Professor of Anthropology, Museu Nacional, UFRJ
PIIRS Global Scholar

Carlos Fausto is a professor of anthropology at the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He served as a visiting scholar at the universities of Chicago, Stanford and Cambridge, as well as at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the École Pratique des Hautes Études, both in France. He has been conducting fieldwork among indigenous peoples in Amazonia since 1988, most notably with the Tupi-speaking Parakanã and the Karib-speaking Kuikuro. His most recent books are “Warfare and Shamanism in Amazonia, Art Effects: Image, Agency and Ritual in Amazonia,” and the co-edited volume “Ownership and Nurture: Studies in Native Amazonian Property Relations.” He is also a photographer and a documentary filmmaker, having co-directed the award-winning feature film “The Hyperwomen.”