Mariana De Campos Francozo
Mariana Françozo is assistant professor of Museum Studies at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. Her research stands at the intersection of anthropology and history and focuses on the collection and circulation of indigenous objects and knowledge from South America and the Caribbean to Europe. Her book De Olinda a Holanda: o gabinete de curiosidades de Nassau (Ed. Unicamp, 2014) is a historical reconstruction and anthropological analysis of Count Johan Maurits van Nassau's seventeenth-century collection of curiosities.
Dr. Françozo studied Social Anthropology at Unicamp (Brazil). Prior to her appointment at Leiden University, she was a post-doctoral teaching fellow at the Department of Anthropology at Unicamp (Brazil). She has also been a research fellow at Cedla (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Moesgaard Museum (Aarhus University, Denmark); Gotha Forschungszentrum (Erfurt University, Germany); and the National Museum of Ethnology (Leiden, The Netherlands). At present, Dr. Françozo is also a post-doctoral researcher within the ERC-Synergy Project NEXUS1492. Together with André Delpuech (Musée du quai Branly, Paris), she is developing a comprehensive inventory of Caribbean archaeological collections in public European museums.
Historia Naturalis Brasiliae
Currently, Dr. Françozo is working on a research project about the book Historia Naturalis Brasiliae (Piso and Marcgraf, 1648). Her research has been supported by grants awarded by the Leiden Global Interactions Research Profile, the CEDLA- Slicher van Bath-de Jong Funds, IBERMUSEUS, the Coimbra Group, FAPESP, CNPq, and Capes funding agencies.