Moacir Gracindo Soares Palmeira

Moacir Palmeira is a Full Professor in the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology, National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and 1-A Fellow Researcher at CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development). He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from René Descartes University, Paris (1971). He worked as an advisor in the National Confederation of Workers in Agriculture (Contag) from 1978 to 1989, and as director of Land Resources in the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (Incra) from July 1985 to July 1986. His main research interests are contemporary transformations in the Brazilian Northeast’s sugar plantation, peasant mobilization, agrarian reform settlements in Brazil, agribusiness, peasant memory. Since the late 1980s, he has been focused on the study of politics from an anthropological perspective, and coordinated the research project “An Anthropology of Politics: rituals, social representations, and violence”.

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