Migration, gender, economic anthropology, inequality, care, labour, morality and ethics
Ethnohistory, historical anthropology, ecological anthropology, the anthropology of embodiment and experience, social science methodology, religion, Brazilian Amazon and South America.
Ecuador, Peru, Andes; Inkas; ethnopoetics; historical anthropology; literacy, writing and politics; ancient scripts; Jesuits and Christian missionaries in colonial South America
The West Indies and modernity, cosmopolitanism, creolisation, comedy and mischief, imagination and perception. Kingston Jamaica.
Ethnicity, landscape beings, irrigation rituals, oral narratives of water, ethnohistory, local texts
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
Recycling, waste, labour, cooperatives, infrastructure, plastic.
History of the scientific study of rats as disease hosts and vectors in Argentina, Brazil and Chile under The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis project. Link here
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Following people, texts and objects as they circulated between Brazil, India and France, Matheus’s work questions established interpretations on the history of microbiology and showed that, on the fight against the plague, microbiology became a global construction.