Ph.D. candidate in Communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais
Marcela is a Ph.D candidate in Communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She holds a Master’s degree in Communication at the Federal University of Pernambuco. Her current project investigates three major health crises that occurred in Brazil: the outbreak of yellow fever in the 1850s; the Spanish flu crisis, which spread throughout the country in 1918; and the 2020 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. The articulation between the three events is carried out through an archaeological and genealogical perspective, which seeks to understand what are the regimes of power-knowledge that are sustained in the voices that manage public policies over an expanded temporality.