Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Daniel McDonald – Peripheral Citizenship: The Popular Politics of Rights, Welfare, and Health in São Paulo, 1970-1994

Monday, December 9, 2019

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

Daniel McDonald will discuss the work that he is developing as an Interdisciplinary Fellow with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Daniel McDonald is a PhD candidate in the History Department. He has a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst as well as an A.M. in Latin American History from Brown University. His research interests are in modern Latin American history, with focuses in twentieth-century Brazil, urban history, social movements, consumption, and democratization in South America. His MA thesis examined the the intersections of race and space in the construction of the planned city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais during Brazil’s Old Republic (1889-1930). His dissertation project examines the ways in which everyday citizens and civil society contested the political economy of the Brazilian state during Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985) and in the first decade of democracy.