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Dr. Frederico Oliveira
- 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Training (Anthropology) Department of Anthropology (University of Toronto)
- 2006-2010 Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology) Brasilia University (Brazil)
- 2003-2005 Master of Arts (Anthropology) Brasilia University (Brazil)
- 1999-2003 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
My research interests include territorial/ecological anthropology, native people, 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 people in Canada (First Nations). During my PhD research, I conducted field work with the Kaiabi Indians, 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, working directly with First Nations communities in Northern Ontario I am developing a project related to the consequences and adaptations for their land use patterns, considering the development projects that affected this area in the past and the more recent projects that currently are posing new challenges in the present.