Simone Toji is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Anthropologie du Contemporain, through a partnership between the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the Institute for the National Historic and Artistic Heritage/Ministry of Culture of Brazil. She is part of the research team in the ‘Unesco frictions’ project. Her investigation explores the complex connections and positionalities emerging in the intangible cultural heritage field, considering Brazil as case study. She completed her PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews in 2016, focusing on questions of globalism, cosmopolitanism, life stories and experimental ethnography in the journeys of international migrants living in the city of São Paulo.
Research interests : globalism, cosmopolitanism, urbanism, cultural heritage, migration, theory and methodology in anthropology.
Contact : simone.toji chez ehess.fr