Marcio José de Araujo Costa (2023-2024)

Visiting Scholar
Country: Brazil

Marcio José de Araujo Costa is a Psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor, psychologist, master, and doctor in Social Psychology from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ, Brazil, 2013). He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy (Jesuit College of Belo Horizonte - MG, 2004) and a Specialization in Philosophy (São Bento College - RJ, 2005). He completed a Post-Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP, 2016) and a Post-Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Theory from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, 2021). He is a member of the Working Group "Psychoanalysis, subjectivity, and contemporary culture" of the National Association for Research and Graduate Studies in Psychology of Brazil (ANPPEP). He has been a professor at various universities in Brazil, such as the Federal Fluminense University, Cândido Mendes University, CEUMA, and the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), where he was a Professor in the Graduate Program in Psychology. He has published the books "Time and Spirit: Essay on the virtual paradigm in psychology" (Appris Publisher, 2022); "Foucault and the ways of life," co-edited with Heliana Conde Rodrigues (UFMA Publisher, 2017); "Brazilian Psychology: education, clinic, politics, and minority aesthetics," co-edited with Fernanda de Lima, Monalisa Xavier, and Guilherme Prado (UFMA Publisher, 2021). At UPenn, as a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies, he is developing a project that uses the tools of Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Social Psychology to map the production of subjectivity in institutions and society at large. His current research is centered on the work "The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman," by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert, where he seeks to extract three issues from this unique work: 1) the production of the shaman's body as a perspective of a world inhabited by life where there are no objects, only subjects; 2) the criticisms that Yanomami cosmology makes of Western culture and subjectivity; 3) how this oral and political work can be considered literature and its implications for the fate of literature in the West



August, 2023 to August, 2024