Rui Sergio Sereni Murrieta

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Academic year: 2011
mailto:murrietarss[at]usp [dot] br

Rui Murrieta is Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics and Evolution at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He obtained his PhD in Anthropology  at the University of Colorado in 2000. Since then, he has done extensive research on the nutritional and environmental anthropology of Amazonian and Atlantic Forest peoples in Brazil.

His current research is a study of the impact of changes in agricultural practices on the nutritional status of Quilombola (African-Brazilians settled in rural areas who are direct descendant of runway slaves) Populations in southern Brazil. At USP, he teaches courses of human ecology, nutritional anthropology, introduction to cultural anthropology, human evolution and philosophy of science.  In 2009, he co-edited with Cristina Adams, Walter Neves and Mark Harris the book  “Amazon Peasant Societies in Chaging Environmnet : Political Ecology, Invisibility and Modernity in the Rainforest”, published by Springer.