Susana de Noronha


Biography

Susana de Noronha is an Anthropologist (Ph.D. in sociology), Researcher and Co-coordinator of the Science, Economy and Society Research Group (NECES) at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal, and is also Professor in the Network of Social Sciences Post-Graduate Programs of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). Winner ex aequo of the 2007 CES Award for Young Portuguese-speaking Social Scientists and of the 2003 Bernardino Machado Award for Anthropology, by the University of Coimbra. Author of the books A tinta, a mariposa e a metástase: a arte como experiência, conhecimento e acção sobre o cancro de mama (2009, Afrontamento); Objetos feitos de cancro: mulheres, cultura material e doenças nas estórias da arte (2015, Almedina); and Cancro sobre papel: estórias de oito mulheres portuguesas entre palavra falada, arte e ciência escrita (2019, Almedina). As well as a writer and researcher, she is also a published lyricist and an author of scientific illustrations, using photography, painting and creative ethnographic drawing. ___ RESEARCH INTERESTS ___ ANTHROPOLOGY OF ART AND MATERIAL/VISUAL CULTURE: The ontological, epistemological as performative nature of the arts; Activist, political and interventional art; The uses, meanings and experiential dimension of material culture; The material culture of cancer/illness. ___ MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY/ BODY, HEALTH AND ILLNESS: Experiences, knowledge and agency of patients/artists; Illness narratives of cancer patients in the visual and plastic arts; Representations of biomedicine/oncology and of its agents, procedures, spaces, substances and materialities. ___ METHODOLOGIES: Qualitative and creative research methodologies; Imaginative, metaphorical and non-figurative reinventions of ethnographic drawing; Other/hybrid ontologies, epistemologies and methodologies: "the third half of things and of knowledge" (Noronha, 2015).


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Noronha, Susana de (2019), "Radiant: understanding endometrial cancer, vaginal brachytherapy and motherhood through words and images", Revista Ñanduty, 7, 11, 104-134

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Book Chapter

Noronha, Susana de (2019), Fotografías hechas de cáncer: el arte como pedazo de enfermedad en los relatos de mujeres, in Rebeca Pardo & Montse Morcate (org.), La imagen desvelada: Prácticas fotográficas en la enfermedad, la muerte y el duelo. Barcelona: Sans Soleil Ediciones, 79-122

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Article in Scientific journal

Noronha, Susana de (2019), "(Un)stitching the Memory and the Story of a Melanoma: Giving a Form to Forgetfulness between Anthropology and Creative Ethnographic Drawing", Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia, 8, 2, 73-79

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