Etyelle Araujo

Etyelle Araujo

ALARI 2019-2020 Visiting Student
2019 Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop Alumna
Etyelle Araujo
Research interests lie in Language Studies, specifically Applied Linguistics, focused on Narrative Analysis, identity construction and interaction in society. Research focused on discursive practices within contemporary social movements, activists’ identity and their relationship with police violence, with race and gender issues. Current research constitutes an ethnography and discursive analysis on the engagement of black Brazilian women in social movements. These women have lost their children to police violence, often during police operations in search for criminals in Rio de Janeiro. By analyzing the mother’s narratives, I try to understand how they deal with the experience of losing a child and how they produce meanings about their struggle for justice by being engaged in social movement like the one known as Rede de Comunidades e Movimentos contra a Violência.