Cristiana Bastos (PhD CUNY, 1996) is an anthropologist and a permanent researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, who has taught in different graduate programs in Portugal, Brazil and the United States. Her interests lie at the intersections of society, knowledge and power, and most of her work –which recently addressed Portuguese colonialism through its health institutions — is at the confluence of anthropology, history and science studies. She is the author of Global Responses to AIDS- science in emergency (Indiana University Press, 1999) and a number of articles on topics of colonialism, medicine and displacement in Análise Social, Etnográfica, História Ciências Saúde- Manguinhos, Journal of Romance Studies, Journal of Southern African Studies, International Migration, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Horizontes Antropológicos, Anuário Antiopológico.  Recent edited volumes include “Parts of Asia” (special issue of Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, 2010), “Healing Holidays” (special issue of Anthropology and Medicine, 2011), A Circulação do Conhecimento- medicina, redes e impérios (Imprensa de Ciências Sociais- Online), and Clinica, Arte e Sociedade – a sífilis no hospital do Desterro e na saúde pública  (Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2011).