Dr Santos, Gonçalo D
Gonçalo SANTOS is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He was trained as an anthropologist at the London School of Economics and the ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, he was an LSE Fellow at the London School of Economics (2007-2011) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany (2011-2013).
Dr. Santos’ work on contemporary China explores new approaches to questions of modernity, subjectivity, and social and technological transformation. His second monograph - entitled Intimate Modernities. Reassembling Love, Marriage, and the Family in Rural South China 1970s-2010s - is under contract with the University of Washington Press. This book draws on longitudinal research in Guangdong province to explore changes in everyday practices of marriage, family, and reproduction in the context of larger politico-economic transformations mediated by science and technology. The book proposes a new theoretical approach to global transformations in the realm of family and intimate life: the intimate choices approach.
Dr. Santos’ research has featured in leading journals such as Current Anthropology, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Family History, and East Asian Science, Technology and Society. He is the co-editor of two books that are widely used in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching: Chinese Kinship. Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives (Routledge, 2009) and Transforming Patriarchy. Chinese Families in the 21st Century (U of Washington Press, 2017). Dr. Santos is also the co-editor of a special issue on “Love, Marriage, and Intimate Citizenship in contemporary China and India” (Modern Asian Studies, 2016) and a forthcoming special issue on pregnancy, childbirth, and reproductive technologies in East Asia (Technology and Culture).
Dr. Santos’ research has received grants and awards from well-known institutions such as American Council of Learned Societies, British Academy, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, HK Research Grants Council, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2018-09-01||Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2018-2019), Research Cluster: Histories of Planning: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin||Research Achievement|
|2013-10-01||Honorary Fellowship (2013-2018), Collaborative Research Project: Kinship and Social Support in China and Vietnam: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany||Research Achievement|
|2017-07-01||Visiting Scholar Fellowship (Summer 2017), Collaborative Research Project: “Kinship and Politics: Rethinking a Conceptual Split and its Epistemic Implications in the Social Sciences”: Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Bielefeld University, Germany||Research Achievement|
|2013-10-01||RAI Fellow: Royal Anthropological Institute||Research Achievement|
|2016-07-01||Fellow G’16, Project: “Humanitarianism in Action: Asia-Pacific Ethnographic Perspectives”: American Council of Learned Societies, Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society Program||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|06/2016||Member of Steering Committee (Hong Kong)||The Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network (APSTSN)|
|01/2014||Founding Member||Hong Kong Network for the Study of Science, technology, and Medicine in Society|
|01/2009||Member||Associação Brasileira de Antropologia (Brazilian Association of Anthropology)|
|02/2012||Founding Member||Northern Guangdong Culture Research Group|
|01/2004||Member||Associação Portuguesa de Antropologia (Portuguese Association of Anthropology)|
|01/2017||Founding Member||Sci-Tech Asia|
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|English, Portuguese, French, Cantonese, Putonghua||英語、葡語、法語、粵語、普通話|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
|English, Portuguese, French, Chinese||英文、葡文、法文、中文|
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