Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Jean Segata - Working with Mosquitoes: An Ethnography of Public Policies for the Control of Epidemics in Brazil and Argentina

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

Jean Segata is a professor of Anthropology and Public Polices at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS (Porto Alegre, Brazil). He teaches cyberculture, human-animal relations and environmental policies. He holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University for the Development of Alto Vale do Itajaí - UNIDAVI (Rio do Sul, Brazil), and a MSc and PhD degree in Social Anthropology at Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC (Florianópolis, Brasil). He researched new digital technologies through the ethnographic studies in a computer lab and on the Orkut focusing on subjectivity and local and global entanglements. He also had an ethnographic study about sharing medical technologies between humans and animals in pet stores and veterinary clinics focusing on the diagnostics and treatments for psychiatric dogs. Currently, he has been researching public policies based in modeling softwares and DNA viral analysis to control sanitary emergencies related to Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Brazil and Argentina.