Roger Canals is a doctor in Anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (2008) and the University of Barcelona. A specialist in Afro-American cults and visual anthropology, he has conducted field work in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Catalonia. He has focussed a major part of his research on analysing the cult to María Lionza in Venezuela and Barcelona. He is author of numerous articles and book chapters as well as the book A Goddess in Motion. Visual Creativity in the Cult of María Lionza (Berghahn Books, 2017). Roger Canals is likewise an ethnographic film director. His works include Rostros de una divinidad venezolana (CNRS, 2007) and A Goddess in Motion (The Wenner-Gren Foundation, 2016). He has been a guest researcher at the University of Manchester, the EHESS in Paris and the Institute of Caribbean Studies (Puerto Rico).
Research at MEDIOS
Roger Canals oversees the coordination and audiovisual orientation of the MEDIOS project. He offers visual consultancy to the project researchers as well as managing the website.
Gemma Orobitg Canal is a tenured lecturer in the University of Barcelona’s Social Anthropology Department. Coordinator of the Indigenous Media project.
Pedro Pitarch Ramón is chair of American Anthropology at the Complutense University of Madrid (American History Department II).
Julián López García is a chair in the Social Anthropology Department at the UNED.
Tenured lecturer in the Social Anthropology Department at the University of Barcelona
Juan Antonio Flores is an associate lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Talavera de la Reina, University of Castilla-La Mancha.
Beatriz Pérez Galán is a tenured lecturer of Anthropology at the National University of Distance Learning (UNED).
Oscar Muñoz Morán is a lecturer in the American Anthropology Department at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Francisco Miguel Gil García is an associate lecturer in the American History Department II at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Gemma Celigueta is a junior lecturer in the Social Anthropology Department at the University of Barcelona.
Gabriel Izard is a junior lecturer in the Social Anthropology Department at the University of Barcelona.
Rafael Franco Coelho is a pre-tenured lecturer at the Information and Communications Faculty at the Federal University of Goiás (FIC-UFG, Brazil)
Carmen Laura Paz Reverol is a tenured lecturer at the University of Zulia.
Marta Pons is a predoctoral researcher in the Social Anthropology Department at the University of Barcelona.