Dr Santos, Gonçalo D
Gonçalo D. SANTOS is a Joint Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong in 2013, he was an LSE Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007-2011) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale (2011-2013).
Dr. Santos has conducted extensive ethnographic field research in China since the late 1990s. His work on contemporary China explores new approaches to questions of modernity, subjectivity, and social and technological transformation. His research has featured in leading journals such as Current Anthropology, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Family History, and Technology and Culture (forthcoming). He is the co-editor of Chinese Kinship (Routledge, 2009) and Transforming Patriarchy (U of Washington Press, 2017). He is also the co-editor of “Love, Marriage, and Intimate Citizenship in contemporary China and India” (Modern Asian Studies, 2016). He has recently completed a monograph – entitled Intimate Modernities. Reassembling Love, Marriage, and Family Life in Rural South China 1970s-2010s – under contract with the University of Washington Press that focuses on the remaking of family and community lives in times of changing infrastructures of everyday life. It will be the first ethnography of a South Chinese rural community based on two decades of longitudinal research. His first monograph - entitled The Anthropological School of Coimbra 1885-1950 (Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2005) - revisited the history of anthropology and racial science in Western Europe, reflecting his interdisciplinary training in socio-cultural anthropology and science and technology studies.
Dr. Santos’ research has received grants and awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, British Academy, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, among other organizations.
|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|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|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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