Racial Politics in Brazil Panel

05/28/2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Social Science Research Building, John Hope Franklin Room (Room 224)

Racial Politics in Brazil: Black Intellectuals in Nineteenth- and Twentieth Century Brazil, a panel featuring Dain Borges, an associate professor of Latin American history.

In late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Brazil, a fair number of black and mestizo families reached a level of reasonable financial stability so that their children could enjoy formal and scholarly education and form a new intellectuality of color—liberal professionals, writers, journalists. This event aims to reflect on the ways and obstacles of social mobility, the interplay of national and racial identity, and the political ideology of this intellectual order, focusing on important figures in the provincial arena and the capital during the end of the Empire and the first republic.

Participants include:

Dain Borges, History, UChicago
Rio de Janeiro social mobility in the lives and fictions of Machado de Assis and Lima Barreto

Hebe Maria Mattos, History, Universidade Federal Fluminense
’The East River reminds me of the Paraná’: Racism, subjectivity and transnational political action: the case of André Rebouças (1870-1898)

Matheus Gato de Jesus, Sociology, Universidade de São Paulo
Negros de Atenas: intelectuais negros e o processo de emancipação (1870-1900) [Black Men of Athens: Black Intellectuals and the Emancipation Process]

Commentator: Antonio Sérgio Guimarães, Sociology, Universidade de São Paulo/Tinker Visiting Professor, UChicago

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact clas@uchicago.edu.

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