Joana Nascimento

Thesis title: Working the fabric: resourcefulness, belonging and island life in the Harris Tweed industry of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland

Research interests

  • Anthropology of work and labour
  • Political and economic anthropology
  • Belonging and place-making
  • Resourcefulness and livelihood strategies
  • Learning and skill
  • Heritage industries
  • Visual and material culture
  • Anthropology and history


  • Dr. Petra Tjitske Kalshoven
  • Dr. Soumhya Venkatesan


  • 2015 – Present: PhD Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
  • 2013 – 2014: MPhil Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
  • 2006 – 2009: BA (Hons) Product Design, University of Lisbon - Faculty of Fine Arts