RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA IN PORTUGAL
Normalization of hate speech online
Pedro Sousa Almeida is a researcher at The Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA) where he conducts research on racial issues. He coordinated the project “Racism and Xenophobia in Portugal: normalization of hate speech online”, funded by the Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology (FCT). Pedro holds a P.h.D in “Democracy in the Twenty-first Century” by the University of Coimbra, institution where he also took his degree in Anthropology. He completed a Master’s degree at the Miguel Torga Institute of Higher Education. From the idea that sport is a uniquely favourable field for studying social reality, his main research interests have centred on the relations between football, race, racism, postcolonialism and national identity in contemporary societies.
Ana Stela de Almeida Cunha is a Post-doctoral researcher in Social Anthropology, she holds a master and a P.h.D in African Linguistics, by the University of São Paulo. She was a lecturer at the University of Havana, in Cuba, between 2006 and 2008. She published in the areas of linguistics (education) and taught at the University of São Paulo (USP), at the Universidad de La Havana, and at ICS (Portugal). She also teached in the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA). She is currently an associate researcher at The Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA) Since 2010, she has made ethnodocumentaries. She is part of the band Yoka Kongo! which carries out Afro-Atlantic musical research. She is also the coordinator of the Kazumba Association.
Danilo Cardoso Marcelino is a P.h.D student, in Antrophology (ISCTE/NOVA). He holds a master degree in Education, by the University of São Paulo (USP - Brasil) and a graduation in History by the University of Pernambuco (UPE - Brasil). Since 2003, he has been teaching, both in Brazil and Portugal, where he also has developing work on art-education and academic research. He coordinates the Grupo EducAR: a multidisciplinary platform of educators who have experienced an Anti-Racist Education from/to/with Portugal.
Diego Candido is graduated in Law by the University Candido Mendes (2010) and is concluding his Master Degree in Communication, Culture and Technology at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon. His research interests are focused on collective (re)territorialization, cyberculture, identity, activism and anti-racist performance, in academic, cultural and artistic production, in dialogue with black, queer and immigrant movements in Diaspora across Portugal, Brazil and UK.
Janainna Edwiges de Oliveira Pereira is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Lisbon (ULisbon), Master in Anthropology at the Federal University of Paraíba (PPGA-UFPB) and graduated in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC). Currently, she conducts research about Afro-Brazilian religions in Portugal and Brazil.
Pedro Varela is a PhD student at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES/UC), in the "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies" program. Pedro holds a Master on Anthropology from ISCTE-IUL and a graduation on Landscape Architecture from ISA-UL. Currently, he is working on racism, the history of the anti-racist movement and artistic practices.
Grupo EducAR is a multidisciplinary platform of educators that, since 2018, has been experimenting with an anti-racist education methodology through actions and projects designed with and for different spaces and audiences – inside and outside Portugal. Its participation in the project consists of helping to transpose the empirical material and its respective analysis/criticism with a view to organizing the contents and promoting the presentation of the results of this research with an educational concern.
The Kazumba Association brings together a group of artists, academics and activists from different countries with the most varied backgrounds, who intend to contribute to a debate on critical history and colonial memories and their repercussions in the present. Its mission, which aims to create a contemporary artistic archive that challenges the current hegemonic narrative through secularly silenced aesthetics, will allow for a dialogue with the project through exhibition dynamics.
Leonardo Custódio is a Brazilian postdoctoral researcher at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He is also co-coordinator of the 'Anti-Racism Media Activist Alliance' (ARMA Alliance) and the 'Finland-Based Activist Research Network'. Leonardo is the author of Favela Media Activism: Counterpublics for human rights in Brazil (2017, Lexington Books).
Tarcízio Silva is a PhD student in Humanities and Social Sciences at UFABC and holds a Master in Contemporary Culture and Communication from UFBA. Cofounder of the Brazilian Institute of Research and Data Analysis. His research currently is focused on racialization in digital algorithms and social media platforms. Editor/co-editor of the books ‘Estudando Cultura e Comunicação com Mídias Sociais’ (Editora IBPAD, 2018), ‘Monitoramento e Pesquisa em Mídias Sociais: metodologias, aplicações e inovações’ (Uva Limão, 2016), ‘Para Entender o Monitoramento de Mídias Sociais’ (Bookess, 2012), ‘Mídias Sociais: saberes e representações’ (EDUFBA, 2012), ‘Mídias Sociais e Eleições 2010’ (Bookess, 2011), ‘#MidiasSociais: Perspectivas, tendências e reflexões’ (Bookess, 2010).
Normalization of hate speech online
Project funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) within the scope of “Special support to research projects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hate crimes and violence and hate speech”, ref. 759209334.