Thiara Alves

Archivist and PhD researcher


From April 23 to April 30, 2019

Biography —

She is graduated in History and in Archival Science, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Information Science. By the end of the Master’s Degree course, her dissertation was awarded with a Special Mention by the Archival Science Teaching and Research Forum [Fórum Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa em Arquivologia]. Currently, she is PhD researcher. She has professional and research experiences in Archival Science, Museology and History. She works as a public agent in the Federal Center of Technological Education Celso Suckow [Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca], where she took up a post as Archivist. During her professional career, she has worked in public and private archives through different institutions.

Project —

During my stay at Faber, I plan to focus in the development process of my Doctorate Thesis. My research aims to elaborate a critical diagnosis of social place of the archivist, the archivistic institutions and the Archival Science in Brazil’s public information access regime. From the diagnosed opportunities and obstacles, I intend to critically propose an archival visibility emancipatory orientation in Brazil, pursuing Archivists, archives and Archival Science’s political, social and cultural affirmation. The importance of my study consists of a debate, defending the information access, focusing on archive documents and record management, while highlighting the role of the archives institution, professional and Archival Science’s contribution.