2020 Global Brazil Conference

Sixth Annual Global Brazil Conference:

Brazil Inside Out: The Arts of Life and Death

February 27-28, 2020

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The 2020 Global Brazil Conference will be held at the John Hope Franklin Center

2204 Erwin Road, Box 90402
Durham, NC 27708


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Duke Brazil Initiative

Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Duke Office of Global Affairs

Featured Guests

Dr. Graham Denyer Willis

Senior Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies and Centre of Latin American Studies

Cambridge University

Author of The Killing Consensus: Police, Organized Crime, and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil

Dr. Sílvio Luiz de Almeida

Associate Professor of Law and Philosophy

Getúlio Vargas Foundation and Mackenzie Presbyterian University (São Paulo)

Visiting Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Author of Racismo Estrutural

Dr. Ana Paulina Lee

Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Columbia University 

Author of Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation, and Memory

Hélio Santos Menezes Neto

PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology

Universidade de São Paulo

Curator of the MASP Exhibition Histórias Afro-Atlânticas (2018)

Dr. Mila Burns

Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies

Lehman College CUNY

Journalist and anchor of Globo Notícia Américas

Author of Dona Ivone Lara's Sorriso Negro

Dr. Luciane Ramos Silva

PhD in Performing Arts/Dance

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)

Dr. Jane-Marie Collins

Assistant Professor in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies

University of Nottingham