Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Márcia Lima – Narratives on Race and Gender in the Brazilian Elections

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

The purpose of this lecture is to present - from the perspective of race and gender studies - how the representations of these social markers were mobilized in the 2018 elections, especially the presidential election. The dispute between leading candidates demonstrated that the public debate around these issues was crucial for this election. The question to discuss is: Does the division of perspectives and narratives represent a division of Brazilian society about race and gender?

Márcia Lima is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo, and a senior researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning. She has published and supervised students in the following areas: race and gender inequalities, affirmative action policies in Brazil and racial discrimination.

Brazil Initiative