Dr. Frederico Oliveira

Dr. Frederico Oliveira

Associate Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 705-330-4010ext. 2711
Office Location: 
OR 1041
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 
  • 2010-2012   Postdoctoral Training (Anthropology) Department of Anthropology (University of Toronto)
  • 2006-2010   Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology) University of Brasilia (Brazil
  • 2003-2005   Master of Arts (Anthropology) University of Brasilia (Brazil)
  • 1999-2003   Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Research Interests: 

My research interests include territorial/ecological anthropology, oral history, indigenous peoples, the relations they historically establish with the surrounding environment and land use patterns.

I have been directing my research especially to Amerindian ethnology of South America (Tupi-Guarani) and Aboriginal peoples in Canada (First Nations). During my PhD research, I conducted fieldwork with the Kaiabi Indigenous People, inhabitants of Southeastern Brazilian Amazon, seeking to analyze their ancient attachment to the land they live and defend for more than 200 years. I also examined a situation of social environmental conflict in the disputes to assert their territoriality, regarding the struggles with different kinds of economic fronts (mining, logging, hydro and ranching enterprises).

In Canada, I am working directly with First Nations communities in Northern Ontario (Lac Seul and Slate Falls First Nations). Working along with an interdisciplinary research team and funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, I am leading a land use and occupancy research program guided by communities’ defined priorities. Working in conjunction with First Nations, field school opportunities and hands-on experience in ethnography and archeology are offered to native and non-native students. 

In another research program funded by SSHRC, I am the project director, working with a team of researchers from Lakehead University and York University, studying comparative approaches to culture based tourism in Canada and Ecuador.