I graduated from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with a BA in Social Sciences, and earned an MA and a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. Since 2010, I have focused mainly on studying indigenous peoples in Brazil, and at the same time, I have been teaching at universities and schools.

Inspired by Black students at the Federal University of Espírito Santo, we co-created an original syllabus based on black anthropologists' lives and work.

At FGV EAESP, I employed my previous background to create an immersion course on Indigenous Peoples and Public Policies. In the same institution, I conducted a postdoctoral research, analyzing discourses from indigenous leaders, NGOs, and agribusiness agents around agriculture in Brazil.

At Editora Record, one of the largest publishers in Brazil, I have been collaborating as anthropological consultant and technical reviewer in the editing and translation of the following books:

Zora Neale Hurston
Her eyes were watching God
Barracoon: the story of the last "black cargo"
You don't know Us Negroes

Paterson Joseph
The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

Junot Díaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Sefi Atta
The bad immigrant

John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath
East of Eden

As a Visiting Research Scholar at the Afro-Latin American Research Institute (Hutchins Center, Harvard University), I am writing a book called Black voices: an introduction to an antiracist Anthropology, based on my previous experiences as a Professor and researcher.

Member of the following professional organizations: Brazilian Anthropological Association (ABA), Brazilian Association of Black Researchers (ABPN), and American Anthropological Association (AAA) - section of Black Anthropologists.

Recent publications:

BASQUES, M. (2022). Black Voices in Anthropology: a brief history of an antiracist project. Novos Debates 8(2), 24 p. PDF

BASQUES, M. (2021). Introdução à edição brasileira, in Zora Neale Hurston. Olualê Kossola: as palavras do último homem negro escravizado. Rio de Janeiro: Record.

BASQUES, M. (2021). Efeitos Adversos: um olhar a partir das Políticas Públicas para Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Administração Pública e Gestão Social, 13(4). https://doi.org/10.21118/apgs.v13i4.10535

BASQUES, M. (2019). Zora Hurston e as luzes negras das Ciências Sociais. Ayé: Revista de Antropologia, v. 1, p. 102-105, 2019. PDF

BASQUES, M. (2019). Biografias indígenas: o eu e o outro na escrita antropológica. Espaço Ameríndio, 13(2), 330. https://doi.org/10.22456/1982-6524.93868

BASQUES, M. (2019). Diários de antropologia griô: etnografia e literatura na obra de Zora Hurston. Revista Anthropológicas, v. 30, p. 316-326. PDF

BASQUES, M. (2019). Aldeinha: a margem esquerda do rio Aquidauana. Sociologia & Antropologia, v. 8, n. 3, pp. 913-942. https://doi.org/10.1590/2238-38752018v837