Brazil

Interview with new Harvard College Brazilian Admit Camilo Vasconcelos

June 19, 2019

By Tiago Genoveze

Congratulations on your early admission to Harvard College! Can you describe your thoughts and feelings when you received this special news?

Thank you very much! First, I would like to say it is an honor to participate in this interview. Being a mentee in DRCLAS´ Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) program helped shape my identity and introduced me to many opportunities of which I was not aware. I am proud to have participated in such a program and thankful to DRCLAS and all its staff. I vividly remember the moment...

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Interview with Fellowship recipient Daniel Martínez, on his Amazonian journey for social justice

April 22, 2019

By Diego C. Smirne

Your objectives are to better understand Amazonia’s local issues such as ecology, economy and drug trafficking to learn about the struggles for social justice of the communities that live in the area. Could you tell us more about your interest in the Amazon region and how the idea for this endeavor began? Were there any specific issues you had in mind?

I was awarded a travel fellowship that was founded in 1965 to honor the memory of Michael C. Rockefeller. The fellowship is aimed at graduating College students and has the mission...

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Interview with HLS Alum Adilson José Moreira

March 15, 2019

By Tiago Genoveze

You have a Master's and Doctoral degree from Harvard Law School (HLS). Your Doctoral dissertation for HLS in 2013 was called “Racial Justice in Brazil: Struggles over Equality in Times of New Constitutionalism.” How have these struggles inspired you to write your most recent book "What is Recreational Racism?" (O que é Racismo Recreativo?)

My scholarship reflects my interest in unveiling the ways in which social and legal narratives based on the idea of race transcendence cover discriminatory practices in liberal democracies. My...

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Public Health Considerations for a Rapidly Changing World: An Interview with Professor Marcia Castro

June 26, 2018

By Ashley Collins—São Paulo

Marcia Castro is a professor of demography in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She was recently promoted to the role of full professor and is the first Brazilian woman to receive tenure at Harvard. Professor Castro’s research focuses on the relationship between urbanization and health, as well as the social and environmental factors that contribute to the spread of vector-borne diseases. Congratulations on your recent promotion to the role of tenured professor. As far as your research...

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