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Gonçalo Santos

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2018-Jan 2019)

PhD, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanitites and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Gonçalo Santos is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Prior to joining HKU in 2013, he was an LSE Fellow at the London School of Economics (2007–2011), and a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (2011–2013). His first monograph focuses on the history of physical anthropology, racial science, and empire in Western Europe and reflects his interdisciplinary training in sociocultural anthropology and social studies of science and technology. As a specialist of contemporary China, Dr. Santos has developed a strong ethnographic research agenda on modernity, intimate life, material culture, and social transformation. Dr. Santos’s research has been featured in leading journals such as Current AnthropologyJournal of the Royal Anthropological InstituteModern Asian Studies, and Technology and Culture (forthcoming). He is the co-editor of Chinese Kinship (Routledge, 2009) and Transforming Patriarchy (University of Washington Press, 2017). His second monograph, entitled Intimate Modernities. Reassembling Love, Marriage, and Family Life in Rural South China 1970s–2010s, is under contract with the University of Washington Press. It is the first ethnography of a Chinese rural community based on two decades of longitudinal research. Dr. Santos is currently working on a new project on childbirth and technological change in China. 

Projects

Women and Birth in Transition: The Politics of Childbirth Medicalization in Reform Era China

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