Past Event

Race and Politics in Brazil: achievements and challenges

December 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Race and Politics in Brazil: achievements and challenges
This talk sheds light on the politicization of race in Brazil. Racial inequality has been a major issue in Brazilian society during its entire modern history. However,  it was only in the last 20 decades that the State implemented compensatory policies. Racial affirmative actions in different spheres such as higher education, public office hirings, and elections are examples. The major achievements, the current threats, and most importantly, the challenges placed on the horizon of the anti-racist policies in Brazil will be scrutinized, as well as the forms which both the State and academia frame the issue.

Speaker: Prof. Luiz Augusto Campos
Bio: Associate Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP-UERJ), coordinator of the Group of Multidisciplinary Studies on Affirmative Action (GEMAA) and editor-in-chief of DADOS, one of the oldest social science journals in Latin America. Author of several articles and books on the intersection between race and politics, professor Campos is Visiting Scholar at New York University Steinhardt Institute during the Fall 2021.

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