Rosa Maria Perez is a Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, and a researcher at CRIA – Center for Research in Anthropology. Her core research is on Indian society and social segregation (with a special focus on Dalit and women), women studies, colonialism and post-colonialism in India, fieldwork methodology, public anthropology, anthropology and cinema.
Perez is a member of the Board of Advisers of SADF (South Asia Democratic Forum-EU), a consultant of the Commission for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (United Nations), EqUIP (EU-India Platform for the Social Sciences and the Humanities), and a member of the Pool of Reviewers of Anthropology (European Science Foundation).
Her last books in English are The Tulsi and the Cross. Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter in Goa (2012, 1st and 2nd editions out of stock) and Women in the Field. Transdisciplinary Ethnography in India (in print, Routledge).