Liliana Gil is the GIDEST Program Assistant and a doctoral student in Anthropology at The New School for Social Research. Her work explores improvisation and technological practices in Brazil.
GIDEST Program Assistant Liliana Gil is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology at The New School for Social Research. Her work centers on people's ability to cross boundaries of expertise and challenge conventional structures of knowledge. Having been involved in multiple projects - working with artists whose work draws on laboratory techniques, patients who are proficient in biomedical knowledge, and fishermen who teach biologists about marine protection - she is now developing research on idioms and practices of improvisation in the context of technological production in Brazil.
Most recently, Liliana has been exploring these issues in relation to gambiarra, a Brazilian term that refers to creative make-do and improvised technical solutions.