Favela Tours: The Tourist Gaze and Representations of Reality
Thu, April 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM • BEN 2.104
A talk by Professor Beatriz Jaguaribe (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Beatriz Jaguaribe has a Ph.D in Comparative Literature form Stanford University. She has taught at Dartmouth College, Stanford University, New School for Social Research and is currently a visiting professor and fellow at the Princeton Latin American Studies Program. For many years, she has been one of the leading professors at the School of Communications at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She was awarded a PLAS Fellowship at Princeton (2009-2010), a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004, an ICAS fellowship at New York University (2001) and a RioArte fellowship (1999), aside from numerous fellowships granted by the CNPq, Brazil’s federal funding agency.
Jaguaribe’s crucial academic contribution has been her highly insightful, creative and innovative comparative readings of how urban representations and the inventions of the self have been altered by visual media, forms of consumption, and new modes of democratic agency. She has also offered an exciting and incisive analysis of how former modernist cultural canons have been altered by new forms of cultural globalization. Essays such as “Modernist Ruins” 2001), “The Shock of the Real” (2004), “The Visible and the Invisibles” (2007) and her books, Fins de século, ( 1998) Mapa do maravilhoso ( 2002) and O choque do real (2007).