Carmen Rial is a professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), is a researcher of the CNPq (National Council of Scientific and Technological Development), and directs the Center for Visual Anthropology/Research Group on Urban Anthropology/UFSC. Her work focuses on cultural globalization, transnational migration, gender, consumption and sport. Publications in 2016 include four co-edited books: Migration of Rich Immigrants: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class (Palgrave, with Alex Vailati); Diálogos Antropológicos Contemporâneos (with Elisete Schwade); Antropologia audiovisual na prática. (with Alex Vailati, Matias Godio); and O Poder do Lixo: abordagens antropológicas dos resíduos sólidos. She has numerous recent publications on Brazilian soccer. Rial is Deputy Chair of WCAA and a former president of the Brazilian Anthropological Association.