Stanley J. Stein Annual Honorific Lecture | Gender, Slavery, Race in 19th-Century Brazilian Literature

Apr 19, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson (open to the public)



Event Description

The Brazil LAB and the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University presents the 2023 Stanley J. Stein Lecture, featuring historian Sidney Chalhoub (Harvard University). 

Discussant: Rafael Cesar (Princeton University)

This lecture honors the life and work of the Princeton Professor Stanley J. Stein (1920-2019), a visionary historian of Brazil and Latin America.

Sidney Chalhoub is David and Peggy Rockefeller Professor of History and of African and African American Studies and Chair of the History Department at Harvard University. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. His research and writing focus mainly on the social history of Brazil in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with emphasis on the history of slavery, race, public health, and the literature of Machado de Assis, a writer of African descent widely regarded as the most important Brazilian novelist of all times. He published five books, three of them on the social history of Rio de Janeiro: Trabalho, lar e botequim (1986), Visões da liberdade (1990), and Cidade febril (1996). He also published Machado de Assis, historiador (2003), about the literature and political ideas of Machado de Assis. His most recent book is A força da escravidão: ilegalidade e costume no Brasil oitocentista (2012), on illegal enslavement and the precariousness of freedom in nineteenth-century Brazil.

Not on campus? Watch the livestream at the Brazil LAB YouTube Channel.

Stanley Stein
  • Brazil LAB
  • Program in Latin American Studies
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese