Rutgers U. Asst. Prof. Sean Mitchell discusses news coverage of the 2014 World Cup, utopian/dystopian tropes attached to Brazil, and how the building of a satellite launch site upset the local politics there, in an area largely populated by Afro-Brazilians. Prof. Mitchell gave a stirring talk about the bias in US media against Brazil for the 2015 Global Brazil Conference at Duke.
Check out the FULL TALK here: https://youtu.be/xKqfyzHYO7o
The GLOBAL BRAZIL Lab at FHI at Duke aims to generate new conversations between the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences through research focused on Brazilian arts, social movements, and the natural environment. This talk was part of a three-day conference, which began on March 26th, 2015. The lab continues its commitment to shine an academic spotlight on the rising global profile of Brazil, the world’s fifth-largest country.