Clara Carvalho (PhD Anthropology, ISCTE, 1999) is an associate professor at the Department of Anthropology at ISCTE-IUL and was a visiting professor at the universities of Brown (USA, 2004) and Lille (France, 2002 and 2003). She lectured short courses in the post-graduate methodological seminars promoted by CODESRIA in several African countries, and in the Universities of Rovira i Virgil, Spain, and Mainz, in Germany. She served as president of AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies) (2015-2019) and director of the Center for African Studies / Center for International Studies at ISCTE-IUL (2007-2016). Her research focuses on West Africa, in particular Guinea-Bissau, where she worked on local government and social development. Since 2001, she has developed projects on gender, development policies, therapeutic practices and FGM, having coordinated several projects with national and international funding in these areas. She is the editor of the journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos.

Ricardo Falcão (Lisbon, 1980) is an anthropologist with an PhD in African Studies (2016) and a filmmaker. He has been building a corpus of ethnographic work related to Senegal and West Africa, where he has done fieldwork since 2007. He speaks wolof, the main language used in Senegal. Since 2018 he is a post-doctoral research fellow with a contract at CEI-Iscte in the project SEXRWA, financed by FCT. His investigations have focused on subjects such as development, technology, gender, sexual and reproductive rights, gender violence, migrations. He has participated in international projects such as MAP-FGM, between 2016 and 2018, where he was a researcher and a project manager. He has presented his work in several International Conferences and Forums. As a documentary filmmaker, he is co-director of the film YOON, financed by ICA (2018), currently in post-production. In 2009, he has also co-directed Waalo Waalo. Since 2019 he also integrates a collective artistic project called “Of Steel and (un)Stillness, winner of the Creative Commissions – Variations on Mobility, organized by Padova University and the Royal Holloway of London. For more information: