AFFILIATION: Susana de Noronha is Anthropologist, Researcher and Co-coordinator of the Science, Economy and Society Research Group (NECES) at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) University of Coimbra, Portugal, and is also Professor in the Network of Social Sciences Post-Graduate Programs of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO).
EDUCATION AND DISTINCTIONS: Winner of the 2003 Bernardino Machado Award for the best student (17.1/20 points) in Anthropology (BA/Licentiate degree), Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra. She holds a Master and a Ph.D. in Sociology (maximum grades) from the Faculty of Economics of the same University, winning the 2007 CES Award for Young Portuguese-speaking Social Scientists with her Master’s dissertation, and unanimously approved with distinction and praise (summa cum laude) with her doctoral thesis in 2012. She had positive evaluation and funding from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in her Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral research projects.
SCIENTIFIC AND CREATIVE OUTPUTS: Single-author of three pioneering books regarding the depiction of cancer experiences in the visual and plastic arts (from stage I cancers to terminal malignancies), her working field since 2005. She is also the single-author of several book chapters and journal articles in Portuguese, English and Spanish, doing peer-review for eight indexed international scientific journals. She is also an editorial board member of two open access publications funded by the European Research Council (ERC). She is a published lyricist and author of more than fifty scientific illustrations, using ethnographic drawing and painting, blending social science with the visual arts.
TEACHING AND SUPERVISION: She has a substantial teaching experience, collaborating with several Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs, being also a coordinator, lecturer and tutor of an international e-learning seminar focused on health and illness, included in the joint activities of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and CES. She supervises MA dissertations, Ph.D. theses and also Ph.D. and postdoctoral internships of students and researchers enrolled in her fields of expertise, also using her proficiency in creative methodologies to coordinate and mentor advanced training courses.
ACTIVITIES: Co-organizer of several roundtables, seminar cycles, workshops, summer schools and international conferences, she has delivered more than seventy single authored oral presentations, twenty five by invitation, thirty one in peer-reviewed panels of scientific meetings, and twenty to non-academic publics as an invited speaker, also reaching the Media as an interviewee in newspapers and large audience television networks and programs, doing science with and for society.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Anthropology of Art and Material/Visual Culture; Medical Anthropology and Sociology of Health, Illness and Death; Qualitative and Artistic/Creative Methodologies. Know more at Ciência ID - ORCID iD - CES
Published Lyrics - Music
As a lyricist, my work is published in three albums, one EP, and four compilations of Portuguese music: 09 Roads (in press); À Sombra de Deus Vol. IV (2012, Braga 2012); Lock Full Version (2010, Cobra Discos); 3Pistas Vol.2 (2009, Antena3 & Edições Valentim de Carvalho/Iplay); EP Lock (2009, Optimus Discos); Novos Talentos FNAC 2009 (2009, Fnac Portugal); Undergod/Underdog (2009, Poison Tree Records, Los Angeles); Acorda! Primeira Compilação de Nova Música Portuguesa em mp3 (2006, Antena3 & Cobra Discos).