Rosana Pinheiro-Machado on the Rise of the Far Right in Brazil
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February 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Professor Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, a regular Intercept Brasil contributor, will discuss the rise of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his far-right political party.
As part of Pinheiro-Machado’s U.S. academic tour, this talk will address Bolsonaro’s recent election in the context of the growth and slowdown of Brazil’s economy, as well as the collapse of the country’s traditional parties. Pinheiro-Machado will draw on her 10-year study (with professor Lucia Scalco) of a low-income community in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and discuss how the very citizens who exemplified Brazil’s ascension as a global democratic power came to support Bolsonaro.
Rosana Pinheiro-MachadoRosana Pinheiro-Machado is a public intellectual, social scientist, and anthropologist who teaches at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) in Brazil. She’s also a contributor at The Intercept Brasil. Pinheiro-Machado is also the author of the award-winning book “Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South,” as well as numerous journal and newspaper … Read More ›