Guilherme M. Fagundes | Ph.D., Postdoctoral researcher

Department of Anthropology, Princeton University

Guilherme Moura Fagundes obtained his doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Brasília. As a postdoctoral researcher at Brazil LAB/Princeton University, he plays a role in the new research and teaching initiative “Indigenous Ecologies of Knowledges across the Americas” (2021-2024), working in collaboration with colleagues from the High Meadows Environmental Institute and Department of Anthropology. His research focuses on cross-cultural fire management, agrobiodiversity, biosecurity, and the decolonization of environmental conservation through the anthropology of techniques, the anthropology of life, and ethnographic filmmaking. His work has been published in journals such as Vibrant, Cultural Anthropology, Anuário Antropológico, Journal des Anthropologues, among others. He is also preparing the publication of his first book, entitled “Making it Burn: Fire Techniques and the Government of Life in the Brazilian Savanna”.

Keywords

Intercultural fire management, environmental conservation, biosecurity, satellite imagery, seasonal calendars, ethnographic film, Amazonia and Cerrado