About Mariana Leal Ferreira


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Instructional Faculty, Special Programs


Liberal Studies ProgramCollege of Liberal and Creative Arts

Office Hours (Additional Info): 

Tues 12:30 to 2:30 pm: Liberal Studies general advising in HUM 411 Th 12:30 to 2:30 pm: LS advising for LS 400 students in HUM 449


At SF State Since:



Mariana K. Leal Ferreira (Ph.D. UC Berkeley--UC San Francisco, joint degree in 1996) is a medical anthropologist from Brazil using Critical Theory, including Theater and Pedagogy of the Oppressed, to protect the human rights of Indigenous Peoples and other minorities in North and South America. Her most recent books include Mapping Time, Space and the Body. Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematical Thinking in Brazil (Sense Publishers 2015, see www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/new-directions-in-mathematic...), and Acting for Indigenous Rights. Theatre to Change the World (UMN 2013, see www.indig.umn.edu). Dr. Ferreira is currently Professor of Medical Anthropology and Associate Director of the School of Humanities and Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University, California, in the United States of America.