Gendered territoriality and the contemporaneity of colonialism in present-day Brazil

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Zoom - register via https://uu-se.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Yof-6trDgjGNI1Tg4Iat3_a1pnRBtHst07
  • Lecturer: Patricia Lorenzoni, Research Fellow, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, Uppsala University
  • Website
  • Organiser: Centre for Gender Research
  • Contact person: Nicole Ovesen
  • Seminarium

This talk explores the gendering of land in relation to modern/colonial temporalities and to a nation-state myth in which the post-colonial turns into ideological justification for continuing colonialism.

Abstract: In Brazil under the government of Jair Bolsonaro, the Amazon area as a land yet to be colonised has become one of the main battle fields in a fascist project of national rebirth. Simultaneously, an increasingly vocal mobilization among indigenous women has introduced Mãe Terra, “Mother Earth” as a political category. At this seminar, I will discuss this gendering of land in relation to modern/colonial temporalities and to a nation-state myth in which the post-colonial turns into ideological justification for continuing colonialism.

The Centre for Gender Research has a recurring seminar series on Thursdays, 13.15–15.00 for all those interested in gender and gender research. The Thursday seminars touch upon several different research areas, reflecting the breath of gender research. The seminars also aim to create cross-disciplinary meetings between researchers and students. 

Open for all! 

Register for the seminar >>