Brazil Studies Program: Race Issues in Brazil: A Permanent Challenge


Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Márcia Lima, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo; Senior Researcher, Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning, Center for Metropolitan Studies; Fellow, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center, Harvard University 

How have race relations and inequalities been analyzed in the Brazilian academic debate? Has the racial issue changed in the last decades? In an attempt to answer those questions, this presentation discusses the scenario of racial inequalities in Brazil and its prior challenges.

marcia-limaMárcia Lima is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo, and focuses on racial inequality in her scholarship. She is also a senior researcher at CEBRAP [Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning] and at CEM [Center for Metropolitan Studies], with projects linked to CEPID-FAPESP [Center for Research, Innovation, and Dissemination at the São Paulo Research Foundation].  She is the editor of the Brazilian Journal of Bibliographic Information on Social Sciences. She has published and supervised students in the following areas: employment market, occupational trajectories, race and gender inequalities, and affirmative action policies in Brazil.