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The Politics of Blackness: Racial Identity and Political Behavior in Contemporary Brazil

Gladys Mitchell-Walthour
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Gladys Mitchell-Walthour

Duke alum Gladys Mitchell-Walthour will discuss her latest book, "The Politics of Blackness: Racial Identity and Political Behavior in Contemporary Brazil."

Mitchell-Walthour is a political scientist specializing in Brazilian racial politics. Her work examines Afro-Brazilian racial identification, discrimination, political behavior and opinion.

Mitchell-Walthour, an assistant professor of public policy and political economy in the Department of Africology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 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.

Light lunch provided.