9, 23, 29 April & 13-14 May 2021

Five events on Brazilian history and literature courses at the College of Latin American Studies (CELA) at UNAM’s Faculty of Philosophy and Letters.

Organised by Brazil Institute at King’s College London, UNAM’s Department of Latin American Studies (CELA-FFyL) and the Centre for Mexican Studies, UNAM-UK.


The programme will offer five specialised talks:

1. “A literature against racism: Lima Berreto” Dr. Felipe Botelho, 9 april, 7pm UK (1pm MX).

Dr. Felipe Botelho. Born and bred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Botelho has a BA and an MPhil in Communication Studies (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio, PUC), integrating aspects of both social sciences and the humanities. He then moved to the UK and completed a PhD in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford (Wolfson College) as a Clarendon Scholar, before joining King’s in 2013. He is an affiliate of the King’s Brazil Institute and the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (SPLAS).
Explore his complete bio here.

2. “Machado de Assis: o eterno retorno de um clássico brasileiro” Dr. Daniel Mandur, 23 April, 6pm UK (12pm MX ).

Dr. Daniel Mandur Thomaz. Daniel Mandur Thomaz is a historian and cultural studies scholar with interests spanning literature, history, the media and popular culture in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, with an emphasis on Brazil.
Explore his complete bio here.

3. “Brazilian National Populism and Democracy in Comparative Perspective” Prof. Anthony Pereira, 29 April, 5pm UK (11am MX )

Prof. Anthony Pereira. He graduate from the University of Sussex in 1982 with a BA in Politics and then in 1986 obtained an MA in Government from Harvard University. His PhD dissertation at Harvard, defended in 1991, focused on the role of rural trade unions in northeast Brazil in expanding democratic rights in two different periods, the early 1960s before the military coup of 1964 and the late 1970s and 1980s, when Brazil’s authoritarian regime was ending. This research led to the publication of the book ‘The End of the Peasantry: The Rural Labor Movement in Northeast Brazil, 1961-1988’ (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997).
Explore his complete bio here.

4. “Crianças africanas livres: Experiências da infância africana no Brasil e em Serra Leoa no século 19” Dr. Erika Melek Delgado, 13 May, 5pm UK (11am MX )

Dr. Erika Melek Delgado. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Worcester, and an MPhil in Comparative History from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. She also coordinated the project related to sources from Sierra Leone for the Endangered Archives for the British Library.
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5. “La producción artística de los soldados brasileños en la Segunda Guerra Mundial” Dr. Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, 14 May, 6pm UK (12pm MX)

Dr. Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho. He received his PhD from the University of Passau, Germany, and his undergraduate and MA degrees from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. At King’s, Dr Carvalho is devoting himself to both the Brazil Institute and the Department of War Studies.
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***Those attending at least four full sessions within the Zoom Room will receive a Certificate of Attendance. REDEC

Transatlantic Reflections: Brazil Institute-King's College London at CELA-FFyL