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‘Race and Gender: Contributions to Legal and Social Science Studies in Brazil’ talk

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Feminist Research:
The Brazilian Studies Program at York University proudly presents the talk “Race and Gender: Contributions to Legal and Social Science Studies in Brazil” by Dr. Gislene dos Santos, associate professor, EACH- USP, University of Sao Paulo – Brazil.
This presentation discusses Brazilian legal and social science research focusing on race relations. The cases discussed are taken from the University of São Paulo’s Social Inclusion Policy Research & Study Group (GEPPIS) database. Data show that when it comes to racist offences and incidents, discrimination is aimed at establishing not only differentiation but hierarchies based on social markers (class, gender, as well as skin colour). These findings demonstrate the relevance of considering multiple ways to measure and understand race — taking into account skin colour, gender, class, appearance, and other aspects. They also reveal the importance of considering epistemological questions, interdisciplinarity, horizons of interpretation and ways or articulating and expressing race, in order to build an in-depth understanding of the complex phenomena associated with racism.
Light refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by: the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research at York University.


Oct 23 2019


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Verney Room, Ross Building S674 @ 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
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