Teachers

Amélia Frazão Moreira

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Amélia Frazão-Moreira
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Anthropology
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Assistant Professor

Contacts

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Torre A 402

Teaching languages

Spanish

Portuguese

Online pages

Professional and Research Networking Sites

Scientific areas

  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Ethnobotany / Ethnobiology / Ethnoecology
  • African contexts
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Environment, Ethnobotany, Ethnoecology, Human and Non-human, Biodiversity Conservation, Intangible Cultural Heritage - Beliefs, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, Cosmologies, Medicinal plants, Africa (Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique), Portugal.

Research Projects

  • “Ethnobotany of the Northeastern Region of Portugal: local knowledge, plants and uses”, (FCT-POCI/ANT/59395/2004) (2005-2009); Coordination
  • "Chimpanzee distribution and relation with local human communities in coastal area of Guinea-Bissau" (FCT-POCI/ANT/57434/2004 (2005-2009); team member.

Selected Publications

  • BOOKS
  • FRAZÃO-MOREIRA, Amélia (2009) Plantas e "Pecadores". Percepções da Natureza em África [Plants and "Pecadores". Perceptions of Nature in Africa], Lisboa: Livros Horizonte.
  • FRAZÃO-MOREIRA, Amélia & FERNANDES, Manuel Miranda (eds.) (2006) Plantas e Saberes. No limiar da Etnobotânica em Portugal [Plants and Knowledge. Ethnobotany in Portugal], Lisboa: Colibri.
  • BOOK CHAPTERS
  • FRAZÃO-MOREIRA, A. (2016) "Arquivos etnográficos... com plantas e imagens de animais" in Sónia Vespeira de Almeida e Rita Cachado (org.) Os arquivos dos antropólogos, pp.79-87.
  • LOPES FERNANDES, M. & FRAZÃO-MOREIRA, A. (2015) “Lince-ibérico: o grande gato no real e no imaginário” [Iberian Lynx: the big cat in the reality and in the imaginary] in Penjon, J. e Pereira, C. (eds) L'animal dans le monde lusophone, Paris: Presse Sorbonne Nouvelle, 93-107.
  • SILVA, M. Cardeira da & FRAZÃO-MOREIRA, A. (2013) "Colecionistas, turistas, caçadores e outros supostos predadores" [Collectors, tourists, hunters and other alleged predators] in M. Cardeira da Silva & M. C. Saraiva (eds.) As Lições de Jill Dias. Antropologia, História, África, Academia, Lisboa: CRIA, 112-133.
  • FRAZÃO-MOREIRA, A. (2013) "Rotas, mercados e elik. Das caravanas à apropriação local da goma arábica na modernidade dum oásis mauritano" [Routes, markets and elik. From caravans to local appropriation of arabic gum in modernity of a Mauritanian oasis] in M. Cardeira da Silva (ed.) Castelos a Bombordo. Etnografias de Patrimónios Africanos e Memórias Portuguesas, Lisboa: CRIA, 213-238.
  • FRAZÃO-MOREIRA, A. (2010) "Encurtar distâncias: história e etnografia através das plantas" [Shorten distances: history and ethnography through plants] in Ph Havik, C. Saraiva & J. A. Tavim (orgs.) Caminhos Cruzados em História e Antropologia. Ensaios de Homenagem a Jill Dias, Lisboa: ICS, 213-228.
  • FRAZÃO-MOREIRA, A. (2009) "Plantas, Direitos e Cultura: a Antropologia e a patrimonialização das concepções, conhecimentos e práticas relativos à natureza" [Plants, Rights and Culture: Anthropology and heritage making- conceptions, knowledge and practices concerning nature] in P. Costa (coord.) Museus e Património Imaterial: agentes, fronteiras, identidades, Lisboa: Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação, 302-317.
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • PROCEEDINGS
  • FRAZÃO-MOREIRA, A. (2006) “Arabic Gum: From its historical importance in the global markets to its contemporary significance in the local context of Mauritania” in Ertug, Z. F. (ed.), Proceedings. IVth International Congress of Ethnobotany (ICEB 2005), Istanbul: Zero Publications, 545-550.

Academic training

Year Degree Area Institution Grade
2000
Doctor
Social Anthropology
ISCTE-Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Lisboa, Portugal.
Summa cum laude by unanimity
1991
Master
Sociology
UTAD-Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Very good by unanimity
1985
Graduate
Anthropology
FCSH/UNL-Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/ Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
15/20

Relevant Professional Experience

  • UNESCO Expert – Member of the Evaluation Body - Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage - cycles 2015-2018.
  • President of CRIA (Center for Research in Anthropology), Portugal (October 2012- October 2015)
  • Member of CRIA's Executive Board. Coordinator of FCSH/Nova's network (2009-2012)
  • Coordinator of Master in Anthropology: Nature and Conservation, FCSH/Nova (2008-2016)
  • Invited Professor in Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain (Master - Investigación Social aplicada al Medio Ambiente) (2010-2013)

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