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The Emergent Generation of Indigenous Anthropologists: A Conversation with Fran Baniwa and Roldán Tumi


Fran Baniwa, Roldán Tumi

Join us for a reflection on indigeneity and anthropology by two scholars who represent a vibrant new generation of Amazonian researchers. (in Portuguese and Spanish with simultaneous English translation) Hybrid: Registration required! Register for Zoom or in-person at: Fran Baniwa is a PhD candidate in anthropology at Rio de Janeiro's Museu Nacional. She belongs to the Baniwa people of the Terra Indígena do Alto Rio Negro. She is the first Indigenous woman to publish an anthropological monograph in Brazil. Her book, Umbigo do mundo (The Navel of the World, Dantes Editora, 2023), is a journey through stories and myths that reveal the cosmology of the Baniwa people. Roldán Tumi is the first anthropologist belonging to the Matsés people from the Loreto region of Peru. He received his degree from the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP) in Iquitos, Peru. Roldán is the author of Dayac Menequin (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2022), a book on the rituals, uses, and significance of the resin of Acate Frog among the Matsés people. This event is part of our seminar series on "Translation, Media, and Cosmopolitics." Co-sponsored by Duke's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies


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