Dr Guilherme Orlandini Heurich
Dept of Anthropology
Faculty of S&HS
- Joined UCL
- 1st May 2020
Gui Heurich is conducting a long-term fieldwork with computer programmers as part of his Leverhulme Trust project "CODE.ANTH: language, learning, and programming in computational cultures". CODE.ANTH starts with the following question: can anthropologists strengthen their knowledge of computational cultures by learning how to code? CODE.ANTH will pursue answers to this question by looking at how coders discuss and write code, how they conceive of a computer's “reading” and “interpretation” of information, and how they teach machines to learn.
Heurich has taught lectures in the following modules: Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology of War, and Forest Peoples.
Gui Heurich obtained his PhD in Social Anthropology at Rio de Janeiro's Museu Nacional (Brazil) working under Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. Heurich conducted his doctoral fieldwork with the Araweté in Eastern Amazonia from 2011 to 2013. After his PhD, Heurich obtained a British Academy Newton International Fellowship, which brought him to UCL Anthropology in 2016. He currently holds a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship at UCL Anthropology which started in 2020.