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Public Lecture by Alvaro Jarrín: “Artivism, Affect and Brazil’s Necrotranspolitics” – 5/5 @ 5pm

Thu, May 5th, 2022
5:00 pm
- 6:30 pm

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“Artivism, Affect and Brazil’s Necrotranspolitics: Celebrating Trans and Travesti Life Amidst a Heteronormative Backlash”

Anthropologist Alvaro Jarrín will deliver a public lecture on sexual majoritarianism and queer resistance in contemporary Brazil.  Reporting findings from current research, Dr. Jarrín analyzes Jair Bolsonaro’s “politics of disgust” and the work of trans and travesti activists to combat exclusion in Brazilian society.  Dr. Jarrín is a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and an associate professor of anthropology at College of the Holy Cross.  Their award-winning first book, The Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil, examines the role of plastic surgery in the production of class, gender and racial hierarchy.

* Mask & Williams ID or proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Sponsors: The Lecture Committee; The Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences; The W. Ford Schumann Class of ’50 Program in Democratic Studies; The Department of Anthropology & Sociology; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Global Studies

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