Susana de Noronha


Biography

Susana de Noronha is an anthropologist, Ph.D. in sociology (summa cum laude), and a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. 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.


Latest Publications

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

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, Vol. 8,, Nº 2, 73-79

Article in Scientific journal

Noronha, Susana de (2019), "The chairs of hereditary cancer: understanding time and illness using creative ethnographic drawing", Comunicação e Sociedade, 35, 153-171