Susana de Noronha is an anthropologist and a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Social Studies (CES Neces Research Group), with a MA and a PhD (summa cum laude) in sociology of culture, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Author of the award-winning book A Tinta, a Mariposa e a Metástase: a arte como experiência, conhecimento e acção sobre o cancro de mama [Paint, Mariposas and Metastasis: art as experience, knowledge and action on breast cancer] published in 2009 by Afrontamento. Her second book, Objetos Feitos de Cancro: mulheres, cultura material e doença nas estórias da arte [Objects Made of Cancer: material culture and illness on women's art stories] was published by Almedina in 2015. Giving use to the conceptual lines of her PhD, "the third half of things and of knowledge", "modular illness" and "built-in objects", she is writing the third part of a research trilogy about the inseparability of art, material culture and oncological illness, her working field since 2005.
(2013-2019) Postdoctoral Fellowship from the "Portuguese Foundation For Science and Technology", with previous MA and PhD research grants. Winner ex aequo of the "CES Award For Young Social Scientists From Countries Having Portuguese as the Official Language 2007" and of the "Bernardino Machado Award 2003" for the student with the highest final grade in Anthropology.
She is also the lyricist of the projects "At Freddy's House" and "Pyroscaphe", with work published in three albums, one EP, two singles and four compilations: 09 Roads (out in 2017), À Sombra de Deus Vol. IV (2012), Lock Full Version (2010), 3 Pistas Vol. 2 (2009), Lock (2009), Novos Talentos FNAC (2009), Undergod/Underdog (2009) and Acorda! Primeira Compilação de Nova Música Portuguesa em mp3 (2006). read full CV
Click on photos | TV Interviews: "Consultório" [Porto Canal] | "Praça da Alegria" [RTP1] | "Mais Mulher" [SIC Mulher]
"18/20" [RTP3] | "Olá Maria!" [Porto Canal] | "Faz Sentido" [SIC Mulher]
My publications [lyrics] in music: albums, EPs, singles and compilations