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
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.