The Making of Modern Brazil


San Diego, CA



June 14 - July 2, 2020 Length: 3 Weeks


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


Erika Robb Larkins


Kathryn Sanchez




Over the past few years, Brazil has been in the international news for hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, the impeachment of President Rousseff and most recently the fires in the Amazon. This interdisciplinary seminar hopes to bring together colleagues interested in topics such as modernity, racial politics, urban spaces, indigeneity, and cultural marginality, and whose work may be tangentially related to Brazil or who are simply curious about Brazil. We also welcome scholars from all fields who would benefit from the seminar’s connections to Hispanic Latin America, the global south, the Black Atlantic, environmental humanities, etc. 

Project Director(s)

Erika Robb Larkins, Kathryn Sanchez

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Benjamin Cowen, Jessica Graham, Keisha-Khan Perry

Grantee Institution

San Diego State University