Lilia Moritz Schwarcz is Full Professor in Anthropology at the University of São Paulo and Global Scholar at Princeton. Lilia was fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation (2006/ 2007) and a visiting professor at Oxford, Leiden, Brown, École des hautes études en sciences sociales and Columbia University. She published several books, such as Retrato em branco e negro (1987), O sol do Brasil (2008); Lima Barreto. Triste visionário (2017); among them three in English: Spectacle of Races (1999); The Emperors beard: D. Pedro II a tropical king, (Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 2004), and Brazil: a biography – with Heloisa Starling (Companhia, 2016/ Penguin, Spain 2016; Farrar Strauss and Giroux and Penguin UK, to be published in 2018). Lilia also works as editor of non-fiction books at Companhia das Letras. She was a curator of some exhibitions such as: Nicolas-Antoine Taunay: a French translation of the tropics (2008), A history of Brazil an interpretation by photographs, (with Boris Kossoy, 2013), Mestizo Histories (with Adriano Pedrosa, 2014), Childhood histories (MASP, 2016), Sexuality Histories (Masp, 2018) and Afro-Atlantic histories (to be open in June 2018 at Masp and Instituto Tomie Ohtake. Since 2015 she is co-curator at MASP (Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo) and a columnist at Nexo Magazine.