Carlos Faust Doctor in Anthropology from the National Museum, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1997). He completed a post-doctorate at the Laboratory of Social Anthropology (Collège de France / CNRS) and was a visiting professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études; at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales; at the University of Chicago and at the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University. He is a professor at the Post-Graduate Program in Social Anthropology, National Museum, UFRJ. (He is currently a 1-B researcher of CNPq. He has been conducting research with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon since 1988, focused on topics such as kinship, war, ritual, shamanism, art and memory. He coordinates training and video-realization projects together with the Video in the Villages and the Kuikuro do Alto Xingu Indigenous Association (AIKAX), directing and producing ethnographic films, currently dedicated to the comprehensive documentation of Kuikuro rituals, especially their musical universe, in collaboration with the Indian Museum and AIKAX.