Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Education & Social Mobility for Favela Residents in Rio de Janeiro

Lecture by Prof. Licia Valladares

Thu, February 16, 2012 | BEN 2.104

1:00 PM

Licia Valladares is an Emeritus professor at the University of Lille 1, France,  and an associate researcher at IESP- UERJ  in Brazil. In 1978 she published Passa-se uma casa on the policy of favela removal from Rio de Janeiro’s valuable real estate. Since then she has published prolifically on many aspects of favela communities, including residents’ associations; child labour; popular housing; and favela imaginaries and representations.

Join us to hear Prof. Valladares talk about about her latest research project, and about her four decades of research on Rio's favelas.

For more information please contact Paloma Diaz (512-232-2415;

Sponsored by: The Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and The Brazil Center

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