Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Reighan Gillam – Animating Racism: Irony and Images of Dissent in Afro-Brazilian Media

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

Reighan Gillam is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California. Her research examines questions related to race, representation, and activism in Brazil. She earned her BA in Anthropology from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University. She is currently completing her book Visualizing Black Lives: Afro-Brazilian Activist and Alternative Media, an ethnography of the ways in which Afro-Brazilians produce visual images and narratives that are more faithful to their everyday experiences and lives than those images found in mainstream Brazilian media. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals including Communication, Culture, and Critique, Feminist Media Studies, Black Camera, and Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies.