Area of concentration: Social Anthropology

Contemplates the formation of scientists anthropologists in masters and PhD level with ability to act in conjunction with archaeologists and bioantropólogos. Is focused on theoretical training in Social Anthropology, intended for performance in the Pan-Amazon, taking into consideration the relationship anthropologist and social subjects with which the professionals work promoting the understanding of the cultural diversity of the traditional peoples who inhabit the region under various optical, native and academics.


Line of research

Gender and sexuality

Discusses knowledge, practices, conventions, representations, socialites, identity and cultures moral schemes at the intersection with the social markers of difference, in particular social class, generation, race/ethnicity, religion and corporeality/gender and natural resources on sexuality. Examines identity and recognition policies of affirmative action, multiple legalities, rights and tensions, limits and potentialities in the social construction of subject, collective identities and subjectivities.


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Migration, Diasporas and Ethnicities

Investigates the diversity and interculturality of experiences of local social groups or migrants, native or transplanted, subjected or not to diasporas, in different historical and environmental contexts within and outside of the Pan-Amazon. Discusses inhomogeneities, offsets, pluralidades of lifestyles, ethnic and racial collectives, focusing on political identification processes, social markers of difference that permeate social mobilization, past and present.


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Indigenous peoples and traditional populations

Investigates indigenous peoples and traditional populations in the Amazon from the cultural and biological diversity, with a view to apprehending the differentiated knowledge that allow the establishment of social relations with the landscape. Tries to understand the diverse and plural forms of social and political organization of synchronic and diachronic way, worrying about the material and immaterial cultural heritage of traditional peoples.


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Memory, landscape and Cultural production

Investigates memory in different meanings, formats, demonstrations, uses and appropriations, arguing its tensions, interconnections and perceptions in the experiences of diverse and distinct groups and social subjects located in spaces and historically determined times. Covers product landscape as dynamic relations between human groups and environments, investigating ontologies and cosmologies. Studies the cultural production, highlights the diversity of oral, written, Visual and virtual and cares about the dynamic understanding of social relations, focusing on other dimensions seized on interculturality.


Area of concentration: Archaeology

Objective the formation of scientists archaeologists in masters and PhD level. The focus of the area of concentration is the theoretical training in anthropological archaeology, directed to performance in the Pan-Amazon, taking into account the relationship of the archaeologist and archaeological heritage with the populations that inhabit the region.


Line of research

Archaeology in the Amazon

Investigates the various temporal and spatial contexts of human occupation in the Amazon, from the archaeological remains left and changes made in the landscape. Investigates indigenous occupation, contacts have occurred between the various social groups who inhabited the region at different historical times. Conducts archaeological research and reflective in relation to populations that today inhabit the region, from the perspective of public archaeology.


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Material culture, heritage and Society

Discusses the perceptions of different social groups about the material culture, considering the criticism category "equity"; the reflections of other epistemologies of material and immaterial culture; and the mapping of singularities that comprise the relationship people-objects in different contexts. Reflects on the correlations that exist between cultures, knowledge, do and rights.


Concentration area: Bioantropologia

Aims to qualify professionals to be able to act in the various interfaces between Archaeology, Anthropology and other theoretical and practical areas, such as in the excavation and investigation of archaeological sites where there are human skeletal remains, in interaction with researchers interested in biossociais mechanisms that cause diseases among traditional populations and vulnerabilizados groups, on issues related to bioethics and ethics of research involving humans in the present or the past in studies on the relationship between biodiversity and sociodiversity, contributing, too, in the expertise in the area of genetic and Forensic Anthropology.


Line of research

Genetic and forensic anthropology

Investigates the biological and cultural evolution of the various human groups that colonized the Amazon from the remote past to the present day, including genetics and bioarqueologia. Studies the distribution of genes involved in diseases of familiar character in isolated populations and in the general population. Carries out studies in the area of forensic anthropology and forensic genetics.


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Socioecologia of health and Disease

Search the understanding of relationships between human populations and the environment both in the past (by osteológicos and bioarqueológicos) as at present (by bioantropológicos), taking into account the sociocultural and biological variability of the peoples of the region. Investigates the relationship between, on the one hand, environmental and socioeconomic conditions, and, on the other hand, genetic characteristics, considering the ways in which changes in the environment (natural, social, economic, political) affect human groups.