Author Archives: João Paulo Siqueira

Master's student in Social Anthropology at the University of Brasília (UnB). BA in Psychology from the same university. He has research experience in race and ethnic relations, health and racism, the training of psychologists, as well as processes of subjectivation.
A picture of the entrance of the room where the Mocambo group works

Between the Bitterness of Anonymity and Ethics is Racism: Reflections for Anthropological Research on Science in the ‘Backyard’

This essay is one of the results of a roda de conversa (a conversation circle) that took place at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, in December 2023. Professor Soraya Fleischer had the idea and invited her advisees: two men and three women. Since all of us were, in different ways, doing research with researchers that were also working at the University of Brasilia, the roda de conversa had as a guiding theme the following question: what is it like to conduct research with interlocutors who share the same “institutional house”—who work in the same “backyard”? (read more...)