Santos, Gonçalo D

 

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Dr Santos, Gonçalo D

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Dr Santos, Gonçalo D

Title:
Assistant Professor

Also Cited As:
Santos, Gonçalo Duro dos
Santos, GDD
Santos, GD
Santos, G
Duro dos Santos, GJ

Short Biography:

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

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2018-09-01Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2018-2019), Research Cluster: Histories of Planning: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Research Achievement
2013-10-01Honorary Fellowship (2013-2018), Collaborative Research Project: Kinship and Social Support in China and Vietnam: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
Research Achievement
2017-07-01Visiting 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
2013-10-01RAI Fellow: Royal Anthropological Institute
Research Achievement
2016-07-01Fellow 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
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
06/2016Member of Steering Committee (Hong Kong)The Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network (APSTSN)
01/2014Founding MemberHong Kong Network for the Study of Science, technology, and Medicine in Society
01/2009MemberAssociação Brasileira de Antropologia (Brazilian Association of Anthropology)
02/2012Founding MemberNorthern Guangdong Culture Research Group
01/2004MemberAssociação Portuguesa de Antropologia (Portuguese Association of Anthropology)
01/2017Founding MemberSci-Tech Asia
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Social-cultural anthropology社會及文化人類學
Science and technology studies科技與社會研究
Family, reproduction, and intimacy家庭、生育、親密關係
Charity, humanitarianism, and everyday ethics慈善、人道主義、日常倫理
Spoken Languages:
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 Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Portuguese, French, Chinese英文、葡文、法文、中文
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