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Kaito Campos de Novais

Graduate Student
Phone: 541-346-5109
Office: 148 Susan Campbell Hall
Office Hours: Appointment by email request
Research Interests: LGBTQ+ Activism, Gender, Sexuality and Race, Decoloniality, Brazil, Latin America, and Visual Anthropology.


Kaito is a Brazilian queer artist-activist, a first-year PhD student in Cultural Anthropology, and a Fulbright-CAPES scholar at the University of Oregon. His artistic and academic works focus on LGBTQ+ activism, decoloniality, visual anthropology, gender, sexuality, and race. Since 2015, he investigates social movements of mothers of LGTBQ+ people who denounce human rights violations in Brazil. In his PhD dissertation, he intends to develop a multimodal ethnography examining how activist-mothers are confronting the violence, inequity, and vulnerability in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people in Brazil. Before starting his doctorate, he worked as a teacher of Journalism at Faculdade Sul-Americana, in his hometown Goiânia. Kaito is a member of the US Network for Democracy in Brazil and an Editoral Intern at the American Ethnological Society and the American Ethnologist.




M.A., Social Anthropology, Universidade Federal de Goiás (2018)

B.A., Social Communication/Journalism, Universidade Federal de Goiás (2015)