Marta Vilar Rosales is a Research Fellow at the ICS-UL. She received her doctorate in Anthropology in 2007 from NOVA, where she is assistant professor. She has developed and coordinated ethnographic research in Angola, Mozambique, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Australia, and Portugal on contemporary migrations, material culture and everyday life. She is also interested in media anthropology in migratory contexts and food anthropology. She coordinates the PhD program on Migration Studies at ICS-UL and the research project TRANSITS – Material Culture, Migration and Everyday Life.

Marta’s research focuses on contemporary transnational migrations, everyday life, material culture and domestic consumption practices. Her projects explore the intersections of the movements of people and things and the way in which they intersect and constitute each other.


University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Grant duration: 6 months