Felipe Neis Araujo

Felipe Neis Araujo


Personal profile


I am a social anthropologist interested in the politics of criminalisation of cultural practices. I conducted archival research and fieldwork in Brazil, Jamaica, and Malta and my work appears in in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and magazines. Before joining the University of Manchester, I taught at the University of Liberia (West Africa), in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology and in the Graduate Programme in Peace Studies. My teaching and research interests include politics, drug policy, inequalities, social justice, and theory & methodology in the social sciences.


I teach in the following courses:

SOCS10200 Understanding Social Injustice (Course Unit Director)

SOCS 10111 Engaging With Social Research  

CRIM 30601 Drugs and Society

CRIM 30620 Short Dissertation: Qualitative Data Analysis Pathway

CRIM 70572 Drugs: Markets, Policies and Consumption


Office hours

By appointment via email: felipe.neisaraujo@manchester.ac.uk

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, "Every Man Do His Ting a Little Way Different": Poetics, Politics, and Dissent Among Rastas in Kingston, Jamaica, Universidade Federal De Santa Catarina

Mar 2014Apr 2018

Award Date: 26 Jun 2018

Master of Social Science, "Troddin' Out of Babylon": Rastafarian Language, Personhood, and Modes of Translation, Universidade Federal De Santa Catarina

Mar 2012Feb 2014

Award Date: 1 Mar 2014

Bachelor of Social Science, Tolerance, Surveillance, and Repression: African and Creole Sociocultural Practices in Desterro and Adjacent Coast, c. 1845 - c. 1890, Universidade Federal De Santa Catarina

Mar 2007Dec 2011

Award Date: 1 Mar 2012

Areas of expertise

  • GN Anthropology
  • Methodology
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Political Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • History of Anthropology
  • Ethnography
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • History of Ideas
  • History of Social Sciences
  • Qualitative Methods


  • Drugs
  • Policy
  • Politics
  • State Violence
  • Inequalities
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Fieldwork
  • Ethnographic Fieldwork
  • Ethnography


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