The Brazil LAB and the Department of Anthropology will host an event on The Critique of Coloniality with Princeton Visiting Professor Rita Segato in conversation with Maria Luisa Lucas (Brazil LAB/HMEI), Guilherme Fagundes (Brazil LAB/HMEI), and Lucas Prates (Anthropology). Moderator: João Biehl (Brazil LAB/Anthropology).
About our guest speaker:
Rita Segato is an emeritus professor of anthropology and the graduate programs in bioethics and human rights at the University of Brasilia. She is currently professor of the virtual seminar, Race, Gender and Rights from the Perspective of Coloniality, and coordinator of a specialized course in Afro-Latin American and Caribbean studies, at the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) in Buenos Aires. She has been a visiting researcher and has taught postgraduate seminars at numerous academic institutions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. For two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018, the Spanish news agency EsGlobal included Segato among the most influential Ibero-American intellectuals. In 2018, she received the Latin American and Caribbean Social Science Prize CLACSO 50 years. She has served as Aníbal Quijano Chair at the Museo Reina Sofía of Madrid since 2018. In 2019, the National University of San Martín-UNSAM in Argentina created the Cátedra Rita Segato de Pensamiento Incómodo (Rita Segato Chair of Uneasy Thinking) and there was a session dedicated to a conversation with Rita Segato at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress.
This lecture is being offered in-person for Princeton University ID holders only. Lunch will be provided.
Registration is required to attend. Please register here.