Ana Carolina Torquato holds a PhD in Literary Studies from UFPR with a doctoral exchange programme at the Universität Potsdam and an MA in Literary Studies and Comparative Literature from the universities of Sheffield, Santiago de Compostela and Nova de Lisboa. Ana was awarded a BA in Literary Studies from UFPR. Her main areas of interest are literature, animal studies, disaster studies and ecocriticism. In her current research project, Ana is working on the representation of the relationship between human and non-human animals in zoos and aquariums in post-war Brazilian literature. Her main focus is power relations and the nature of animal agency established between human beings and species living in captivity.
Main discipline: Literary Studies
• TORQUATO, A. C.. Animality and Textual Experimentalism in João Guimarães Rosa?s My Uncle, the Jaguar. Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, v. XI, p. 187-200, 2021.
• TORQUATO PINTO DA SILVA, ANA CAROLINA. Memória e reconhecimento em -Nenhum, nenhuma-, de João Guimarães Rosa. EM TESE (BELO HORIZONTE. ONLINE), v. 24, p. 247-261, 2019.
• TORQUATO, A. C.. O animal e o humano em A Confissão da Leoa, de Mia Couto, e ‘Meu tio o Iauaretê’, de João Guimarães Rosa. CADERNOS DE PÓS GRADUAÇÃO EM LETRAS (ONLINE), v. 17, p. 61-71, 2017.
• TORQUATO, A. C.. The Analysis of Love and influence in Machado de Assis and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Revista Versalete, v. 2, p. 156-169, 2014.
• Torquato, Ana Carolina. Estudo sobre a condição de ‘(não) animalidade humana’ e a dualidade do ‘eu’ na obra ‘Grande sertão: veredas’, de João Guimarães Rosa. EM TESE (BELO HORIZONTE. ONLINE), v. 20, p. 180-198, 2014.
Maya Manzi holds a PhD in Geography from Clark University (USA); a Master’s degree in Geography from McGill University (Canada); and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Université Laval (Canada). She did postdoctoral action-research for the Graduate Program of Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Bahia (PPGAU-FAUFBA) in Salvador (2014-2016) and a second postdoctoral research at Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America) in São Paulo (2017-2019). She was a professor and researcher for the Graduate Program in Territory, Environment, and Society (PPGTAS) and
for the undergraduate program in Geography at the Catholic University of Salvador (UCSAL) in Salvador, Bahia (2019-2022). She is a member of the National Network of Researchers in (Socio)Environmental Geography (RP-G(S)A) and of the Brazilian Institute of Urban Law (IBDU). She works in the areas of critical geography, political ecology, and urban studies with a focus on territorial and environmental conflicts, insurgent planning, the right to the city, environmental justice, and decoloniality.
Main discipline: Geography
Simone Toji holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews, an MA in Sociology and Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a BA in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo. She is the author of the forthcoming monograph The immensity of being singular: Approaching migrant lives through resonance. She is a teaching fellow at Belas Artes University and an official at the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN). Her current projects explore questions in migration studies, ethnography, cosmopolitanism, urban studies, and cultural heritage.
Main discipline: Anthropology
• Toji, Simone: The Immensity of Being Singular: Approaching Migrant Lives in São Paulo through Resonance. HAU Books and The University of Chicago Press. (Forthcoming)
• Toji, Simone (2021): “Contingencies of wellbeing: the portrait of an international migrant in Brazil in pursuit of the good life.” In: Gronseth and Skinner (ed.) Mobilities of Wellbeing, Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology. Carolina Academic Press.
• Toji, Simone with Chiara Bortolotto, Panas Karampampas, and Philipp Demgenski (2020a): “Proving Participation: Vocational Bureaucrats and Bureaucratic Creativity in the Implementation of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.” Social Anthropology 28 (1): 66–82. DOI.
• Toji, Simone (2020b): “Whose intangible cultural heritage? Cowboy culture, heritage self-determination and the expression of a divided nation in the context of populist politics in Brazil.” International Journal of Heritage Studies, 27, 1, 1-11.
• Toji, Simone (2019): “The Gambiarra City: International Migrants’ Subjectivity and the Making of a Multi-Dimensional Urban Space in São Paulo,” Urbanities, 9, 66 – 83.