Lecture: "Legal Pluralism and Political Thuggery: The Paradoxes of Grassroots Organizing in Rio's mid-20th Century Favelas"
Thu, April 12, 2012 • 1:00 PM • BEN 2.104
Brodwyn Fischer will discuss the connections between law, poverty, and citizenship in Rio de Janeiro and particularly focus on the diverse group of the urban poor and their relation to the state through civil rights.
Dr. Fischer studies modern Brazil and Latin America with an emphasis on histories of law, cities, migration, and social inequality at Northwestern University. Her book, A Poverty of Rights: Citizenship and Inequality in Twentieth Century Rio de Janeiro (Stanford, 2008), won the Social Science History Association's President's Best Book Prize and the Brazilian Studies Association's Roberto Reis Book Prize.
For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.