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San Diego State University Foundation (San Diego, CA 92182-1931)
Erika Robb Larkins (Project Director: March 2021 to present)
Kathryn Margaret Sanchez (Co Project Director: July 2021 to present)

Institutes for Higher Education Faculty
Education Programs

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$214,999 (approved)
$214,999 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2021 – 9/30/2023

The Making of Modern Brazil: Marginal Spaces, Race, and Urban Life

A three-week, hybrid institute for 25 higher education faculty to study modern Brazil.

This Institute will introduce scholars to the social, racial and cultural diversity of Brazil. We will discuss the aftermath of colonization and slavery in the Americas, the emergence of racial ideologies and contrasting images of urban and rural spaces. Through an exploration of scholarly sources like films, music, ethnographic texts, fiction and historical images and documents, we will examine topics such as modernity, racial politics, and urban spaces, along with social and cultural marginality, gender, class, and ethnicity. Participants will learn to include Brazil in their own courses and research by producing a module/syllabus or draft research project reflecting the themes and issues discussed. Beyond expanding and deepening the scholars' knowledge and understanding of Brazil, the Institute will enable colleagues to develop new insights for interdisciplinary teaching extending beyond Latin America, as many themes are applicable to developing areas of the world and the U.S.