CAPES, FAPESP, Columbia University and the Fulbright Commission established a new visiting professorship for Brazilian scholars in 2009 in honor of the former Brazilian First Lady and renowned sociologist Ruth Cardoso.
Luiz Guilherme de Oliveira visits us from the Department of Administration at the University of Brasília (UnB). His main research areas include Science, Technology and Innovation Policy; Defense; Energy Policy and Public Management. While in residence at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Professor Oliveira will research Brazil's and Latin America's strategies and policies for science, technology and innovation. Professor Oliveira obtained his master of arts in Political Economy at the Catholic University in Sao Paulo (PUC/SP) and his doctorate degree in Science and Technology Policy at the University of Campinas (DPCT/Unicamp). He has published several articles and book chapters.
Margareth Rago visits us from the Department of History at the State University of Campinas. Her research crosses many themes, including: post-structuralism, feminism, anarchism, subjectivity, and gender, and makes reference to such authors as Foucault and Deleuze. Professor Rago obtained her undergraduate degrees in history and philosophy from the University of São Paulo, and a Master of Arts and doctorate degree in history at the University of Campinas.
2008 - 2009
Lia Zanotta Machado is an anthropologist who specializes in feminist movements, violence, and sexual and reproductive rights. While in residence at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Professor Machado researched the impact of the movement for human and women's rights, as well as rights to cultural diversity, on feminist movements and knowledge. She also teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Brasilia, and recently released her book, Institutional Challenges in Combating Violence against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNIFEM, 2007).