Portugal | Spain (Galicia) | Malaysia | Southeast Asia
Creole societies | Social identities | Reflexivity | Critical Lusophone studies
Trained in the USA and Great Britain, and based in Portugal since 1982, BJO’s projects have focused on the anthropology of Europe and the Mediterranean (Galicia and Trás-os-Montes), peasant family structures, marriage patterns, inheritance systems, Gypsy communities and the East Timorese in Portugal, and biographical methods. He has been studying the Creole community resident in the so-called Portuguese Quarter of Malacca, analyzing the multiple social identities of this minority of Eurasians within a historical dimension. This case is situated within Southeast Asia, as well as the comparative scope of Eurasia, a new field located at the confluence of anthropology and ‘global history’.