Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

(2017) Ph.D., Social Anthropology
, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
(2010) Master of Arts, Anthropology
, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
(2006) Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Classics, 
University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
(2000-2003) Anthropology and Classics Student, University of Utah, USA.

KEY ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEMES and INTERESTS

• Ethnographic practice: data collection, interviewing, participation, analysis.
• History and theory of anthropology.
• Migration and mobility, insiders and outsiders, cultural heritages and traditions.
• Critical reflexivity, art, film and sound, design, creativity.
• Language, identity, colonialism, indigeneity, and performance.
• Comparing epistemologies, ontologies and cosmologies: ways of knowing and being.

WORK EXPERIENCE

(2018) Professor
, Universidade Metropolitana de Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.

(2016-) Co-creator, Partner, Designer, Cultural Translator. 
O Segredo da Música com Sandro Haick. 
www.osegredodamusica.com.br. 
The Secret of Music online teaching platform has over 1000 students (as of August 2018). Rodrigo invented and designed ‘The Secret of Music Playing Cards’, and helped to develop didactic games and applications. http://www.osegredodamusica.com.br/pc.

(2015) Postdoctoral Researcher 
History Institute
, Universitëit Leiden, The Netherlands.

(2012) Teaching Assistant, 
SX1501:Humans and Other Animals, 
with Dr. Andrew Whitehouse. 
University of Aberdeen, UK.

(2008) Vice-President, Student Services (elected) 
UBC Graduate Student Society.

(2008) Teaching Assistant, 
ANTH 200, Anthropological Theory, 
with Dr. Alexia Bloch.
 University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

(2007) Teaching Assistant
, ANTH 353, The Ethnography of Latin America, with Prof. Gastón Gordillo.
 University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

(2006) Teaching Assistant, 
ANTH 300, Anthropological Theory, 
with Dr. Heiko Henkel.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

PUBLICATIONS

(2018) Chess and Music Proficiency: Growing the Imagination with Pleasure and Effort. Submitted for Peer-Review.

(2018) Comparing Community Productions in Shetland: Resourcefulness as Cultural Value. Submitted for Peer-Review.

(2016) SPREE: Shetland’s Epistemological Tradition of Music Making. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Archived at The British Library. Visual ethnography database: http://www.shetlandspree.com. British Library PDF.

(2015) Creativity. GRAPA: Grup de Recerca en Antropologia i Pràctiques Artístiques, Barcelona. http://grapaub.org/creativitat/

(2011) Indigeneity and consciousness in Brazil: Analyzing Sousa (1587) and Mendes Jr. (1912). Critique of Anthropology (Sept. 2011), Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 185-209. https://tinyurl.com/y84s9pnm

(2009) Ontological oppression and the privatization of public potential: indigenous counter- hegemony in São Paulo, Brazil. Master Thesis. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. http://hdl.handle.net/2429/17467

(2009) University 101: Participatory Action Research and Institutional Evolution. The Graduate Magazine, April 2009, pp. 12-13. Vancouver: UBC Graduate Student Society.

(2009) Mining for Graduates at the Student Union Building. The Graduate Magazine, Jan., 2009, pp. 6-7. Vancouver: UBC Graduate Student Society.

(2008) UBC Farm and the Vancouver Campus Plan ‘Consultations’. The People’s Guide to UBC, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Oct(2008), pp. 44-45. Vancouver: The Knoll Publications.

(2008) Getting Involved with Student Government. The Graduate Magazine, Sept(2008), pp. 2-3 and 27-29. Vancouver: UBC Graduate Student Society.

(2008) Terra e Carne. Original Poetry in Brazilian Portuguese. Ebook.

(2004) O Evangelho de Hermas. Translation of Apocryphal Scripture from Koiné Greek to Portuguese. São Paulo: Mirta.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

(2018) The Resonance of Gratitude in Creative Practice and the Spiritual Wisdom of Indigenous Ways of Knowing: a Call for an Enchanted Anthropology. ASA 2018: Sociality, matter, and the imagination: re-creating Anthropology. University of Oxford, UK.

(2018) Learning Music as a Game: Resisting the Creative and Socioeconomic Crisis in Brazil with Education and Invention. ASA 2018: Sociality, matter, and the imagination: re-creating Anthropology. University of Oxford, UK.

(2018) Understanding the Rise of the 21st Century ‘Flat Earth’ Movement From a Bundle of Popular Conspiracy Theories and Science Skepticism. 15th EASA Biennial Conference: Staying, Moving, Settling. Stockholm University, Sweden.

(2016) Decomposing as Recomposing: Stylistic Complementarity and Growth in Shetland. Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth Conference: Footprints and futures: the time of anthropology. Durham, UK.

(2015) On Creativity. Encountering Concepts in Art and Anthropology. European Association of Social Anthropologists, Visual Anthropology Network (VANEASA), Barcelona, Spain.

(2014) A Brazilian in Shetland: a musical trajectory through an eclectic scene. Plenary Presentation, Young Scholars Panel, the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), 13th Biennial Conference: Collaboration, Intimacy & Revolution – innovation and continuity in an interconnected world. Tallinn University, Estonia.

(2014) Cultural Collaboration in Shetland: coping with and transcending urban-rural radical differences. Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, Decennial Conference: Anthropology and Enlightenment. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

(2013) Juxtaposition between preconception and reality within the Shetland music scene. Royal Anthropological Institute Post Graduate Conference, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

(2009) Mining the University for Cultural Capital and Shareholder Profits: Student Recruitment, Corporate Profiteering, and the UBC Student Union Building as a Place of Identity Design. Collaborative Dialogues: Connecting Disciplines and Communities, UBC Anthropology Graduate Students Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

(2008) The Apathetic Grad Student – What is it really all about? Resisting the University: A conference on student activism and social change!” UBC Student Union Building.

(2008) Distinguishing Transnational Neoliberal Space from Aboriginal Place in Contemporary Brazil. Voices: Engaging Local and Global Discourses, UBC Anthropology Graduate Students Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

(2007) Corporate Transnationalism, Social Exclusion and Indigenous Resistance in Brazil. Beyond Imagining Nation, UBC Latin American Studies Graduate Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

(2007) Comparing notions of Indigeneity and Cultural Difference in Brazilian and English Social Science. UBC Anthropology Graduate Students Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

ETHNOGRAPHIC PROJECTS

(2012-14) Music-Making in Shetland: Mobilities, Diversity, Social Relations and the Technologies of Performance. University of Aberdeen, Social Anthropology PhD fieldwork project. University of Aberdeen Ethics Board certified, 2012.

(2009) Representing and Performing Brazilian Culture in Vancouver: Capoeira, Music and Canadianness. Human Geography research project. UBC Behavioral Research Ethics Board certified (Nov. 9th 2009).

(2007) The impacts of development on traditional hunting and fishing practices. Graduate Ethnographic Fieldwork Training: North West British Columbia coast, Dolphin Island, among the Tsimshian.

SELECTED MUSIC VIDEOS as PERFORMER, PRODUCER and EDITOR

(2018) Russisches Zigeunerlied, Opus 462 (Wilhelm Popp). Arranged by Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes & Louise Teunissen. Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on piano.
https://www.facebook.com/volitationmusic/videos/414195489115789

(2018) Tico (Pixinguinha). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on piano. https://www.facebook.com/volitationmusic/videos/480884248987284

(2018) O Vôo da Mosca (Jacob do Bandolim). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on piano. https://www.facebook.com/volitationmusic/videos/1103935596449037

(2018) Calendário do Som #10 (Hermeto Pascoal). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on acoustic guitar. https://www.facebook.com/rfnunes/videos/vb.21014644/10102675207569591

(2018) Atencioso (Pixinguinha). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on acoustic guitar. https://www.facebook.com/rfnunes/videos/vb.21014644/10102673518230041

(2018) Abraçando Jacaré (Pixinguinha). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on acoustic guitar. https://www.facebook.com/volitationmusic/videos/623645418017739/

(2018) Feia (Jacob do Bandolim). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on acoustic guitar. https://www.facebook.com/rfnunes/videos/vb.21014644/10102640518446871/

(2018) Sereno (Jacob do Bandolim). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on acoustic guitar. https://www.facebook.com/rfnunes/videos/vb.21014644/10102639858195021

(2018) Elena (Jacob do Bandolim). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on piano. https://www.facebook.com/volitationmusic/videos/537318509983764/

(2017) Tushkar and Marie Pottinger’s Reel: An original arrangement of two Shetland reels by Ronnie Cooper. Original footage collected in situ. Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on all other instruments. http://wp.me/p4Go65-g3

(2017) Opus 25, Rondo (Franz Doppler), A Creative Transformation. Featuring Louise Teunissen on 2 flutes and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on acoustic guitar and electric bass. http://wp.me/p8MM6W-7z

(2017) Queixumes D’Alma (José Pereira da Silveira). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on acoustic guitar. http://wp.me/p8MM6W-5D

(2017) Epônina (Ernesto Nazareth). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on acoustic guitar. http://wp.me/p8MM6W-5G

(2017) Oculto (Pixinguinha). Featuring Louise Teunissen on flute and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes on acoustic guitar. http://wp.me/p8MM6W-3Z

(2016) Shetland Folk Festival: Final Fling Fiddle Session. Original footage collected during fieldwork in Shetland. http://wp.me/p4Go65-fF

(2015) The Fetlar SPREE Ethnographic Music Video Series: featuring various Shetland artists.
Fetlar Spree #1: ‘Ewen and Peter’ http://wp.me/p4Go65-6t
Fetlar Spree #2: ‘Jerusalem’s Ridge’ http://wp.me/p4Go65-7g
Fetlar Spree #3: ‘Winyadepla and Hjogravylta’ http://wp.me/p4Go65-7L
Fetlar Spree #4: ‘That Lucky Old Sun’ http://wp.me/p4Go65-8M
Fetlar Spree #5: ‘Teevliks and Friends’ http://wp.me/p4Go65-98
Fetlar Spree #6: ‘Fetlar Foxtrot’ http://wp.me/p4Go65-9b

(2015) In Studio with Stevie Hook in conversation with Joe & Rodrigo. Produced during fieldwork in situ.
http://wp.me/p4Go65-84

(2015) A Music and Cooking Set featuring Kollifirbolli. Produced during fieldwork in situ.
http://wp.me/p4Go65-3B

(2014) Shetland Music: 2013-2014, A Chronological Compression. Presented at the 13th European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference, Young Scholars Plenary, Tallinn, Estonia. http://wp.me/p4Go65-6F

(2014) Ready to Go. Featuring Arthur Nicholson. Produced and released during fieldwork in situ.
http://wp.me/p4Go65-6U

(2014) January Again. Featuring North Country Fair. Produced and released during fieldwork in situ.
http://wp.me/p4Go65-7Z

(2013) Lower the Rope. Featuring The Revellers, at Back from Beyond|Hermaness. Produced and released during fieldwork in situ.
http://wp.me/p4Go65-8b

CURRENT MUSIC PROJECTS

(2018) Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt and other Works: A 21st century arrangement, with Brazilian harmonies and rhythms. In production.

(2018) Jacob do Bandolim – 23 Waltzes for flute, piano, bass, guitar, drums and percussion. In production.

MUSIC ALBUMS

(2018) Volitação: Volitation. Produced and Recorded by Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes. With Louise Teunissen (flute) and Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes, programming. https://tinyurl.com/yc9ukk62

(2015) SpootHawk: A Good Haul. Produced by Ewan Nowak. Recorded at Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland, UK. With Ewan Nowak (guitars), Arthur Nicholson (guitars/backing vocals), Lewis Murray (drums), Joe Watt (lead vocals), Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes (bass).
Local review: http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2015/03/24/spoothawk-to-take-flight

(2010) HABiTUS. Recorded by Sandro Haick in São Paulo, Brazil. With Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes (bass), Sandro Haick (drums, acoustic and electric guitars, Fender rhodes, percussion), Pepe Cisneros (piano), Vinicius Dorin (alto, tenor, soprano sax, and flute) and Daniel D’Alcântara (trumpet and flugelhorn).
https://tinyurl.com/y9v2ryd4

(2006) Bias Project #1. Produced and recorded by Sandro Haick and Edu Luke in São Paulo, Brazil. With Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes (6 string bass), Sandro Haick (drums, acoustic and electric guitars, melodica, Fender rhodes, percussion), Pepe Cisneros (piano, drums), Daniel Baeder (drums), Vinicius Dorin (alto, tenor, soprano sax, and flute) and Daniel D’Alcântara (trumpet and flugelhorn).
https://tinyurl.com/yb9ozm7s

VIDEO EDITOR & Producer – THE SECRET OF MUSIC MASTERCLASS SERIES (In Post-Production)

(2018) Michael Pipoquinha (electric bass), featuring Sandro Haick:
28 Chapters with 2 hours, 38 minutes, 51 seconds.

(2018) Cuca Teixeira (drums):
19 Chapters with 2 hours, 9 minutes.

(2018) Sizão Machado (electric bass), featuring Sandro Haick:
31 Chapters with 2 hours, 46 minutes, 55 seconds.

(2018) Marcinho Eiras (guitar and voice) – Editing.

(2018) Raul de Souza (trombone) – Editing.

(2018) Sandro Haick (drums):
38 Chapters with  3 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds.

(2018) Guilherme Canaes (audio engineering):
50 Chapters with  4 hours, 30 minutes.

SECRET OF MUSIC PLAYING CARDS

YouTube Channel
The Secret of Music Playing Cards: Musical Intro – 48 videos, 1 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds.

Jogos Musicais: Memória, Buraco e Poker – 7 videos, 33 minutes, 50 seconds.

Manual Ilustrado – 4 videos, 10 minutes, 16 seconds.

Tutoriais: Como Jogar Memória, Buraco e Poker – 7 videos, 12 minutes, 15 seconds.

SELECTED DIDACTIC VIDEO ANIMATIONS

(2017) Chromaticism: Learning Donna Lee (Part 3/14), 11:39 mins. https://youtu.be/zZ4I49AKPuA

(2017) Xote da Felicidade (Sandro Haick) Play Along, 5:40 mins. https://tinyurl.com/yc7dpps9

(2017) Chromaticism by Approximation (Part 2/14), 7:24 mins. https://youtu.be/XgsCzZb47pA

VIDEO LECTURE SERIES

(2018) Fearless Speech Anthropology, Episode 3: “As the Eagles Listen: A Boat Ride with Gilbert”, 11:42 mins. https://tinyurl.com/ybdy6tcf

(2018) Fearless Speech Anthropology, Episode 2: First Encounter with Gilbert, Gitxaala (2007), 6:55 mins. https://tinyurl.com/yb8e4828

(2018) Fearless Speech Anthropology, Episode 1: “Approximation of Friendship” in Gitxaala (2007), Freeing Histories from Extractive ‘Research’ Agendas, 11:16 mins. https://tinyurl.com/y7aqe8yl

(2018) Reflections on Fieldnotes from Shetland, 23:56 mins. https://www.facebook.com/rfnunes/videos/vb.21014644/10102487166026351

ORIGINAL POETRY READINGS & TRANSLATIONS

(2018) How to Unquiet Dogs in the Morning (Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes) https://www.facebook.com/rfnunes/videos/vb.21014644/10102490056733351

(2018) Sonho de Saudades (Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes) https://www.facebook.com/rfnunes/videos/vb.21014644/10102484915346731

(2017) Acordai (Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes) https://www.facebook.com/rfnunes/videos/vb.21014644/10102476096704361

(2017) Palestras (Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes)
https://www.facebook.com/rfnunes/videos/10102472116695331/

CREATIVE PRODUCTION SOFTWARE

Logic X (Audio engineering software for recording, editing, mixing and mastering performances, original music, documentary videos and ethnographic interviews).
Final Cut Pro (Professional video and film editing).
NVivo (Professional qualitative data analysis tool).
Apple Motion (Animation environment for videos and presentations).
Affinity Designer (Graphic design, imaging, publishing and presentation).

Rodrigo is an expert user of these media production programs and can teach to student and academic audiences how to use each of them in practical anthropological, ethnographic, and creative projects.

Microsoft Office Suite / Mac OSX equivalents (Pages, Numbers, Keynote). 
Operating Systems: Mac OSX, Windows and Linux.

PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

Universal Audio Apollo 8 Thunderbolt, Yamaha HS8 Monitors, NIKON D700 DSLR camera, GoPro Hero (3x) cameras, Tascam DR-40 digital audio recorder, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 portable audio interface. 7-string acoustic guitar, Fender Stratocaster (Jeff Beck), 6 String electric bass, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion, bandolim, MIDI programming.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

(2014) A Creative Enlightenment: A Unique Programme for Enterprising Researchers from the Arts and Humanities, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK.
(2009) International Partial Tuition Scholarship (University of British Columbia).
(2008) International Partial Tuition Scholarship (University of British Columbia).
(2007) International Partial Tuition Scholarship (University of British Columbia).
(2006) International Partial Tuition Scholarship (University of British Columbia).
(2004) German Government Book Prize (University of British Columbia).
(2003) Humanities Dean’s List, Spring (University of Utah).
(2002) Humanities Dean’s List, Spring (University of Utah).
(2001) Humanities Dean’s List, Fall (University of Utah).

UNIVERSITY POLITICS AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING

(2010) Journalists for Human Rights (UBC), VP External.
(2007-2009) Alma Mater Society, (UBC) Student Councillor, UBC Graduate Student Society.
(
2008-2009) Campus and Community Planning, UBC. Vancouver Campus Plan Steering Committee.
(2007-2008) Graduate Student Society, (UBC), Student Councillor, UBC Anthropology Graduate Students Association.

ACADEMIC PEER REVIEWER ACTIVITY

– Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
– Ethnos

LANGUAGES

English and Portuguese (fully bilingual).
Spanish, Italian, Latin (fluent).
French & Dutch (rudimentary).

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