Oiara Bonilla

Oiara Bonilla is Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) and research associate at the Center d'enseignement et de recherche en ethnologie américaniste (EREA-CNRS, UPX-Nanterre). Conducting ethnographic research since 1996 with different indigenous peoples in Brazil, she obtained her PhD in social anthropology in 2007 from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales with a dissertation about the transforming relations between the Paumari people and the Amazonian patronage. Bonilla has worked as a consultant assessing the effects of cash transfer policies in Brazil among indigenous peoples, carrying out an ethnographic survey in Guarani and Kaiowá Indigenous Lands in 2013 for Unesco and the Ministry of Social Development in Brazil. Her current research focuses on the relations between indigenous cosmopolitics and public policies. Her publications include: “O bom patrão e o inimigo voraz: predação e comércio na cosmologia paumari" (2005); “Topographies cosmiques et démarcations de terres indiennes au Brésil” (2006), “The Skin of History: Paumari Perspectives on Conversion and Transformation” (2009), and "Parasitism and Subjection: Modes of Paumari Predation" (2016).

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