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Mariana De Campos Francozo

Associate Professor

Dr. M. De Campos Francozo
+31 71 527 2437

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.

Curriculum vitae

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.

Associate Professor

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Mesoamerican and Andean

Work address

Van Steenis Building
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B212



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