Reassessing Race and Visual Culture in Brazil: Representations of Blackness and National Identity in Bahia and Brazil
Anadelia Romo received her B.A. in History from Princeton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. Her area of specialty is Latin America and her research examines race in modern Brazil. She is also interested in the broader African diaspora in Latin America, with a particular focus on questions of race and inequality. Her newest book, Selling Black Brazil: Race, Nation, and Visual Culture in Salvador, Bahia (UT Press, 2022), reveals how the mid-century modernist movement in Bahia worked together with budding tourist promotions to establish a racialized visual culture that continues to dominate the city today. This project explores the tangled connections between race, representation, and tourism that have shaped the structure of modern racial inequality in Brazil.

Daniel McDonald is a historian of Latin America and the Caribbean whose research centers on modern Brazil. His current work explores the intersection of inequality and citizenship across the twentieth century with thematic focuses on the Catholic Church, cities, migration, and human rights. He has also published on the digital and public humanities and conduct projects involving participatory community-based archiving and digitization, GIS, and multi-media applications. Before coming to Oxford, he held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Rochester. He received his PhD in Latin American and Caribbean History from Brown University. At Oxford, he is Postdoctoral Fellow in the history of Catholicism in Latin America. As part of the role, he is an affiliate of the Latin American Centre and the project The Global Pontificate of Pius XII: Catholicism in a Divided World.

To join online, please register in advance:
Date: 11 May 2023, 17:00 (Thursday, 3rd week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: Main Seminar Room, Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk, Oxford OX2 6LY
Speakers: Anadelia Romo (Texas State University), Discussant: Daniel McDonald (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Organising department: Latin American Centre
Part of: Latin American Centre Seminars and Events
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Belinda Clark