Project. Researchers

Roger Canals

Roger Canals works currently as associate professor at the Department of Social Anthropology in the University of Barcelona. He holds a PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and from the University of Barcelona. Specialist in visual anthropology and Afro-American culture, he has published numerous academic articles on visual anthropology, religion and ethnographic film, as well as the book A Goddess in Motion. Visual Creativity in the Cult of María Lionza (Berghahn Books, 2017). He has also made numerous ethnographic films like The Many Faces of a Venzeulan Goddes (2007), A Goddess in Motion (2016) or Chasing Shadows (2019, in collaboration with Ramon Sarró and Marina Temudo). He has been visiting scholar at the University of Manchester, at the Institute of Caribbean Studies (Puerto Rico) and at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the research group CINAF in the University of Barcelona.

He is currently IP of the project Visual Trust. Reliability, accountability and forgery in scientific, religious and social images (ERC-Consolidator Grant, 2021-2026)


Celeste Muñoz

Celeste Muñoz Martínez is currently a postdoctoral researcher of the program Juan de la Cierva in the Univesidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). She has previously been an associate professor at the University of Barcelona (2018–2021) and the Open University of Catalonia (2019–2021). A specialist in the colonial period of Africa and in the history of Equatorial Guinea, he has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. He has also participated in eleven competitive projects at national and international level. She is a contributor to the European Observatory on Memories where she advises the area of colonial memoirs. He is a member of the GESA Consolidated Research Group of the University of Lleida