Dr. Márcio Vilar - Biography


2007 - 2017 DPhil in Ethnology (sociocultural Anthropology), University of Leipzig
2002 - 2004 M.A. in Sociology & Anthropology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
1996 - 2001 B.A. in Social Sciences, Federal University of Paraíba (UFPb)


Academic Positions and Research Stays

Since 2019 Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt
2019 - 2020 Research associate, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
2018 - 2019 Visiting research fellow, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
2017 - 2018 Postdoctoral researcher, Research Academy Leipzig, University of Leipzig
2017 Teaching assistant, Institute of Anthropology, University of Leipzig
2015 Visiting researcher, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
2011 Assigned teacher and tutor, Institute of Anthropology, University of Leipzig


Scholarships and Research Funding (Selection)

2019 - 2022 Research Grant, German Research Foundation (DFG)
2018 - 2019 Postdoctoral scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service/DAAD
05/2018 Publication bursary, Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung
05/2017 - 11/2017 STIBET-scholarship for teaching assistantship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
10/2015 - 12/2015 ANPtI-Scholarship for research abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2002 - 2004 Scholarship (master study), Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
1996 - 1998 Scholarship (bachelor study), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)



  • Associação Brasileira de Antropologia | Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA)
  • German Anthropological Association (DGSKA)
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
  • Society for Social Studies of Science (S4)
  • Association for Anthropology and Medicine (AGEM)

Referee Activities

  • Routledge (Taylor & Francis group)
  • Cadernos de Saúde Pública | Reports in Public Health (FIOCRUZ)