Academic Qualifications

Habilitation, 2000 – ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal.

PhD in Anthropology, 1992 – ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal.

Master in Anthropology, 1980 – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Bachelor in Classical Studies, 1976 – Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Biographical Information

Rosa Maria Perez is professor at the Department of Anthropology of the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE -IUL), as well as visiting  professor (Anthropology) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Gandhinagar. Since 2000, she has regularly been a visiting professor (Anthropology) at the Department of Portuguese Studies of the Watson Institute of International Relations, Brown University, USA. Her main research is on Indian society and social segregation (with special focus on untouchables and women), colonialism and post-colonialism in India, fieldwork methodology, globalization and diaspora and anthropology and cinema. Perez is  a member of the Council of the European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS), of the Board of Advisers of the South Asian Democratic Forum (SADF), a member of the Steering Committee, Instituto Universitario Europeo (European University Institute), Firenze, and a member of the Pool of Reviewers of Anthropology, European Science Foundation. She served as a member of the Committee for Advanced Asian Studies of the European Science Foundation, for whose executive board she was appointed, as a member of the Anthropology Expert Panel of the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH), and as a meber of the Pool of Experts, European Network for Contemporary Research on India (ENCARI), under the European Commission. From 2010 to 2013 she was a counselor of the President of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal.

Key Publications

Perez, Rosa Maria (2013), “Chora o Sarangui. Dança, Representações e Poder nos Templos Hindus de Goa”.  In Goa: passado e presente (pp. 33-48).  Lisboa: CHAM & CEPCEP. (ISBN: 978-972-9045-31-8)

Perez, Rosa Maria (2012), O Tulsi e a Cruz. Antropologia e colonialismo em Goa. Lisboa: Temas e Debates. (ISBN: 9789896441876)

Perez, Rosa Maria (2012), “Alimentação e codificação social. Mulheres, cozinha e estatuto“, Cadernos Pagu, 39, 227-249.

Perez, Rosa Maria (2011), Os portugueses e o Oriente: história., itinerários, representações. Lisboa: Dom Quixote. (ISBN: 9789722032100)

Perez, Rosa Maria (2010), “Body and Culture: Fieldwork Experiences in India“, Portuguese Studies 1 (15), 30-45.

Publications

Perez, R.M. (2015) "Cosmopolitan India: Bollywood and the citizens of the world", Ateliers d'anthropologie, 41.

Perez, R.M. (2014) "O Orientalismo dos orientais. Trânsitos, consensos, contradições", In Machado, Everton V. e Braga, Duarte D. ACT 27 - Goa Portuguesa e Pós-Colonial: Literatura, Cultura e Sociedade, (pp. 39-59). Lisboa: Húmus.

Perez, R.M. (2013) "Chora o Sarangui. Dança, Representações e Poder nos Templos Hindus de Goa", Goa: passado e presente, Lisboa: CHAM & CEPCEP. (ISBN: 978-972-9045-31-8).

Perez, R.M. (2012) O Tulsi e a Cruz. Antropologia e colonialismo em Goa, Lisboa: Temas e Debates. (ISBN: 9789896441876).

Perez, R.M. (2012) "Alimentação e codificação social. Mulheres, cozinha e estatuto", Cadernos Pagu, 39, 227-249.

Perez, R.M. (2011) Os portugueses e o Oriente: história., itinerários, representações, Lisboa: Dom Quixote. (ISBN: 9789722032100).