Flávia Ferreira Pires

Research & Institution

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Federal University of Paraíba

Social Sciences

Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Centro de Ciências Humanas, Letras e Artes

Departamento de Ciências Sociais

Cidade Universitária. Campus I

João Pessoa/ Paraíba/ Brazil

CEP 58051-900


I completed my bachelor degree in Social Sciences. I earned a Master´s and PhD degrees in Social Anthropology at the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.  I also have had the opportunity to take a part of my PhD studies in London, at Brunel University. This opportunity allowed me to meet with people from different ethnic and national backgrounds.

I have been a post-doc visiting researcher at the University of Sheffield, England, Department of Sociology (2012-2014) and a post-doc researcher at Museu Nacional, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2008).
I received my PhD and became a professor at a young age. Since then, I have been leading various research projects, mainly aiming at understanding the everyday lives of children from their own perspectives and the macro structures that outline their existence. I have published over forty papers, book chapters, and books in influential periodicals and journals in Brazil and elsewhere, highlighting my contribution to the dissemination of science and engagement with high-quality results. In 2012 I was granted Bolsa Produtividade, a prestigious scholarship, from The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development for high achievement scientists.
Furthermore, I am a mother of two young girls, aged two and five years old, who inspire my positive attitude towards the betterment of science in society given its social and individual transformation power.

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