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Unequal Ties: Gilberto Freyre’s Recife and the Challenges of Urban History in the Global South
Brodwyn Fischer, University of Chicago
Tuesday, November 11 | 12:00PM | Aaron Burr Hall, 219
Lunch will be served

Brodwyn Fischer is a historian of Brazil and Latin America, and is especially interested in cities, citizenship, law, race, local politics, and urban history in Rio de Janeiro and Recife, Brazil from the late 19th century to the present. Fischer’s current project, “Understanding Inequality in Post-Abolition Brazil,” addresses some of the paradoxical ways in which struggles for survival and social mobility have historically reinforced rather than disrupted larger inequalities within Brazilian society.

Fischer holds a PhD in history from Harvard University. Her work has been supported by various fellowships, including most recently a Fulbright-Hays Grant for research in Brazil, as well as a Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. 

Sponsored by the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.