Aparecida Vilaça is a Professor of Social Anthropology at Brazil’s Museu Nacional, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is the author of multiple books, including Strange Enemies: Indigenous Agency and Scenes of Encounters in Amazonia, Praying and Preying: Christianity in Indigenous Amazonia, Comendo como Gente: Formas do Canibalismo Wari’. Keen to collaborative research, she has recently co-authored Science in the Forest, Science in the Past. Her book Paletó and Me: Memories of My Indigenous Father has recently won the Casa de las Americas nonfiction award, the most important Latin American book prize. Her powerful essay, "Mourning Kin After the End of Cannibalism," has appeared in Sapiens.
Discussant: Agustín Fuentes