Lozano Long Workshop on Race Inequality in Brazil - October 2015
Brazil is home to the second-largest Afro-descendant population in the world. While the country’s racial inequalities have long been documented, Brazil’s social landscape has changed enormously in recent years. In 2010, Brazil became the only minority-majority nation in the Americas. A comprehensive collection of race-based affirmative action policies, combined with a broad set of social policies, has been implemented in the last fifteen years. These changes raise important questions for how the treatment of racial inequalities has unfolded in the Brazilian context: What are the current levels of inequality among the white, brown, and black populations in Brazil? How can we understand the persistence of racial disparities? How does race classification take place in Brazil? How do affirmative action policies work in Brazil? The “Race Inequality in Brazil” workshop assembles experts on racial inequality in Brazil and will be an opportunity to reflect on and debate important questions around the topic.
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PAA Award Committee
I was invited to be a member of the Population Association of America committee for selecting the Dorothy S. Thomas Award. The award is presented annually for the best graduate student paper on the interrelationships among social, economic and demographic variables. I will serve for 2012, 2013 and 2014. It will be fun finding out what demography students all over are up to! More information can be found here.
I was invited to join the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population's new scientific panel on Young People's Life Course in Developing Countries. A description on the goals and members of the panel can be found here.
I was invited to give a talk at the University of Pennsylvania about my work on race and education in Brazil. More information here.