Herr Prof. Dr. Livio Sansone

Einladende Institution: Institut für Afrikastudien
Aufenthalt: 00. 0000
Heimatuni: Federal University of Bahia (Brasilien)
Schwerpunkt regional: Great Britain, the Netherlands, Suriname, Brazil
Forschungsfelder: Ethnizität race relations and black cultures; ethnicity
Informationen zur Person: Livio Sansone, born in Palermo, obtained his PhD in anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Translated from Dutch into English, his doctoral dissertation is titled: 'Shining in the shadows. Survival strategies, subculture and ethnicity of Amsterdam's creole secondary school children'. Maintaining a strong interest in ethnicity, from 1996 to 2002 Sansone was Academic Vice-Director of the Center for Afro-Asian Studies of the Candido Mendes University in Rio de Janeiro. He also lectured on ethnic studies, globalization and urban anthropology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Sansone has published widely on race relations and black cultures in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Suriname and Brazil. His present research is on race relations and Afro-Brazilians in the Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Since 2003, he is a professor of anthropology at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil where he directs The Factory of Ideas Project, which consists of an advanced course in ethnic and racial studies, and an international South-South network in the themes of diversity and difference.

• Africa, Brazil, and the construction of trans-Atlantic Black identities (2008) with Elisée Sourmonni and Boubacar Barry (Eds). Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.
• Blackness without Ethnicity: Constructing Race in Brazil (2003) New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
• Ritmos em trânsito: socio-antropologia da música baiana (1998) with Jocélio dos Santos. São Paulo: Dynamis Editorial.