Márcio Nunes de Abreu

Visiting Student

Doctoral Student, Social Psychology, Federal University of Bahia
M.A., Culture and Society, Federal University of Bahia, 2018
M.A., Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, University of Nottingham, 2009
B.A., History, Catholic University of Salvador, 2006

Márcio de Abreu is a Brazilian filmmaker and scholar. He has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the Catholic University of Salvador (Brazil) and completed M.A. programs in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies at The University of Nottingham (U.K), and in Culture and Society at the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) where he currently attends a doctoral program in Psychology. His research has focuses on Racial Representations and the Media, Race Relations, Theory of Subjectivity, Cultural Psychology, and Afro-Brazilian Culture and History. Márcio began his trajectory as a filmmaker in 2011 as an Associate Producer in the feature-length documentary CAPOEIRA: FLY AWAY BEETLE, a Silver Award winner at the Philadelphia International Film Festival and Market 2012. Since then, Márcio has worked in various documentary productions about the history and culture of peoples of African descent in Brazil. In 2014 he made his debut as a screenwriter and director with the short documentary film, OF SLAVES AND SAINTS, Best Documentary Short winner at the BlackStar Film Festival 2015, Philadelphia. His latest work includes the short experimental films CONFINED, A DINNER, and BREATH, compiled as a trilogy under the title TALES FROM THE QUARANTINE, officially selected for the Golden Short Film Festival 2020 and the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival 2020. Márcio is the author of O Efeito Negro Encantado: Representações Étnico-Raciais na Era Obama (The Magical Negro Effect: Racial Representations in the Age of Obama), published in Brazil by Editora Devires in 2018; and Relicário de Sonhos: Memórias de Água, de Terra e de Vida (Reliquary of Dreams: Memories of Water, Earth, and Life), published in Brazil by Versal Editores in 2012.

Recent publications:
Abreu, M. N.; Tateo, L.; Marsico, P. (2021). The affective logic of race: a cultural psychological analysis of racial signifying practices, Culture & Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354067X211027285

Abreu, M.N. (2020). The cultural psychology of white normativity: a draft to the concept of white psyche. Human Arenas, 3, 297–309. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42087-019-00087-5