The UCI Humanities Center presents

“The Fifteenth Annual Southern California Brazilian Studies Conference”

May 22, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Humanities Gateway 1030 (accessible from patio)

9:00 a.m.

9:15 a.m.
Tomas F.Crowder-Taraborrelli and students, Soka University ,”Japanese-Brazilian
Transculturation: Documenting the Experience of Multiple Generations in São Paulo,

10:00 a.m.
Conflict and Revolt in Nineteenth Century Brazil
Ian Read, Soka University and Kari Zimmerman, Stanford University,” Fugitive Slaves
of the Brazilian Empire.”
Abraham Jaimes, CSULB, Involuntários da Pátria: Forging the Brazilian Nation and
Memory of the Paraguayan War, 1864-1875.”
Adriana Johnson, UCI, "Other Canudos."
Moderator: Steven Topik, UCI

11:30 a.m.
Presentation of a Video, "Visoes Culturais da Bahia: A Video Work-in-
Progress" by Ulysses Jenkins, UCI

12:30 p.m.

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Theater, Film, and Popular Media
Catherine Benamou, UCI, "Troubling Patriarchy: The Re-emergence of Women's Cinema
in the Brazilian Seventies"
Campbell Britton, Independent scholar, “Brecht meets mambembe?:
Ruminations on the use of theater in Luiz Fernando Carvalho’s Capitu”
Josephine Dwyer, UCI, “Ônibus 174”
Teresa Moulin, UCR, “Sabotaging Logics: A Look at How Brazil's Rap Music Contest,
Questions, and Alters the Hegemonic Discourse on Race”
Moderator: Ulysses Jenkins, UCI

3:30-3:45 p.m.

3:45-5:45 p.m.
Contemporary Inequalities
Michelle Peria, UCI, “Racial Quotas and the Culture War in Brazilian Academia.”
Steven Helfand, UCR “Pobreza e Desigualdade de Renda no Brasil Rural:
Uma Análise da Queda Recente.”
Aline Gregoria, CSUF "The grey areas of green: Insights into life and conservation in
Vila Picinguaba, Serra do Mar State Park, Brazil."
Alexandra Lippman, UCI, “Funk Carioca and the Pontos de Cultura.”
Moderator: David Goldberg, UCI

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*The Southern California Brazilian Studies Association Conference is made possible in
part by funding from the UCI Humanities Center.

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