Cristiana Bastos (PhD CUNY 1996) is an anthropologist whose interests combine the disciplines of anthropology, history, and the social study of science, technology and medicine. She is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. She taught at the University of Lisbon, Coimbra, ISCTE, Brown, UMass, UNICAMP, UERJ, and guest lectured at Museu Nacional-UFRJ, FIOCRUZ, UFSC, UnB, Yale, Chicago, Oxford, JNU, U Eduardo Mondlane, among others. In her previous research projects, she addressed population dynamics, transnational mobility, colonial biopolitics, medicine and empire, and the social history of health and well-being, with field and archival research in Portugal, Brazil, the US, Mozambique and India.
She is currently the PI of the ERC project The Colour of Labour (AdG 695573) where she is directly involved with the fields of Guyana, Hawai‘i, New England, Angola and Mobilities. She has published extensively on her research topics, with articles in the journals Medical Anthropology, Anthropology & Medicine, History and Anthropology, Social Analysis, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, International Migration, Journal of Southern African Studies, Identities, Journal of Lusophone Studies, Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, Análise Social, Etnográfica, Horizontes Antropológicos, and a variety of edited volumes and monographs.
Bastos, C., 2019. Luso-Tropicalism Debunked Again: Race, Racism and Racialism In Three Portuguese-Speaking Societies. Luso-Tropicalism and its discontents: The Making and Unmaking of Racial Exceptionalism. Anderson, W., Roque, R., and Santos, R.V., eds. Berghahn
Bastos, C. 2018. Portuguese in the cane: the racialization of labour in Hawaiian plantations In Changing Societies: Legacies and Challenges. Vol. i. Ambiguous Inclusions: Inside Out, Inside In, eds. S. Aboim, P. Granjo, A. Ramos. Lisbon: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 65-96. DOI:10.31447/ics9789726715030.03
Bastos, Cristiana (forthcoming). “Unseen Diasporas: Portuguese Labor Migrants in Colonial Plantations” in Migrant Frontiers: Race and Mobility in the Luso-Hispanic World, ed. Daniel da Silva and Lamonte Aidoo. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
Bastos, Cristiana, Bela Feldman-Bianco and Miguel Moniz, eds. 2021. Migration and Mill Work: the Portuguese in New England. Dartmouth: Massachusetts University Press.
Bastos, Cristiana, André Nóvoa and Noel Salazar, 2021 “Mobile Labour: an introduction”. Mobilities, Special issue on Mobile Labour.
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