Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Rosa Maria Perez ─ Goa's Portuguese Heritage: Identity and Politics

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

4 p.m.

Kim Koo Library

Rosa Maria Perez is a professor of the department of anthropology of ISCTE- University of Lisbon Institute and is currently a visiting and chair professor (anthropology) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar (spring). Since 2000 she was a regular visiting professor at the department of Portuguese studies, of anthropology and of the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. Her core research is on Indian society and social segregation (with special focus on untouchables and women), colonialism and post-colonialism in India, fieldwork methodology, globalization and diaspora.

Her last books in English are: The Tulsi and the Cross. Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter in Goa, Delhi, Orient Blackswan, 2011 (1st edition out of stock; 2nd edition in print); Kings and untouchables: a study of the caste system in western India, New Delhi, DC Publishers (3rd edition; out of stock). She is currently editing a book on The Empire at the Margins. Subaltern Voices of the Portuguese Colonialism in India, to be published by Routledge.

Discussant: Lina Fruzzetti, Anthropology