Barbara Weinstein Lecture

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Barbara Weinstein, professor of history at New York University, will present a lecture and workshop April 26-27 at the UI.

Weinstein will present a Charles A. Hale Memorial Lecture in Latin American Studies on "Race, Gender, and Brazilian Regional Conflict: the War of São Paulo, 1932" Thursday, April 26, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in UCC 1117. This lecture is free and open to the public.

On Friday, April 27, Weinstein will hold a Charles A. Hale Memorial Workshop for faculty and graduate students from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in 315 Phillips Hall. She will discuss her new manuscript, "The Color of Modernity: São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil."

Weinstein's research explores questions of labor, gender, race, and political economy in postcolonial Latin America, particularly Brazil. Her work-in-progress, The Color of Modernity, illuminates the processes by which modernity in Brazil became racialized and identified with whiteness, even as elites proclaimed their nation to be a racial democracy.

These events are sponsored by International Programs, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Heidi Vekemans at or 319-335-3862.


Friday, April 27, 2012 - 12:00
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 12:00

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University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)



Heidi Vekemans