Race and Politics in 21st Century Latin America


Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:20pm

This event is part of a virtual series. To view the recording, click here

Speakers: Marcus Johnson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, CUNY Baruch College; Natalia Salgado Bueno, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University; David de Micheli, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah
Discussant: Danilo Contreras, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College
Moderated by: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Despite a legacy of slavery and racial diversity, race was not a salient cleavage of politics in Latin America before the twenty-first century. How parties managed to keep race off the agenda of politics, why demands for racial inclusion and justice have suddenly become so salient, and how race has impacted politics are key questions for the study of Latin American politics today that expert panelists will address.

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Afro-Latin American Research Institute (ALARI)