Hannah Parathian

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Full members
Institutional subunit: NOVA FCSH
Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
Thematic line:
Research interests: Ethnoecology | Guiné-Bissau | Traditional knowledge
Research contexts: Guinea-Bissau
Contact: hparathian@fcsh.unl.pt
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Biographical note

Having worked as a social science researcher at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia — CRIA) from January 2013 to June 2014, and carried out fieldwork in the Cantanhez region of Guinea Bissau, I have in-depth knowledge of West African ethnobotany and Nalú culture, as well as wide experience of biocultural conservation and grass-roots community research with UK institutions. My PhD explored ethnoecology among the Tikuna Indians in the Colombian Amazon, including indigenous resource use, traditional ecological knowledge, shamanism and human-wildlife interactions (specifically with non-human primates). Further to this, I have facilitated cross-cultural collaboration projects supporting regenerative food systems and explored participatory video as a tool for community research projects and skill sharing.


IDResearcherPositionProjTitleProject typeStatus+
pub432*Hannah ParathianResearch scholarproj13*Where humans and chimpanzees meet: assessing sympatry throughout Africa using a multi-tiered approachNational projectConcluded+
pub432*Hannah ParathianResearch scholarproj295*A social-ecological study of human-plant interactions among Nalú and Bijagó communities in Guinea-Bissau, West AfricaPost-doctoral researchOngoing+