Lecture by Marcia Lima: "Narratives on race and gender in the Brazilian elections"


Thursday, January 31, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

Marcia Lima Poster ImageThe purpose of this lecture is to present - from the perspective on race and gender studies - how the representations of these social markers were mobilized in the 2018 elections, especially the presidential election. The dispute between leading candidates demonstrated that the public debate around these issues was crucial for this election. The question to the discussion is: Do the division of perspectives and narratives represent a division of Brazilian society about race and gender?

Speaker: Márcia Lima, Professor of Sociology at the University of São Paulo, Afro-Latin American Research Institute Fellow

Márcia Lima is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo, and a senior researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning. During 2016-2017, she was a fellow at Afro-Latin American Research Institute/Hutchins Center for African & African American Research - Harvard University. She has published and supervised students in the following areas: race and gender inequalities, affirmative action policies in Brazil and racial discrimination.

Presented in collaboration with Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center. To register, please click this link