Cíntia Guedes researches racism, sexism, and the production of subjectivities. She lives in Rio de Janeiro and holds a doctorate from the Communications School (ECO) of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) where she now teaches at the Art School (EBA). She carries out a number of different activities in dialogue with artistic practices. Her academic and artistic research examines themes of embodied memory and the production of subjectivity from decolonial and anti-racist perspectives. She investigates the presence of ancestry in her own body – as a Black woman from Brazil’s Northeastern interior – and in the contemporary colonial city by articulating writing processes linked to vocabularies such as art, performance, agriculture, dreams, dance, and ritual, culminating in workshops and performative readings in universities and art spaces. She writes for both academic and non-academic journals, and acts as executive producer on a variety of projects. Photo credit: Breno César.