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Race in Latin America

Carlyn Rodgers

This session seeks to present and unpack the topic of race in Latin America. Moving across time through the historical context of Columbian contact and beyond into the turn of the 21st century, we will discuss the ways in which the formation and formulation of race shift and take shape in and across the region. Additionally, we will also situate this examination within discussion of the manifestations of racism and racial oppression throughout the region, in addition to the context of struggles against it.

Required readings

Further readings

  • Carneiro, S. (2015). Racismo, Sexismo e Desigualdade no Brasil. São Paulo: Summus Editorial Ltda.
  • Gonzalez, L. (2020). Por um feminismo afro-latino-americano: ensaios, intervenções e diálogos. Organizers: Rios, F. and Lima, M. Rio De Janeiro: Zahar.
  • Nascimento, A. (2016). O genocídio do negro brasileiro: processo de um racismo mascarado. São Paulo: Editora Perspectiva S.A. 
  • Rios, F. (2012). O PROTESTO NEGRO NO BRASIL CONTEMPORÂNEO (1978-2010).Lua Nova [online] 85, pp.41–79.
  • Sansone, L. (2003). Blackness without ethnicity: constructing race in Brazil. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Additional Resources
  • AmarElo: É Tudo Pra Ontem. (2020). Netflix.
  • Brown, M. (2022). Mano Brown recebe Sueli Carneiro. [online] Mano a Mano. 26 May. 
  • Rios, F. (2020). Questão racial e antirracismo sob a ditadura militar. [online] Ciclo de Seminários PPGH-UFBA.
  • Smith, C. (2020). Uma Conversa com Dra. Sueli Carneiro. [online] Cite Black Women Podcast. Mar.