1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Lucas de Carvalho

Fieldwork Completed

M.A. Federal Univ. of Minas Gerais 2007
B.A. Federal Univ. of Minas Gerais 2005

P.O. Box 400120

I am interested in looking at native Amerindian models used not only to conceptualize the state and its effects, but also to guide routine interactions between the Amerindian and non-Amerindian populations. Right now I am working with the Makushi people, who are spread across the international borders of Brazil and Guyana. The ethnographic data drawn from short field trips conducted in 2011 and 2012 in the circum-Roraima region of Brazil and Guyana is driving my current research question: it appears that the Makushi think of and deal with the state as they would with other non-human beings that inhabit the world – through shamanism. If that is the case, the Euro-American notions of the state, citizenship, civil, political, and social rights might not coincide with native notions, thus losing their efficacy as an explicative model. I am interested in determining how shamanic practices are used as a medium to interact with the state and why this interaction has to be done in such a way.

Specializations

Amerindian and state relations, international borders, shamanism, mythodology and obviation, production of knowledge, human and non-human interaction, social relatedness, assemblage of appropriate human beings, personhood and conviviality; Lowland Amazonia.

Graduate Students

Cory-Alice Andre-Johnson
Pre-Fieldwork
Julia Barnes
Pre-Fieldwork
Irtefa Binte-Farid
Conducting Field Research
Lee Bloch
Conducting Field Research
Jessica Boynton
Pre-Fieldwork
Erika Brant
Fieldwork Completed
Alison Broach
Fieldwork Completed
Jeffrey Burnett
Pre-Fieldwork
Tracie Canada
Pre-Fieldwork
Jacqueline Cieslak
Fieldwork Completed
Sherri Lynn Colby-Bottel
Resident Ph.D. Alum
Lucas de Carvalho
Fieldwork Completed
Dannah Dennis
Fieldwork Completed
Brandon Dillard
Pre-Fieldwork
Bremen Donovan
Pre-Fieldwork
Grace East
Pre-Fieldwork
Kyle Edwards
Pre-Fieldwork
Anna Eisenstein
Conducting Field Research
Johnathan Favini
Pre-fieldwork
David Flood
Fieldwork Completed
Macario Garcia
Conducting Field Research
Julia Jong Haines
Conducting Field Research
Beth Hart
Fieldwork Completed
Nathan Hedges
Fieldwork Completed
Ida Hoequist
Pre-Fieldwork
Carolyn Howarter
Fieldwork Completed
Yu-Chien Huang
Fieldwork Completed
Erin Jordan
Pre-Fieldwork
Jiyeon Kang
Conducting Field Research
Dionisios Kavadias
Fieldwork Completed
Daniel King
Pre-Fieldwork
Kristin LaHatte
Fieldwork Completed
Mu Li
Pre-Fieldwork
Sue Ann McCarty
Fieldwork Completed
Michelle Morgenstern
Pre-Fieldwork
Nathalie Nahas
Fieldwork Completed
Jeffrey Nicola
Fieldwork Completed
Susan Palazzo
Fieldwork Completed
Mary Pancoast
Conducting Field Research
Xinyan Peng
Pre-Fieldwork
Saad Quasem
Pre-Fieldwork
Alessandro Questa
Fieldwork Completed
Grace Reynolds
Fieldwork Completed
Giancarlo Rolando
Fieldwork Completed
Ekaterina Sevastakis
Pre-Fieldwork
Harri Siikala
Fieldwork Completed
Sheena Singh
Fieldwork Completed
Josh Wayt
Pre-Fieldwork
Michael Wenzel
Pre-Fieldwork
LuAnn Williams
Fieldwork Completed
Uzma Zafar
Pre-Fieldwork
Mingyun Zhang
Pre-Fieldwork