Dr Andreza A de Souza Santos

Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme, University of Oxford. Andreza’s research and teaching interests include urban and political anthropology, political economy, and participatory politics. Regions of interest: Brazil, Latin America, South Africa, China and India. She is the author of the book: “The Politics of Memory: Urban Cultural Heritage in Brazil”. 

Andreza Santos

Biography

In September 2018, I joined the Latin American Centre as the Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme and Lecturer in Latin American Studies. I currently teach the course Political Economy in Latin America, Cities and Citizenship in Latin America, Politics in Brazil and Doing Urban Ethnography. Before that, in the Urban Transformations team, I coordinated research projects focussing on urban studies in Brazil, China, South Africa and India.

 

Education

2011-2015 –  PhD in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews (UK)

 2007 – 2009 MA in Social Sciences, University of Freiburg (Germany), University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (India).

2001 – 2005 – BA in Political Science, University of Brasilia (Brazil)

I have a passion for interdisciplinary research. I did my PhD in Anthropology at the University of St Andrews and before that I studied Political Science in Freiburg (Germany), Durban (South Africa), Delhi (India), and Brasilia (Brazil). I central my investigation on how people perceive and participate in politics. From community policing to city planning, I look at aspects such as social memory and political culture to understand neighbourhood associations and participatory governance.   

Research

Publications

Monographs and Edited Books

De Souza Santos, A. A. (forthcoming 2019) “The Politics of Memory: Urban Cultural Heritage in Brazil”Rowman & Littlefield International.

De Souza Santos, A. A. and Keith, M. (eds.) (forthcoming 2019), “Healthy cities in an urban age? Public health and the emergent metropolis.” Manchester University Press.

De Souza Santos, A. A. and Keith, M. (forthcoming 2019), Manchester University Press.

Journal Articles

De Souza Santos, A. A. (with Sue Iamamoto) “Mining legacies in contemporary Potosi and Ouro Preto”.  JLAG (October 2019).

De Souza Santos, A. A. “Trading time and space: grassroots negotiation in a Brazilian mining district.” Ethnography, (May 2019). 

De Souza Santos, A. A. “Risky closeness and distance in two fieldwork sites in Brazil.” Contemporary Social Science, (January 2018).

De Souza Santos, A. A. “Infrastructure as catalyst for inequality in a Brazilian heritage site”. (In review 2019)

Book Chapters

De Souza Santos, A. A. (forthcoming 2019) “Risky closeness and distance in two fieldwork sites in Brazil”. In Abdelhalim, J & Marks, M (eds) Identity, agency and fieldwork methodologies in risky environments. Routledge.

De Souza Santos, A. A. and Tom Hulme (forthcoming 2019) “Selective history: Inconvenient truths hidden behind revitalisation and preservation projects”. In Cupples, J.  & T. Slater (eds.) Producing and contesting urban marginality: Interdisciplinary and comparative dialoguesRowman & Littlefield International.

 De Souza Santos, A. A. (2013) “Chandigarh and Brasilia: utopias or dystopias?” in Fulquet, G. Janz, C., Kumar, A. (eds.) Analyzing Globalisation in the 21st Century. FLACSO & Palm Leaf Publications, New Delhi, pp. 163-174

Book Review

De Souza Santos, A. A (2018) Review of the book “The limits to citizen power: Participatory democracy and the entanglements of the state” by Victor Albert. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

 De Souza Santos, A. A. (2014, April 9) Review of the book “Space and Society in Central Brazil: A Panará Ethnography” by Elizabeth Ewart. The London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books.

Op-Ed

De Souza Santos, A. A.; (2018) What can we learn from the dam collapse in Brumadinho?, Latin Trade

De Souza Santos, A. A.; (2018) Brazil’s 2018 Elections and the Strength of a Weak Campaign, Sociological Review

De Souza Santos, A. A.; (2018) Amid the furore of Brazils 2018 elections: listening for the quiet voices. Latin American Bureau

De Souza Santos, A. A.; (2018) Political Indignation, Protest and Privilege in Brazil, Sociological Review

De Souza Santos, A. A.; (2018) São Paulo’s Deadly Housing Crisis – No Solution in Sight , Urban Transformations

 

De Souza Santos, A. A.; (2018) Understanding the complex challenges of Brazil’s citiesUrban Transformations 

De Souza Santos, A. A.; (2018) Urban informal settlements: contradiction, promise, and innovationOxford Urbanists

De Souza Santos, A. A.; (2017) Metropolitan health in unequal cities, Urban Transformations

De Souza Santos, A. A.; (2016) Could cultural heritage topple Brazil’s political establishment? Urban Transformations

De Souza Santos, A. A.; Keith, M.; Simcik Arese, N. (2016) How should we plan the cities of tomorrow?  The Conversation 

De Souza Santos, A. A.; Keith, M.;  Simcik Arese, N. (2016) O que podemos dizer sobre o futuro das cidades no Brasil e no mundo?  BBC Brasil

Interview & In the news

Interviews

De Souza Santos, A. A (2010) Pesquisadores estudam a capital dos novos tempos. Correio Braziliense, p.32.

In the news

Radio

De Souza Santos, A. A (2019) Deutsche Welle, World Link: Brazil’s Amazon Fires

De Souza Santos, A. A (2018) BBC Radio 5, Live BreakfastDeutsche

De Souza Santos, A. A (2018) Radio Student, on Bolsonaro’s election
Video

De Souza Santos, A.A (2019) BBC World News 

De Souza Santos, A. A (2019) TV Nova Amazonia, on Academia in Brazil and overseas

De Souza Santos, A. A (2017) Education in Brazil, panel with Fernando Haddad and Claudia Costin

Teaching

Political Economy in Latin America, University of Oxford 2019

Cities and Citizenship in Latin America, University of Oxford 2020

Politics in Brazil, University of Oxford 2019

Doing Urban Ethnography, University of Oxford 2017-2020

New Book

Who decides which stories about a city are remembered? How do interpretations of the past shape a city’s present and future? In this book, I discuss notions of power and national identity by examining how nation-states negotiate the preservation of urban spaces and how a city interprets, resists, and consents to the functions and meanings that it has inherited and that it reinvents for itself. Looking at the Brazilian city of Ouro Preto, hailed as a National Monument (1930) and as one of the first generations of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (1980), I provide a detailed analysis of the expectations, results, and subsequent conflicts in the preservation and management of Ouro Preto’s urban heritage.

Contact

All rigths reserved – www.andrezasantos.co.uk

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