Morocco | Portugal | Mauritania | Spain
Postorientalism | Gender | Heritage | Tourism
Maria Cardeira da Silva, Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, is an anthropologist interested in Arabic and Islamic contexts, Islam and gender, and in the Anthropology of Tourism and Heritage. She conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Morocco, Mauritania and Southern Portugal, and shorter incursions in Senegal, Brazil and Iran. She is also interested in Islamophobia and Islamofilia and public policies regarding Islam Europe. She is currently working in liberal and Islamic transnational feminisms and women empowerment in Mauritania, and on heritage and tourism regimes and its regional managements in the same region. In addition to her publications, she recently devoted herself to ethno-museographic productions.