Pedro Silva Rocha Lima

Pedro Silva Rocha Lima


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Anthropologist, with a research focus on armed violence, humanitarianism, and the state in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. My current project investigates conceptions of normality in relation to gun violence among local state actors and citizens in Greater Rio, throught long-term ethnographic research of a program created by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Research interests also include risk and humour.

2023-2024 Convener of EASA's Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN)

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Social Anthropology, The University of Manchester

6 Aug 20183 Nov 2022

Award Date: 3 Nov 2022

Master of Arts, International Affairs, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Sept 2014Sept 2016

Award Date: 13 Sept 2016

Master of Arts, International Relations (Honours), University of Edinburgh

Sept 2010Jul 2014

Award Date: 1 Jul 2014

Areas of expertise

  • GN Anthropology
  • Humanitarianism
  • Violence
  • State
  • Normality
  • Humour
  • Risk
  • JZ International relations
  • Humanitarianism


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