Moises Lino e Silva
Moises Lino e Silva works within the field of political anthropology, specializing in the ethnographic study of freedom and authority in relation to pressing topics such as poverty, sexuality, and religion. His first field research was centered on issues of freedom as experienced by slum dwellers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Recently, he has been focusing on the cultivation of Afro-Brazilian power and the place of freedom in the aftermath of formal slavery, using ethnographic research to understand contemporary power dynamics between Latin America and West Africa. Dr Lino e Silva has been selected a World Social Science Fellow by the International Social Science Council (UNESCO).