Lorena França

Lorena is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Transformative Learning Technologies Laboratory (TLT Lab) at Teachers College – Columbia University. She is an anthropologist with experience working with Amazonian indigenous peoples, especially from the Upper Negro River (Northwest Brazilian Amazon). She studies ethnology, food anthropology, anthropology of techniques, biodiversity, local knowledge, and public policy. She attended a degree in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), with an Erasmus Mundus exchange at the University of Minho in Portugal. She did her master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in the field of visual anthropology. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). She is also a researcher associated with the Nucleus of Studies of the Indigenous Amazon (NEAI) of the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM).