Albino Jopela holds a MA in Rock Art (2010) from the University of Witwatersrand and graduated with a BA (Honours) in History at Eduardo Mondlane University and a BA (Honours) at the University of Witwatersrand. He is lecturer and researcher at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at Eduardo Mondlane University and has works in the fields of conservation and management of cultural heritage. He has carried out research in Mozambique, Angola, South Africa and Kenya and his doctoral project investigates policy and heritage processes in post-colonial Mozambique.
Amâncio Miguel is co-founder of Kaleidoscopio and a communications professional with expertise on radio and journalism. In his long work experience he has worked for Mozambique Broadcast Station and the United Nations. His works in the field of journalism and communications were broadcasted in organizations such as Radio France International, Voice of America and UN Radio. He has also organized the publication of CD with traditional music from Zambezia and Niassa and a book on trajectories of Mozambican musicians.
Anésio Manhiça graduated with a BA (Honours) in Social Anthropology from Eduardo Mondlane University in 2016. His research focuses on issues related to youth and entrepreneurship and citizen’s uses of urban spaces. His final year dissertation entitled A metamorfose da cidade: vivências e práticas quotidianas sobre os espaços da “Sommershield II”, analyses the negotiation of spaces by analysing local aspirations to the conception “Sommershield II” as a bairro and the administrative and territorial categories conceived by Maputo municipal authorities. His ongoing research uses biographical methods to gain insights into everyday financial decisions made by families in urban contexts and the creative processes in the handicraft industry.
Anselmo Matusse holds BAs (Honours) in Social Anthropology and a BA (Honours) in English Language Teaching from Eduardo Mondlane University. He also holds a MSc in Environmental Science from Linköping University, Sweden. Currently he is a Social Anthropology doctoral student at the Environmental Humanities – South project at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research explores community natural resources management practices with focus on forests. He is also interested in militarization of conservation, land grabbing, knowledge transfer (land) and local knowledge.
Carla Alberto graduated with a BA (Honours) in Social Anthropology from Eduardo Mondlane University in 2013. Her final year research project entitled Trabalho, lazer e sensualidade numa oficina de mecânica automóvel em Kassi- Kassi, Matola explores the multiple relationships that are developed in car garages. She pays particular attention to the ways in which car garages are also places where people look for leisure, sex and possibly, long term relationships. Her current research explores the interconnections between consumption and interpersonal interactions in intimate practices in Mozambique.
Décio Muianga is holds an MA in Archaeology from the University of Witwatersrand (2013), a BA (Honours) in History and a BA (Honours) in Archaeology by Eduardo Mondlane and Witwatersrand universities, respectively. He is a lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at Eduardo Mondlane University and has conducted surveys, excavations and has produced management plans in Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. He has also worked in setting up the Manica Museum and Cultural Centre. His ongoing research focuses on the documentation and interpretation of rock art and Later Stone Age in Central and Northern Mozambique.
Edson Mugabe graduated with a BA (Honours) in Social Anthropology from the Eduardo Mondlane University in 2012. His final year research project entitled Interacções entre os actores sociais no processo de desenvolvimento local: o caso da alocação dos “sete milhões”de meticais na aldeia de Javanhane, Guijá took the “seven millions” of the presidential initiative as an entry point to explore cooperation and conflicts between local actors in the development process. Currently his research interests are linked to local development processes and the production and circulation of documents as mechanisms of governance and negotiation of citizenship rights.
Euclides Gonçalves is co-founder and director of Kaleidoscopio. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Witwatersrand (2012). Before joining the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (2007-2011) he worked as a Program Assistant at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Senegal. His research focuses on studies on governance, bureaucratic processes and political rituals.
Jean-Michel Safari Serufuri
Jean-Michel Safari Serufuri holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences (2008) and a Masters in Bioinformatics from the University of Cape Town (2010). He is a doctoral student in Bioinformatics at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). Serufuri has worked in the telecommunication industry and has an extensive experience in developing technology-based solutions for communication and medical research. His current research interest is on the provision of affordable and practical solutions for data management in developing countries.
Jéssica Jossias graduated with a BA (Honours) in Social Anthropology from Eduardo Mondlane University in 2016. Her final year dissertation entitled Trajectórias e experiências corporais na cidade: um estudo de caso no bairro do Chamanculo, cidade de Maputo explores the relationship between bodily transformations and sexual experiences among urban youths. Since February 2014, she has been part of Young Women’s Leadership and Advocacy in Universities, a project of the African Gender Institute (AGI) at the University of Cape Town that established a regional network of researchers and students conducting research and engaging on activities related to rights and sexual and reproductive health. Her on going research focuses on business organizations and cultures of consumption.
Rufus Maculuve holds a Honours degree in Management and Cultural Studies at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts and Culture (ISArC) (2012) where he teaches the subject of Cultural Production. He is a co-founder of Kaleidoscopio and the Executive Director of Music Crossroads Mozambique since 2009. He also collaborates in the program Umojacfc and Umoja Festival. In this project, he coordinates the music section in eight countries since 2003. He is a self-taught musician and founding member of the music band Kapa Dech where he recorded and composed themes as one of the band’s keyboard players. His works include the composition of soundtracks for A Ponte and Night Stop by Licínio de Azevedo, A Bola by Orlando Mesquita and I Love You by Rogério Manjate.
Sandra Manuel holds a PhD in Anthropology with a focus on sexuality and gender analysis. Her thematic research has granted her a critical overview of these concepts in public policies and development strategies. Manuel’s trajectory includes research and partnerships with the University of Cape Town and advice for university management at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane.
Tirso Sitoe holds a degree in Social Anthropology since 2012 from Eduardo Mondlane. His final year project entitled Comunidades Hip-hop na cidade de Maputo was based on his own experience, first as a member of a local rap music group called Allied System and later as a founding member of the Association Bloco4, in which he was the president between 2012 and 2013. Currently, his research focuses on music as a vehicle for social critique and protest among youth in Mozambique.
Victoria Nembaware holds a PhD in Bioinformatics and an MPhil in Monitoring and Evaluation from the University of Cape Town. Her research training includes visiting fellowships at Stanford University and the European Bioinformatics Institute. She has a consolidated experience in developing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks and associated tools. Her research focuses on the field of medical informatics, m-health and behaviour change communications. Her most recent work involves using participatory approaches to implement projects and for monitoring and evaluation.