography of Knowledge. His current research, funded by FAPESP, focus on the production of memory in the history of anthropology by analyzing the archives of the anthropologists Curt Nimuendaju and William Fagg. He organized the book “Antropologia, Museu e Cultura Material: apontamentos para debates etnográficos”(2012), and published articles on the intellectual trajectory of the anthropologist Mary Douglas, as well as on the collecting work of Nimuendaju. Christiano Tambascia studied Social Anthropology at Unicamp.

Dr. Edgar Gomez-Cruz is a Vice-Chancellor Research Fellow at the DERC. He has published widely on a number of topics relating to digital communications, particularly in the areas of digital photography, digital culture, ethnography and visual culture. His recent publications include the book (in Spanish) From Kodak Culture to Networked Image: An Ethnography of Digital Photography Practices, a co-edited volume with Asko Lehmuskallio: Digital Photography and Everyday Life. Empirical Studies on Material Visual Practices (Routledge, 2016) and several articles on digital photography and ethnography. Edgar’s current research investigates different manifestations of visual culture and vision, exploring innovative and creative methods, which is funded by a Vice-Chancellor research grant.

Dr. Maira Covre is a professor at the Sociology Department at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). She received her PhD. in Social Sciences at Leuven University (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – K.U.Leuven). Her recent research concerns the division of housework between Brazilian couples. She also investigates gender relations, and socioeconomic and cultural characteristics about couples living together in consensual unions in Latin America.

Dr. Márcio Silva studied anthropology at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where he defended his thesis under the direction of Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (1993). He was assistant professor at the State University of Campinas (1981-1997) and visiting professor at Brazilian and European universities. Since 1998, he teaches at the University of São Paulo (USP) where he became full professor in 2016. He has conducted field research among the Kamayurá, Waimiri-Atroari and the Enawene-Nawe indigenous peoples. He is a member of the Center for Amerindian Studies – USP, where he coordinates the project “Models and practices of kinship: a comparative study of alliance systems in tropical South America”, and an associate researcher in the project “Storage, Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems for e-Science Applications” (Institute of Mathematics and Statistics – USP/FAPESP). Some of his recent publications include the book “Romance de Primas e Primos” (Valer Ed., 2009) and articles such as “Demography and Anthropology in Counterpoint: the Enawene-Nawe and their marriage drifts” (Revista Brasileira de Estudos de População, vol.33, n2, 2016), “A small, but thorny, problem of kinship” (Ilha – Revista de Antropologia v. 12, 2012), “A Reference Guide for the Kinship Machine” (Teoria e Cultura, v. 3, 2010) and “MaqPar: a homemade tool for the study of kinship networks” (VIBRANT, v.6, p.29 – 51, 2009).

Dr. Marcos Gonzaga is a Statistician and Demographer from Federal University of Minas Gerais (2012). Assistant Professor, Demography and Actuarial Science Department, and Researcher, Demography Graduate Program, at University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN / BRAZIL). Postdoctoral at Center for Demography & Population Health, Florida State University (USA). Experience in Population Projections, Formal Demography and Applied Probability and Statistics. His main research area is concetrated in estimating and forecasting demographic rates for small areas, especially sex and age-specific mortality rates.

Dr. Mariana Françozo is an assistant professor of Museum Studies at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. Her research stands at the intersection of anthropology and history and focuses on the collection and circulation of indigenous objects and knowledge from South America and the Caribbean to Europe. Her book  “De Olinda a Holanda: o gabinete de curiosidades de Nassau” (Ed. Unicamp, 2014) is a historical reconstruction and anthropological analysis of Count Johan Maurits van Nassau’s seventeenth-century collection of curiosities. Dr. Françozo studied Social Anthropology at Unicamp (Brazil). Prior to her appointment at Leiden University, she was a post-doctoral teaching fellow at the Department of Anthropology at Unicamp (Brazil). She has also been a research fellow at Cedla (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Moesgaard Museum (Aarhus University, Denmark); Gotha Forschungszentrum (Erfurt University, Germany); and the National Museum of Ethnology (Leiden, The Netherlands).

Natália Bueno is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Yale University. Beginning in fall 2018, she will be an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. Her research concerns the political economy of development, nonstate welfare provision, race and ethnic politics, and causal inference. She holds a M.A. in International Development Economics from Yale University and a M.A. in Political Science from University of São Paulo.

Dr. Umberto Mignozzetti is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. He holds a PhD from University of São Paulo and is a PhD candidate at New York University. His research concentrates on Comparative and International Political Economy, investigating the effects of institutional design on incentives and welfare. His recent work focuses on how international institutions can deter rogue states, and incentive schemes to maximize public service provision in developing countries..