Carlos Machado Dias: Co-Organizer XIV SALSA Conference (2023)

Carlos Machado Dias Jr.Carlos Machado Dias Jr.


Fourteenth SALSA Biennial Conference – Amazon Triple Frontier Brazil-Colombia-Peru, 27-30 July 2023

Carlos Machado Dias Junior completed his master’s and doctorate in Social Anthropology at the Universidade de São Paulo, researching among the Waiwai indigenous peoples of the Trombetas-Mapuera Indigenous Land. For 16 years he has been a full professor at the Department of Anthropology at the Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), where he also works as a full professor in the Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology (PPGAS) and is a member of the Núcleo de Estudos da Amazônia Indígena (NEAI).
Among the Waiwai, he approached processes of social organization and, more specifically, their transformations arising from the permanent coexistence with non-indigenous people initiated in the middle of the last century by pro-evangelization missionaries.
In the last 15 years, when he began his teaching career at UFAM in Manaus, he worked more intensively with the Tukano indigenous peoples of the upper Rio Negro, in particular, through the guidance of indigenous students who entered the Graduate Program. At this time, he begins a return to work with the Waiwai through an interdisciplinary project focused on issues associated with cultural heritage and territoriality.