What was Dangerous About it? The Formation and Subversion of a Brazilian Androgynous Group (1972-1975)


Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12:00pm


CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Benito Bisso Schmidt, PhD in History, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

The talk discusses the career of the Brazilian androgynous group called Dzi Croquettes and the threat they posed to the Brazilian dictatorship.

Benito Bisso Schmidt was born in Cruz Alta, in southern Brazil, in 1970. He has been a professor at the History Department of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) since 1994. He received his PhD at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) between 1998 and 2002. In 2015, he was a visiting professor at the Institute for Latin American Studies in Paris and was invited professor at Emory University with a Fulbright scholarship last year. Currently,he is taking a sabbatical year at Brown University.