Tânia Ganito holds a PhD in Culture Studies from the School of Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal. Her dissertation explores the issues of silence, memory and identity in contemporary Chinese art.

She is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Anthropology at the School of Social and Political Sciences, Technical University of Lisbon. She holds a MA and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Technical University of Lisbon and a BA in Chinese Language from Beijing Language and Culture University. She is the author of several articles concerning the issues of identity in contemporary China, such as: “Between Performance and Intimacy: Back Spaces and Private Moments in the Tourist Village of Luoshui, China” (in Huhua Cao (ed.), Ethnic Minorities and Regional Development in Asia – Reality and Changes. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009), “Identidade, Alteridade e Música Popular na China Contemporânea” (Zhongguo Yanjiu – Revista de Estudos Chineses, n. 4, 2nd semester, Lisbon: Portuguese Institute of Sinology, 2008) and “Políticas oficiais chinesas para as minorias nacionais” (in Daxiyangguo, n.12, 2007).

She was a member of a joint research project between CECC, the Freie Universität of Berlin and Kyoto University entitled «Critique of Singularity: Catastrophic Events and the Rhetoric of Representation». Her research interests lie in the fields of Visual Culture, Contemporary Chinese Studies and Cultural Anthropology.