Renzo Taddei

Renzo Taddei

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Cultural Anthropology
http://cifas.us
Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study
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Interest/Specialty Areas Social theory; ethnographic methods; environmental anthropology; anthropology of religion
Geographic Area(s) of Expertise Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina
Biography

Dr. Taddei conducts research on how different populations (scientists being one of them) understand and relate to the environment, with a particular interest in climate and weather. He has published on the communication between climate scientists and local populations in Latin America, on geoengineering and indigenous rain making practices, and on the Anthropocene and the challenges it poses to social theory and research practices.

Dr. Taddei received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University. He is an assistant professor at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil. He is an associate researcher at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), at Columbia University. He also runs the ethnographic methods education program at the Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS), in New York City.

Prior to joining UNIFESP, he served as a visiting professor at Yale University, Duke University, and the University of the Republic of Uruguay. He also taught at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

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