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“Whiteness among Brazilian Middle Classes”

April 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
invites you to attend

“Whiteness among Brazilian Middle Classes: Moral Discourse, Solipsism, and Politics of Resentment”

a lecture by

Professor Suzana Maia (Federal University of Reconcavo da Bahia)

Suzana Maia is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at the Federal University of Reconcavo da Bahia (UFBR), in Brazil. She is the author of Transnational Desires: Brazilian Erotic Dancers in New York (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012), and of a number of articles on sexuality and transnationalism. She has also done research on women’s grassroots quilombola movement in Bahia, looking at the possibilities and limits of feminist alliances between women from different backgrounds. She is currently a Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY, developing research on Whiteness among the middle classes in Brazil.

This event is co-sponsored with the PhD Programs in Comparative Literature and Anthropology. The event is free and open to the public.


April 19, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center, CUNY
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365 Fifth Ave.
NYC, 10016 United States
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