Brazil

  • Founded
    1976
  • Seminar Number
    557

Recently completed field studies and research from primary sources on Brazil constitute the main interest of this seminar. Brazilian, U.S. and other visiting scholars participate, contributing their interpretations of recent events. Portuguese may be spoken whenever convenient.


Co-Chairs
Diana Brown
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin American and Iberian Studies, Bard College
dbrown@bard.edu

John F. Collins
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Queens College, The City University of New York
john_collins@qc.edu

Sidney M. Greenfield
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
sidneygreenfield@gmail.com

Vania Penha-Lopes
Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Bloomfield College
vaniapenha-lopes@bloomfield.edu

Rapporteur
Joon Hyun Ha
jhh2180@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/22/2016 The Tannenbaum Room (802 International Affairs Building), Columbia University
7:15 PM
Subjects of the Brazilian State: Social Movement, Social Science, and Mimetic Dissent in Salvador, Bahia
Nivaldo Ferreira da Silva, S.O.S. Children of the Historical Center

John F. Collins, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Abstract



10/20/2016 The Tannenbaum Room (802 International Affairs Building), Columbia University
7:15 PM
Social Policies, Urbanization and Food Security in the Brazilian Amazon
Tatiana Schor, Federal University of Amazonas and Columbia University
Abstract




11/10/2016 The Tannenbaum Room (802 International Affairs Building), Columbia University
7:15 PM

Miqueias Mugge, Princeton University




12/15/2016 The Tannenbaum Room (802 International Affairs Building), Columbia University
7:15 PM
Terra Mãe do Brasil: The Paradox of Black Land Loss in Bahia
Keisha-Khan Perry, Brown University
Abstract




02/01/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
From Playboys to Dads: Brazilian Football Players as Global Pastors of Neo-Pentecostal Religions
Carmen Rial, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Abstract




Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminars on Contents and Methods of the Social Sciences and Studies in Religion
02/16/2017 The Tannenbaum Room (802 International Affairs Building), Columbia University
7:15 PM
Rondon Reconsidered?
Larry Rohter,
Abstract




03/23/2017 The Tannenbaum Room (802 International Affairs Building), Columbia University
7:15 PM
South American electric fish as a model to study behavior, biogeography and speciation in the Amazon
José A. Alves-Gomes, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
Abstract




04/06/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
*tentative extra session*
Nancy Schepper-Hughs, University of California, Berkeley




04/20/2017 The Tannenbaum Room (802 International Affairs Building), Columbia University
7:15 PM
'Racial Democracy’: Hemispheric Histories
Paulina Alberto, University of Michigan
Abstract




05/11/2017 The Tannenbaum Room (802 International Affairs Building), Columbia University
7:15 PM

Miriam Grossi,