India (Goa and Gujarat)
India | Social segregation | Dalits | Women studies
Rosa Maria Perez is a professor of the Department of Anthropology of ISCTE- University of Lisbon Institute and a researcher at CRIA – Center for Research in Anthropology. Since 2011 she has been a visiting and chair professor (Anthropology) at the Indian Institute of Technology (Gandhinagar). Her core research is on Indian society and social segregation (with special focus on Dalit and women), women studies, colonialism and post-colonialism in India, fieldwork methodology, public anthropology and human rights. Perez is a member of the board of advisers of the South Asia Democratic Forum- EU (SADF), a consultant of the Commission for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (United Nations) and the European Alliance for Asian Studies (EAAS). She is a reviewer of the European Research Council (ERC) and of the National Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Her last books in English are The Tulsi and the Cross. Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter in Goa, Delhi, Orient Blackswan, 2012 (1st and 2nd editions out of stock) and Perez, Rosa Maria and Lina Fruzzetti eds, in print, Women in the Field. Transdisciplinary Ethnography in India, London, Routledge. Perez is a member of the editorial board of Portuguese and international scientific journals.