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Dr Michele Wisdahl

Lecturer and Evening Degree Co-ordinator

Email: mw537@st-andrews.ac.uk


I have conducted research in Brazil since 2011. Before coming to anthropology, I worked in student affairs in US and UK universities. I am the Evening Degree Coordinator for Social Anthropology.

Research information

My current research explores indignation in Brazil. This interest developed from observing what I call a ‘pedagogy of the indignant’: students in a Northeast Brazilian high school honed their abilities to recognise/construct their own (and other’s) oppressions and perform indignation. In doing so, they attempted to comprehend and explain their experiences in one of the world’s most unequal and violent cities. My work on indignation links anthropological discussions of morality, affect, politics and the state.