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Seth Garfield, Director GAR 1.104, Mailcode B7000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3261

Colloquium: “Race/Ethnicity, Migration, and Urban Space” Day 1 (co-sponsorship with Spanish and Portuguese and LLILAS)

Fri, November 7, 2014

Colloquium and Meeting of the research group Race/Ethnicity, Migration, and Urban Space
co-convened by Drs. Sonia Roncador and Lorraine Leu

In summer 2013, Dr. Sonia Roncador, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Dr. Lorraine Leu, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and LLILAS Faculty-Led Research Initiative Coordinator in 2014-15, participated in the LLILAS Brazil Initiative that took a number of UT faculty to Brazil to initiate or strengthen research collaborations with colleagues there.

The first meeting of the research cluster Race/ethnicity, migration, and urban space established by Profs. Leu and Roncador was hosted at the School of Social Sciences at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. There they discussed current research projects with colleagues from several institutions and disciplines, such as Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Geography, History, and Sociology. 

At the end of the meeting it was decided to host a colloquium at UT Austin - bringing them together again to present their current research projects, receive feedback from each other and from colleagues, as well as plan their first joint publication. In addition to Professors Roncador and Leu, and other to be announced, these visiting scholars will participate:

  • Dr. Jaime Alves, Visiting Professor, Universidad ICESI (Colombia); Postdoctoral Fellow, Africana Research Center, Penn State University
  • Dr. Mauro Amoroso, ISEP/Universidade Cândido Mendes/FGV/PUC-RJ
  • Dr. Maria Aparecida Bento, Centro de Estudos de Relações de Trabalho e Desigualdade
  • Dr. Andrelino Campos, Dept. of Geography, Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro
  • Dr. Sidney Chalhoub, Dept. of History, Universidade de Campinas
  • Dr. Bianca Freire-Medeiros, Dept. of Social Sciences, Fundação Getúlio Vargas
  • Dr. Rafael Gonçalves, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro
  • Ana Flavia Magalhães Pinto, PhD candidate, History, Universidade de Campinas
  • Dr. Gladys Sabina Ribeiro, Dept. of History/NEMIC, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Schedule and additional information forthcoming.

Sponsored by: Department of Spanish and Portuguese; LLILAS Brazil Initiative; Institute of Historical Studies in the Department of History; more tba

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