Latin American Centre Seminars: The framing of racial democracy in Latin America


Conveners: Diego Sánchez Ancochea and Leigh Payne

Speaker: Antonio Sergio Alfredo Guimaraes (University of Sao Paolo)

Antonio Sérgio Alfredo Guimarães is Senior Professor, Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo and Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at Cambridge University (2016/2017).

He holds a Masters' in Social Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, 1982; PhD in Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1988; Livre Docente in Political Sociology from the University of São Paulo, 1997. 

He was President of the Brazilian Society of Sociology from 1995 to 1997, and received the Order of Scientific Merit of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil in 2008. 

He was Visiting Professor at Princeton University between 2007-2008, Professor at Sciences Po Bordeaux (Chaire Sergio Buarque de Holanda, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, France (2010-2014) and Lehman Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Spring 2014).

He does research on racial, national and class identities, Black social movements, affirmative actions, and Black intellectuals. His major books: Imagens e identidades do trabalho, São Paulo, Hucitec, 1995; Um sonho de classe – trabalhadores e formação de classe na Bahia dos anos 80, São Paulo, Hucitec/Pós-Graduação de Sociologia da USP, 1998; Preconceito e discriminação – queixas de ofensas e tratamento desigual dos negros no Brasil, Salvador, Novos Toques, 1998; Racismo e anti-racismo no Brasil, São Paulo, Editora 34, 1999 [2nd edition 2005]; Tirando a Máscara. Ensaios sobre o racismo no Brasil, São Paulo, Paz e Terra, 2000; Beyond Racism. Race and Paulo Inequality in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States. Boulder and London, 2001, p. 157-186; Classes, raças e democracia, São Paulo, Editora 34, 2002 [second edition 2012]; Preconceito Racial, São Paulo, ed. Cortez [second edition 2012].

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