Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Voices and Memories from Brazil: A Panel Discussion

February 19th, 2016
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Building: Newcomb Hall 207

Panel Presentation Sponsored by the Department of Communication
Featuring visiting PhD candidates from Brazil, Fernanda Nalon Sanglard, Kelly Tatiane Martins Quirino and Aline Maia
10-minute presentation by each presenter. Q&A and discussion session at the end.
Light Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Possible truths: Media voices and Memories Unveiled in the Brazilian Truth Commission
Fernanda Nalon Sanglard is a journalist and a PhD candidate at Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil. Her research focuses on the National Truth Commission (CNV, established in 2012) that investigates human rights violations in Brazil that occurred between 1946 and 1988, with an emphasis on the period of military dictatorship (1964-1985). She took part in the work of the Truth Commission in Juiz de Fora, her hometown, developing research and collecting testimonials from dictatorship victims. As part of her research project, she has monitored CNV‘€™s work between June 2012 and December 2014 through interviews with commission members and observation of its routine operation. She has been working to analyze the stories published by the news media about the commission to understand how these stories have created new narratives about the dictatorship.

Genocide of Black Youth: News coverage of Racism and Police Violence in Brazil and the United States
Kelly Tatiane Martins Quirino is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication at the University of Brasilia ‘€” UnB, Brazil. She is a member of Committee of Journalists for Racial Equality ‘€” COJIRA. She analyzes the news coverage of the killings of young black men by police forces in Brazil and in the United States by comparing the coverage from The New York Times in the US and Folha de S. Paulo in Brazil. Her study compares cases of police violence in the US, such as the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, with the innumerous cases of young black men assassinated by the police forces in Brazil. According the 2014 Map of Violence study, homicide is now the leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds in Brazil. Most of the victims are young black males who live in the ‘€œfavelas‘€, the marginalized neighborhoods of Brazil‘€™s main metropolitan areas.

Youth, Space and Representations: A Study about Social Visibility Strategies by the Media and Consumption
Aline Maia is a Journalist from Minas Gerais and a PhD candidate in Communication at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in Brazil. Her research investigates communication and consumption practices among youths from popular classes in Brazil and in the United States. She looks at the emergence of new sensibilities, which bolster a new youth culture in slums and suburbs. By using corporal and artistic expressions such as dress, music, dance, photographs and poetry as a means of self-presentation, these youngsters are in search of a particular visibility, not one that would place them within the geographic center of the cities, but one that would guarantee their inclusion, acceptance and recognition. Maia‘€™s study is based on fieldwork in Rio de Janeiro and in New Orleans.

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Brazil + People
Wayne Reed
Professor - Physics