Marta Vilar Rosales is an anthropologist (PhD 2007) and a research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, since 2014. Her main fields of research are material culture and consumption, international migrations and media anthropology. Presently, Marta id PI of TRANSITS: Material Culture, Migration and Everyday Life, an international research project that explores the movements of people and things to and from four cities (Berlin, Lisboa, Luanda and Sidney). She has been a visiting fellow in European, Canadian and US Universities and I have done fieldwork in Europe, Africa, Australia, South and North America. She also coordinates at ICS, Ulisboa, the PhD program on Migration Studies. She is the author of several books, chapters and articles which explore the intersections between migration, media and contemporary material culture and consumption practices.

Marta Vilar Rosales is invited to the Centre Norbert Elias by Valeria Siniscalchi as part of the the EHESS « Visiting Scholars » programme.



  • Subjective approaches to migration. Positioning strategies, cultural diversity, transnationalism, exchanges and resistances
  • Identity matters. Juggling with domestic materiality and consumption practices in a new setting
  • The real Mozambican curry. Transnationalism, daily life and Goan materialities in an African colony
  • Migration, gender and class in Toronto, Canada. Recipes, cooking routines and social aspirations


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