Omar Thomaz

Omar Thomaz Citadelle 2000

Biography

Omar Ribeiro Thomaz (B.A. in Art History, University of Barcelona, 1989; PhD in Social Anthropology, University of São Paulo, 1997). Associate professor at State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Dr. Thomaz teaches both at the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology and at the Graduate Program in History. His work draws on anthropology of war and conflict and social history of Africa and the Caribbean. He conducted fieldwork and archival research in Mozambique, Uganda and Haiti. Dr. Thomaz was awarded the Humboldt Foundation fellowship for a post-doctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (2007) and his book Ecos do Atlântico Sul: representações sobre o terceiro império português (“Echoes of the South Atlantic: Representations of Portugal’s Third Empire”) received the award for Best Work in Social Sciences by the National Association for Social Sciences in 2004 (ANPOCS).