Catarina Alves Costa

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Full members
Institutional subunit: NOVA FCSH
Research group: Practices and Politics of Culture
Thematic line: NAVA
Research interests: Visual culture | Ethnographic film | Documentary film history
Research contexts: Portugal | Cape Verde | Mozambique
Contact: catcostacatarina@gmail.com
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Biographical note

Anthropologist and filmmaker. Studied Anthropology in Portugal (ISCTE) and finished a Master Degree in Manchester University (Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology). Since September 2012, she holds a PhD from the Universidade Nova, in Lisbon. Since 1997, she teaches in the Anthropology Department of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she develops visual anthropology and ethnographic film as a field of research and teaching. She is currently coordinating the Master Degree in Visual Culture. Between 1994 and 2000, she worked in the Ethnographic Museum, in Lisbon (doing video work and archival images research). She directed, among other films, “Our Lady Aparecida” (1994), “Swagatam” (1998), “More Soul” (2000), “The Architect and the Old Village” (2004), “Route 206” (2009), “Let’s talk about António Campos” (2010), “A Room in the House” (2016). She won the first prize in the festival VII Rassegna Internazionale di Documentari Etnografici (1996), the Excellency Prize from the Society for Visual Anthropology American – Anthropological Association Film Festival, EUA (1996), the Planéte Prize in the Bilan du Film Ethnographique (1999) in Paris, and the Critique Prize from the festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Coimbra (2009), among others.

Publications
AuthorID_filtro_tablepressYearTypePublication
Catarina Alves Costapub37*2011Book chapterCOSTA, Catarina Alves, 2011, "Les Maitres fous ou os limites da imaginação etnográfica" em Costa, José Manuel e Oliveira, Luís Miguel (orgs.), Jean Rouch. Ed. Cinemateca Portuguesa, Museu do Cinema, pp. 203-209, ISBN 978-972-619-268-8.
Catarina Alves Costapub37*2012Book chapterCOSTA, Catarina Alves, 2012, "O trabalho do filme etnográfico em perspectiva: questões da narrativa e da construção", in Clarice E. Peixoto, et al., Imagens & Narrativas, Rio de Janeiro, Edição INARRA, Imagens, Narrativas e Práticas Culturais (PPCIS-UERJ), produção do DVD-Rom: B. Produção Fotográfica e Multimídia, 978-85-86065-10-1.
Catarina Alves Costapub37*2015Book chapterCOSTA, Catarina Alves, 2015, "Perspectivas, caminhos e políticas de futuro para a antropologia visual", in Clarice Peixoto, Barbara Copque (orgs.), Etnografias Visuais: Análises Contemporâneas, Rio de Janeiro, Edições Garamond, pp. 181-189, ISBN: 9788576174066.
Catarina Alves Costapub37*2016Book chapterCOSTA, Catarina Alves, 2016, "A Room in the House: a filmed ethnography of living", in Miguel Reimão Costa (org.), Architecture in the Town and its Territory, Mértola, Campo Arqueológico de Mértola, pp. 163-166, catálogo bilinge, ISBN: 9789729375491.
Catarina Alves Costapub37*2016Book chapterCOSTA, Catarina Alves, 2016, "Dos dispositivos de resposta à experiência etnográfica", in Andrea Barbosa et al. (orgs.), A Experiência da Imagem na Etnografia, São Paulo, Ed. Terceiro Nome, pp. 325-333, ISBN: 978-857-816-197-2.
Catarina Alves Costapub37*2016Book chapterCOSTA, Catarina Alves, 2016, "Guia de filmes", in Tiago Baptista (org.), Margot Dias, Filmes Etnográficos 1958-1961, Lisboa, Cinemateca Portuguesa Museu do Cinema IP e DGPC/Museu Nacional de Etnologia, publicação anexa a DVD registo 993/2016, pp. 21-43.
Catarina Alves Costapub37*2014Book chapterCOSTA, Catarina Alves; MOURÃO, Catarina, 2014, "Imagens e sons para o Benjamim: algumas notas sobre o filme de homenagem a Benjamim Pereira", in Clara Saraiva, Jean-Yves Durand, João Alpuim (orgs.), 2014, Caminhos e Diálogos da Antropologia Portuguesa: Homenagem a Benjamim Pereira, Viana do Castelo, Município de Viana do Castelo, pp. 219-222, ISBN: 978-972-588-244-3.
Projects

IDResearcherPositionProjTitleProject typeStatus+
pub37*Catarina Alves CostaSupervisorproj323*Heritage 'live': producing visibility and touring the 'popular'Doctoral researchOngoing+
pub37*Catarina Alves CostaResearcherproj366*"Ramadan in Lisbon" - A collective documentaryNational projectOngoing+