Antonio Carvalho



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology


I studied philosophy (BA) and sociology (MA) at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Social Studies (U. Coimbra) before coming to Exeter.

My PhD draws upon the insights of Michel Foucault and post-humanist Science and Technology Studies to examine two assemblages of meditation – Zen (in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh) and Vipassana (as taught by S. N. Goenka).