Please remember in your prayers Tullio Maranhão, a professor in the School of Education
Tullio Persio De Albuquerque Maranhão was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Maranhão, 58, died of cancer at home in St. Paul Sept. 22.
He is survived by his mother, Kyvia Alda Mattos; sister, Katia Maranhão Villela Santos; Francisco Villela Santos; Ana Cristina Favoreto; Antonio Flavio Maranhão; nephew, Pedro Favoreto Maranhão; Cristina Moraes, Lucia Saboia, Jose Carlos Saboia; Evan and Christine Fulton; Robert Fulton; Beth Griffith; Mike Saeger; Seehwa Cho and many other friends.
Maranhão, an internationally known anthropologist who became a U.S. citizen, taught at Rice University before coming to St. Thomas’ School of Education in 1990 as an associate professor. He was promoted to the rank of professor in 1996. He taught research and theory courses in the Educational Leadership Department.
"He was a highly respected anthropologist who brought a significant new perception to the study of leadership for our doctoral students," said Tom Fish, chair of the Educational Leadership Department.
Maranhão was fluent in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Italian. He also could read German and was a guest lecturer in Germany many times. He received grants from the German-American Academic Council and the Hubbard Foundation of Minnesota to organize a conference on German anthropology, which was held in San Francisco in 1996.
Maranhão earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and a master’s degree in social anthropology from Universidade de Brasilia. He also earned master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology from Harvard University.
A Mass will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. A reception will follow in the Faculty Residence lounge.