Melissa Lima Caminha

Research

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FORMATION
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Clown, art educator and researcher in Performing Arts, Performance, Arts and Education, Gender, Cultural Rights and Policies, Arts Based Research. Degree in Law from the University of Fortaleza, Brazil (2001). Degree in Performing Arts from the Federal Center for Technological Education of Ceará, Brazil (2006). Master in Visual Arts and Education from the University of Barcelona (2011).

Doctorate in Arts and Education from the University of Barcelona (2016). In 2006 he received an award and honor of merit for the research "El Riure del Pallaso: Sentit Polític en la Poètica de Bertolt Brecht". In 2011 he won the Carequinha FUNARTE / Petrobras Award for Circus Support in Brazil, to carry out the field work of the doctoral research "Pallasses: Històries, Cossos i Formes de Representar la Comicitat des d'una Perspectiva de Gènere", which proposes plural genealogies of clowns, from a feminist-queer-crip intersectional approach. In 2014 he received again the Carequinha FUNARTE / Petrobras Support Award to Brazil, this time to renew the Xereca sketch.

In 2019, she was a visiting researcher at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, continuing her research on clowns, to research centers on gender, race and disability (CIGS, CERS and CDS). She is a professor in the Performing Arts Degree at the ERAM University (Center attached to the University of Girona), where she also participates in the ERAMSCI research group.

AWARDS
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El 2006 ha rebut premi i honor al mèrit per la investigació "El Riure del Pallasso: Sentit Polític en la Poètica de Bertolt Brecht".

El 2011, ha guanyat el Premi Carequinha FUNARTE / Petrobras de Suport al Circ al Brasil, per realitzar el treball de camp de la recerca doctoral "Pallasses: Històries, Cossos i Formes de Representar la Comicitat des d'una Perspectiva de Gènere", la qual proposa genealogies plurals de pallasses, a partir d'un abordatge feminista-queer-crip interseccional.

En 2014, rep de nou el Premi Carequinha FUNARTE / Petrobras de Suport al Circ al Brasil, aquest cop per renovar el sketch Xereca.

RESEARCH
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Lines of artistic research: Mime, clown, physical theater and performance. Theoretical research lines: Arts and Education, Art Therapy, Gender Studies, Visual Culture, Cultural Rights and Policies, Qualitative and Post-Qualitative Research (especially Arts-Based Research and Arts-Based Educational Research).

  • Lima Caminha, Melissa Caminha, M. L. 2021 - Jennifer Miller, palhaça com barba: Clown_tactos en prol de uma palhaçaria feminista-queer. Palhaças na Universidade: Pesquisas sobre a palhaçaria feita por mulheres e as práticas feministas em âmbitos acadêmicos, artísticos e sociais. UFSM (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria) (p.235-253) 978-65-5716-039-8 Capítol Llibre
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa Caminha, M. L. 2020 - Hacia una risa posthumana y decolonial: Construyendo una risistencia feminista monstruosa en la payasaria Arte y Políticas de Identidad, 22 Universidad de Murcia (p.143-169) ISSN electrónico: 1989-8452. ISSN impreso: 1889-979X Article Revista
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa Caminha, Melissa Lima. 2019 - Old Dick Donald and Drag King Delicious Melicious: embodied inquiry through an arts-based research on woman clown transvestism. Malta. Congrés
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa Caminha, Melissa Lima. 2019 - La payasa monstruo: nuevas figuraciones y clown_tactos para deshacer lo humano en la comicidad Telon de Fondo, Revista de Teoría y Crítica Teatral Instituto de Historia del Arte Argentino y Latinoamericano, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. (p.1-17) ISSN: 1669-6301 Article Revista
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa Melissa Lima Caminha; Judit Vidiella Pagès 2019 - Payasas y Xoxo Clown Show: marcos teóricos, metodológicos y epistemológicos de una investigación social y artística. Artnodes nº 23 - Arqueología de los Medios II / Humanidades Digitales II (p.96-103) ISSN: 1695-5951 Article Revista
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa Lima Caminha, Melissa; Vidiella Pagès, Judit 2017 - Payasas Mujeres y Mujeres Payaso: el travestismo en la payasaría. Visualidades, v. 15, 143-170 (p.143-170) ISSN: 2317-6784 Article Revista
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa 2016 - La Payasa Monstruo Socializar Conocimientos, nº 3: América Latina en Diálogo: Oportunidades para Hoy y Mañana Red Inche (Coord.) Barcelona (p.51-72) 978-84-617-5979-8 Capítol Llibre
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa 2014 - Payasas Dossiers Feministes, nº 19: Arte, Educación y Género Institut Universitari d’Estudis Feministes i de Gènere “Purificación Escribano”/ Universitat Jaume I de Castelló (p.75-93) 1139-1219 Article Revista
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa 2013 - The Cunt Clown Show and TransClowning: Performative Impulses Inspired by Dissident Practices Barcelona Congrés
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa 2013 - Female Clowns: A Search for a Theoretical, Artistic and Social Cartography of Women as Comic Subjects Desafios Contemporáneos: Ciência, Cultura e Tecnologia em Tempos de Crise APEC - Associação de Pesquisadores e Estudantes Brasileiros na Catalunha (p.912-927) 10-84-695-8012-4 Capítol Llibre
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa 2012 - The Place of Theater Ensembles in the Pedagogy of Theater in Brazil Chipre Congrés
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa 2012 - Female Clowns: The Place of Women in the Clown World Chipre Congrés
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa Melissa Lima Caminha; Gyl Giffony Araújo Moura 2012 - A Cultura do Teatro de Grupo e o Movimento Todo Teatro é Político, de Fortaleza, Ceará Políticas para as Artes: Prática e Reflexão FUNARTE (Fundación Nacional de las Artes / Brasil) (p.182-199) 978-85-7507-150-2 Capítol Llibre
  • Lima Caminha, Melissa Melissa Lima Caminha; Gyl Giffony Araújo Moura 2011 - Los Grupos de Teatro en Ceará: Aportaciones al Desarrollo Comunitario y Fomento del Teatro Local XVI Seminario APEC APEC - Associação de Pesquisadores e Estudantes Brasileiros na Catalunha (p.577-591) 978-84-614-9157-5 Capítol Llibre
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