Cláudia Canarim

Feminist, social psychologist and contemporary dancer. She is a consultant, researcher, teacher and artist-creator. She is a PhD student in Artistic Studies – Art and Mediations at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisboa (FCSH/UNL), working on a dissertation titled “Decolonize the Body: Feminist Performances as Resistance Practice”. She holds a Master in Performing Arts from FCSH/UNL (2014-16), a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance from Angel Vianna College (FAV, BR 2009) and a degree in Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, BR 2005). She specialized in Motion Therapy (2009) at FAV (BR) and in Institutional Analysis and Schizoanalysis at the Gregório Baremblitt Foundation of Minas Gerais (FGB-MG, BR 2007). She is currently an activist for the Human Rights of Women in Portugal as a volunteer of the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (@whrc) and a member of the Maria Felipa Collective (@coletivamariafelipa). She collaborated with several human rights collectives of children and adolescents in Brazil and with several publications, and she intervened in public, private and non-profit spaces to discuss human rights and promote public policies for these groups, as well as public policies for culture, dance and other arts, acting as a volunteer in local Latin American movements and collectives. She also did research for some of these institutions, both in Human Rights and Dance Studies.

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