Structural violence & human rights in Brazil: decolonial and intersectional relations between race, ethnicity and gender
With James Ferreira Moura, Professor of the Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Humanities at the University of International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (UNILAB) and of the Graduate Program in Psychology at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar of the Center 2021-2022.
Moura will present the work he has been engaged with the last several months doing focus groups with African and Brazilian black, white, indigenous and quilombola undergraduate students at the International University of Afro-Brazilian Lusophony in Brazil, in groups divided by gender and race/ethnicity. He will present some of the panorama of the relationship between human rights and violence from the intersectional views of these undergraduate students. In addition, he will share their decolonial strategies for repairing violence and human rights violations. Finally, some ideas on how to continue this transnational dialogue in the United States will be presented.
About the speaker:
James Ferreira Moura is professor of the Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Humanities at the University of International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (UNILAB) and of the Graduate Program in Psychology at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil. I am also a member of the Latin American Training Network in Community Psychology. In these universities, There, he coordinates the Network of Studies and Challenges of Poverty, Discrimination and Resistance (REAPODERE), which is a research, teaching and university extension group. The group has been active in research and university extension through direct actions with women and children in poverty situations, developing actions focused on improving the lives of these populations in the region of Maciço de Baturité in Ceará/Brazil. He has been developing research on intersectional discrimination processes against people in poverty in urban and rural contexts. In addition, he have studied the authoritarian construction of whiteness in the maintenance of racism, classism, and machismo with urban middle classes and local elites in rural contexts. He will be on a Fulbright award performing research about "The relations between structural violence and human rights: intersectional and decolonial analyses between Brazil and the United States." This research will be performed in partnership with the Center for International Justice and Human Rights at Boston College from September 2021 until January 2022.
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Thursday, September 16 at 12:00pm
McElroy Commons, 237
Boston College, 293 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA