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The Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil

Professor Christen A. Smith
The University of Texas at Austin

Brazil’s history has been characterized by moments of violent encounter, from colonization, to slavery, to clashes between police and residents across its major cities today. These violent encounters have been, in many ways, racialized, gendered and sexualized. This class investigates the race/gender/sexuality aspects of multiple forms of violence in Brazil, and how this violence creates, defines and maintains social hierarchies in the nation.

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