Brazil LAB: “The Makings of the Forest: Ecologies of Knowledges in Amazonia”
Carlos Fausto, professor of anthropology at the National Museum of Brazil and a Princeton Global Scholar in the Brazil LAB, will lead the discussion, “The Makings of the Forest: Ecologies of Knowledges in Amazonia,” with Anne McClintock, Princeton’s A. Barton Hepburn Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies and associated faculty in HMEI, via livestream on the Brazil LAB YouTube channel.
Fausto has conducted fieldwork among Amazonian Indigenous peoples since the 1980s and writing on warfare, shamanism, ritual, art, mythology and political authority. A prolific writer and public intellectual, Fausto is author of “Warfare and Shamanism in Amazonia” and “Art Effects: Image, Agency and Ritual in Amazonia,” among other books. A visual anthropologist, he co-directed the the award-winning documentary film “The Hyperwomen.”
This event is hosted by the Princeton University Brazil LAB and is co-sponsored by HMEI, the Department of Anthropology, the Program in Latin American Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.