Dr Luciane Rocha


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Luciane O. Rocha is a Brazilian Anthropologist from Rio de Janeiro. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester working on the project "Latin American Antiracism in a ‘Post-Racial’ Age” as the lead researcher for Brazil. She completed her undergraduate studies in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2005) and master and PhD in Social Anthropology with a focus on African Diaspora Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, USA (2010 e 2014). Her doctoral dissertation “Outraged Mothering: Black Women, Racial Violence and the Power of Emotions in Rio de Janeiro’ African Diaspora” focused on Black mothers’ activism against urban violence. From 2015 to 2016 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) working on the project “Determinants of Violent Deaths without Solution: Flow of registration, investigation, clarification, denunciation and trial of violent deaths in the city of Rio de Janeiro,” where she investigated the system of criminal justice flow in cases of homicides committed by the police. She is also a researcher associated to the Study Group on Violence in the Baixada Fluminense at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro; and to the Black women’s NGO, Criola, working on the research project “When Rights Ring Hollow – Racism and Anti-Racist Horizons in the Americas,” a project developed by the Antiracist Action Research Network (RAIAR). Her academic interests are Policing, Race, Antiracism, Black women's activism, African Diaspora.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2005 - Bachelor of Social Science Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (2002 - 2005)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Outraged mothering : black women, racial violence, and the power of emotions in Rio de Janeiro’s African Diaspora, University of Texas at Austin (2008 - 2014)
  • Master of Philosophy, Research (ing/in) state genocide : toward an activist and Black diasporic feminist approach, University of Texas at Austin (2008 - 2010)

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