Jocelia Grazia (Brazil) born in 1944 is a Full Professor of the Department of Zoology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul since 1980. She obtained her PhD in Zoology at the University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1976 and post-doc at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, USA in 1995.
She has been a Researcher of National Research Council of Brazil for the last 50 years. She was President of the Entomological Society of Brazil (1984-1990) and also Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of the Entomological Society of Brazil (1972-1975) and also Vice Rector of Graduate Courses, Federal University of Rio Grade do Sul (2003-2004).
She has been conducting studies in systematics, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology of Heteroptera (Insecta), with emphasis on Pentatomidae, comparative morphology, intergration of morphological and molecular data for phylogenetic analysis.
She has been published in almost 200 international peer-reviewed journals, including Cladistics, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society, Arthropod Structure and Development, Zootaxa and so on; and also 23 book chapters, and one book.
She was conferred Jesus Santiago Moure Prize (2010) and Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira Prize (2013) given by the Brazilian Society of Zoology for the best paper published in taxonomy and the best book in zoology (senior author of the Hemiptera chapter), respectively; and also Edilson Bassoli de Oliveira Prize given by the Brazilian Entomological Society in recognition to the members who have contributed to the development of entomology in Brazil (2014).