Ana Elisabete de Almeida Medeiros is the former Head of the Department of Theory and History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidade de Brasília, Brazil. She graduated as an architect and town planner from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, obtained her DEA in Urbanism from the Institut d’Urbanisme de Grenoble, Université Pierre Mendès France IUG/UPMF, Grenoble, France, and holds a PhD in Sociology from the Universidade de Brasília, UnB. Over recent years she has been teaching both graduate and post-graduate courses. Additionally, she has been working as an academic supervisor on master’s and doctoral-level courses.
She is the co-author of several books including Brasília 50 anos, da capital a metropole (Brasilia, 50 years, from capital to metropolis), Brasília 50 + 50, cidade, história e projeto (Brasilia 50 + 50, city, history and project), A Conservacão do Patrimônio no Brasil – Teoria e Prática (The Conservation of Heritage in Brazil – Theory and Practice) and Patrimônio em Transformacão – Atualidades e Permanências na Preservacão de Bens Cuturais em Brasília (Heritage in Transformation – currents events and landmarks in the preservations of cultural goods in Brasilia).
Her areas of research have focused on cultural heritage. At the Latin American Centre – LAC, and the Brazilian Studies Program she is currently conducting a research project exploring issues situated in the intersection of cultural heritage policies, city diplomacy and social participation in an age of urban governance.