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Latin American Anti-racism in a 'Post-Racial' Age - LAPORA


I have been teaching at the Department of Sociology of the University of São Paulo since 1996, first as Assistant, then Professor (2004), and currently enrolled as Senior Professor. Teaching regularly in graduate school, I am conducting my research activities in association with the Brazilian Centre for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP). Currently I am the Simon Bolivar Professor at the Centre for Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge, U.K (2016-2017). I graduated in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Bahia (1972), where I also obtained a Master of Science degree in 1982. I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1988) and a Livre Docente in Political Sociology from the University of São Paulo (1997). My research, in the last 20 years, has concentrated on racial, national and class identities; Black social movements; Affirmative actions; and Black intellectuals. I was a professor at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) between 1980 and 1996, visiting professor at Princeton University between 2007 and 2008, at Sciences Po Bordeaux, holder of the Cátedra Sérgio Buarque de Holanda, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, France (2010-2014), and Lehman Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Spring 2014). I was also a visiting researcher at several foreign universities, such as Oxford (Centre for Brazilian Studies), Brown (African American Studies Program), University of California at Los Angeles (Department of Sociology), Institute de Recherche et Devellopment; Ecole de Hautes Etudes in Sciences Sociales (Centre for Research on Contemporary Brazil and Centre for African Studies). I presided over the Brazilian Society of Sociology from 1996 to 1998 and directed the Human Resources Centre of UFBA from 1990 to 1992.


My main books include: Imagens e identidades do trabaho (São Paulo: Hucitec, 1995); Um sonho de classe – trabalhadores e formação de classe na Bahia dos anos 80 (São Paulo: Hucitec; Pós-Graduação de Sociologia da USP, 1998; Preconceito e discriminação – queixas de ofensas e tratamento desigual dos negros no Brasil (Salvador: Novos Toques, 1998); Racismo e anti-racismo no Brasil (São Paulo: Editora 34, 1999 [2aedição em 2005]); Tirando a Máscara. Ensaios sobre o racismo no Brasil (São Paulo: Paz e Terra, 2000); Beyond Racism. Race and Paulo Inequality in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States (Boulder e London, 2001. p. 157-186); Classes, raças e democracia (São Paulo: Editora 34, 2002 [2a edição em 2012]); Preconceito Racial, São Paulo, ed. Cortez [segunda edicão 2012].