Joana Roque de Pinho

Joana Roque de Pinho

Kenyan Maasai
Kenya
Fellow Year: 
2009 - 2010
About Joana Roque de Pinho

Joana is a PhD graduate from the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU, working with Dr. Kathy Galvin.  Joana explored the coexistence of Kenyan Maasai pastoralists and wildlife from cultural, cognitive and economic perspectives.  Her fellowship involved carrying out a Photovoice project that put cameras in the hands of Maasai volunteers to document their interactions with wildlife, conservation and drought, and has led to multiple art exhibits in Fort Collins, Colorado.  She also co-produced and co-directed a documentary film on the project's Photovoice process and outcomes, entitled " Through our Eyes: a Maasai Photographic Journey".  She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Instituto de Ciencias Sociais e Politicas, in Lisbon, Portugal, carrying out cognitive anthropology research in Guinea-Bissau.