Digging Up the Past: A Black Feminist Reflects on Conducting Research on Race and Class in Brazil

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

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Rogers, Sarah

France Winddance Twine, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

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The From Slavery to Freedom Lab warmly welcomes Dr. France Winddance Twine on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the publication of her book, Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil. Dr. Twine reflects on intersectionality and racial, gender, and class politics in Brazil and the future of Brazilian Studies. 

About the speaker: France Winddance Twine is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an ethnographer, a feminist race theorist, and a documentary filmmaker, whose research focuses on multiple dimensions of inequality. Twine's research provides case studies for a nuanced analysis of the intersections of race, class, sexuality and gender inequality. Twine has conducted extensive field research on both sides of the Atlantic including: Brazil, Britain, and the United States. She is the author and editor of ten books including: Racism in a Racial Democracy; The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil; A White Side of Black Britain: Interracial Intimacy and Racial Literacy; Geographies of Privilege; Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class, and Gestational Surrogacy in the Global Market; and Girls with Guns: Firearms, Feminism and Militarism.

France Winddance Twine
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
From Slavery to Freedom Lab
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Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)