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Alba Maria Zaluar (2 June 1942 – 19 December 2019) was a Brazilian anthropologist. Her works focused in anthropology of violence. In 1984, she got her PhD in social Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Zaluar was born in Rio de Janeiro.

Zaluar worked as invited professor in the State University of Campinas, and as professor in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where she coordinated the "Núcleo de Pesquisas da Violência" (NUPEVI), located in the Institute of Social Medicine.

Zaluar died on 19 December 2019 in Rio de Janeiro of pancreatic cancer, aged 77.

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