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“The Politics of Blackness. Racial Identity and Political Behavior in Contemporary Brazil” By: Gladys Mitchell-Walthour
February 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dr. Gladys Mitchell-Walthour is a Political Scientist specializing in Brazilian racial politics. Her work examines Afro-Brazilian racial identification and political behavior and opinion. She is currently Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Africology at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Her book uses an intersectional approach to analyze the impact of the experience of race on Afro-Brazilian political behavior in the cities of Salvador, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Using a theoretical framework that takes into account racial group attachment and the experience of racial discrimination, it seeks to explain Afro-Brazilian political behavior with a focus on affirmative action policy and Law 10.639 (requiring that African and Afro-Brazilian history be taught in schools).