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Thais Valim

PhD candidate, University of Brasilia

Contributing Editor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog

About Thais

Thais Valim is a scholar with a background in Social Sciences, having earned her degree from the University of Brasília, and further specialized with a Master's degree in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Brasília. Since 2016, she has been dedicated to researching the ramifications of the Zika epidemic in Recife/Brazil, with a specific focus on the experiences of children diagnosed with the Congenital Syndrome associated with Zika Virus infection. Her research also delves into the scientific practices surrounding this epidemic. Broadly, Valim is interested in exploring themes related to childhood, disability, health, and the intersection of science in these areas.