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Edson Tosta Matarezio Filho

Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences – Anthropology Department - University of São Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Edson Tosta Matarezio Filho holds a B.A. in Social Sciences and M.A. in Antropology from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil.   He wrote his dissertation about the Waimiri-Atroari Indians, emphasizing kinship and ritual, including a comparative analysis of various peoples of the Caribbean language.   His master's thesis was choosen to compete to prize of the best dissertation of the Department of Anthropology - USP in 2010.   Edson holds a Ph.D. in Antropology from the University of São Paulo and his research was about music, ritual, mythology, social organization and kinship of Ticuna Indians.   Edson Tosta Matarezio Filho is author of the book "Ritual e Pessoa entre os Waimiri-Atroari". He directed the documentary film "What Levi-Strauss owes to the Amerindians " (LISA, 2013) and "IBURI Trumpet of Ticuna" (LISA, 2014).   He is a researcher of Amerindian Studies Center (CEstA-USP), the Research Group Musical Anthropology (PAM-USP) and Visual Anthropology Group (GRAVI-USP).   Currently he is developing post-doctoral research in the Department of Anthropology at USP about The Moça Nova Festival, the female initiation ritual of the Ticuna indigenous  people.