Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Program in Latin American Studies Present
“The Sorcerer Intellectual”
Featuring: Gustavo Rossi
(Department of Anthropology Unicamp, Brazil/Visiting Professor in Spanish and Portuguese & Emory L. Ford Professor Emeritus of Spanish, Princeton University)
Discussion of Gustavo Rossi’s new book, O intelectual feiticeiro: Edison Carneiro e o campo de estudos das relações raciais no Brasil. This presentation will focus on the life and career of Afro-Brazilian intellectual Edison Carneiro (1912-1972), highlighting the ways through which racialized experiences and languages of blackness affected his life and work. The lecture will also explore the contributions of Edison Carneiro's work to the development of racial studies in twentieth-century Brazil.
Gustavo Rossi, is a Brazilian anthropologist and a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology (Unicamp), where he teaches courses on intellectual history and racial theories, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. He is the author of the book As Cores da Revolução: a literatura de Jorge Amado nos anos 30 (Annablume, 2009).
Lecture in Portuguese
Discussion in Spanish and English
Free and open to the public