Martin Fotta, PhD
2012 PhD, Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Thesis title: The bankers of the backlands: financialisation and the Calon-Gypsies in Bahia
2003 M.Sc. (with distinction), Social Anthropology, University College London.
Dissertation title: Remembering in a Slovak village: the Roma and the non-Roma memories of the Second World War.
2001 B.A. (cum laude), Social Sciences, University College Utrecht, Utrecht University
Senior thesis title: Managing ethnic stereotypes at school: a case of Slovak Roma
PRINCIPAL RESEARCH INTERESTS
Economic Anthropology; Nomadic and Peripatetic Livelihoods; Peasant Social Worlds; Household Economy; Anthropology of Value; Credit and Debt; Welfare State and Social Protection; Cash Transfers and Distribution; Anthropology of Violence; Gender (Masculinity); Race and Ethnicity; Romani Diaspora; South America (Brazil); Lusophone South Atlantic
2018 From Itinerant Trade to Moneylending in the Era of Financial Inclusion: Households, Debts and Masculinity among Calon Gypsies of Northeast Brazil. Palgrave Macmillan.
2019 Money from the Government in Latin America: Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes and Rural Lives, Routledge. Co-edited with Maria Elisa Balen.
2016 Violence and Affective States in Contemporary Latin America. Special issue of Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Co-edited with Silvia Posocco and Frank Smith.
2016 Gypsy Economy: Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century, Berghahn. Co-edited with Micol Brazzabeni and Ivone Manuela Cunha.
2020 The Figure of the Gypsy (Cigano) as a Signpost for Crises of the Social Hierarchy (Bahia, 1590s-1880s). International Review of Social History 65(2): 315-341.
2019 ‘Only the dead don't make the future’: Calon lives between non-Gypsies and death. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 25(3): 587-605.
2019 Non-sedentarism, violence and politics of assertive egalitarianism among Calon Gypsies of Bahia, Brazil. Ethnos. 84(5): 806-827.
2017 ‘Money on the street’ as a hoard: how informal moneylenders remain unbanked. Social Analysis 61(4): 98-113.
2016 “They say he is a man now”: A tale of fathers and sons. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 25(2): 199-214.
2019 Introduction: Rearticulations of rural lives through conditional cash transfers. In: Money from the Government in Latin America: Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes and Rural Lives, Routledge. Co-edited with Maria Elisa Balen. Pp. 1-23.
2016 Exchange, Shame and Strength among the Calon of Bahia: A Values-Based Analysis. In: Brazzabeni, M./Cunha, M.I./Fotta, M. (eds) Gypsy Economy Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century, Berghahn. Pp. 201-220.
2016 Introduction (with Brazzabeni, M & Cunha, M.), in: In: Brazzabeni, M./Cunha, M.I./Fotta, M. (eds) Gypsy Economy Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century, Berghahn. Pp. 1-30.
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