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Lior Zisman Zalis

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1992) Transdisciplinary researcher currently living in Codó, in the countryside of Maranhão, Brazil. He develops his research in the field of religious and political practices, specifically about the terecô, articulating transversal themes to counter-colonial studies, materialism, history, and cultural studies. He is a PhD candidate in the Post-Colonialism and Global Citizenship program at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, with a project funded by the FCT; he holds a Master's degree in Comparative Studies of Literature, Art and Thought from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (2019), a degree in Critical Theory and Museum Studies from the Independent Studies Programme (PEI) of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (MACBA); and a Bachelor's degree in Law from PUC-Rio. He is also a collaborating researcher with the POLICREDOS Working Group (CES/UC), the Centre for the Anthropology of Religion (NAR/CRIA), and the Political Anthropology Studies Laboratory (UFMA). He has collaborated with spaces such as MACBA, La Escocesa, among others.