Caribbean, Central and South America
João J. Reis, professor of history at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, discusses the ethnic origins, geographical distribution, and cultural contributions of Africans in Brazil.
In March, Barnard hosted the fifth annual global symposium Women Changing Brazil and the third annual Young Women's Leadership Workshop in São Paulo.
Shanna Lorenz, professor of music and Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Occidental College, explores how circular migration between Brazil and Japan has impacted Brazilian society.
Barnard’s faculty representatives will attend “Women Changing Brazil” in São Paulo, Brazil
Jeffrey Lesser, chair of the department of history at Emory University, examines the unique role of Arabs and Jews in Brazilian society.
Herbert Klein, professor of history and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University, examines the causes and consequences of Portuguese immigration in Brazil.
This panel highlights the activism of young women who are moving forward with activist Sonia Pierre’s work, addressing the question of how international pressure impacts efforts by marginalized groups.
In November, senior architecture majors and Prof. Karen Fairbanks traveled to Rio de Janiero to study Brazil's resources and urban development.
Ingrid Kummels explores how Anacaona, a Cuban all-women jazz band founded in 1932, shaped the transnationalization of jazz music and its modern-day performance.