Monica Carvalho é Doutora em Comunicação e Cultura pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Desde maio de 2008 é investigadora do Instituto de Bioética da Universidade Católica Portuguesa do Porto, Portugal.
We have seen the birth of political mentalities and governmental practices which have served to sharpen and naturalize the divisions between the autonomous and the dependent, the contented and the discontented, the haves and the have-nots. By Nikolas Rose, inPowers of Freedom (1998)
The vulgar error that confuses heritability and fixity has been, over the years, the most powerful single weapon that biological ideologues have had in legitimating a society of inequality. Since as biologists they must know better, one is entitled to at least a suspicion that the beneficiaries of a system of inequality are not to be regarded as objective experts. By R. C. Lewontin, apudMcDermott (1998)