The purpose of this lecture is to present - from the perspective on 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 the discussion is: Do 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. During 2016-2017, she was a fellow at Afro-Latin American Research Institute/Hutchins Center for African & African American Research - Harvard University. She has published and supervised students in the following areas: race and gender inequalities, affirmative action policies in Brazil and racial discrimination.
This event is co-sponsored with the Brazil Studies Program at David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.