Adresse visiteur

Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains
Avenue Jeanne, 44
Bâtiment S
Bureau S12.118
1050 Bruxelles

Adresse courrier

Université libre de Bruxelles
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 50 - CP 124
1050 Bruxelles



I am a PhD candidate in the SeedsValues Project (ERC Starting Grant), jointly supervised by the Université Libre the Bruxelles (ULB) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). I hold a BA in Sociology (UFPR – Brazil) and an MA in Development Studies (NMBU – Norway). For my MA thesis, I explored cassava cultivation and processing in a quilombola-remnant community in Pará (Brazil), focusing on the ways these practices and the materiality of the roots shape the sociality and subjectivity of the community members. For my PhD research, I will look at human-maize relatedness among indigenous cultivators in the highlands of Oaxaca (Mexico). My attention to human-crop relatedness is informed by material semiotics and multispecies ethnography.

Travaux sélectionnés

- Roman, G. G., & Westengen, O. T. (2021). Taking measure of an escape crop: Cassava relationality in a contemporary quilombo-remnant community. Geoforum.

- Roman, G. G., & Souza, I. M. A. (2020). Plantando Mandioca e Criando In/comensurabilidades. Revista AntHropológicas, 31 (1), 141-168.

Mis à jour le 23 janvier 2024