The Rutgers English Department and Program in American Studies Present:
A lecture and ritual/performance by Brazilian interdisciplinary scholar Antonia Gabriela P. de Araújo
"The Erotic and Emancipatory Power of Black Women's Writing of the African Diaspora"
There will be two in-person sessions: lecture from 10:00AM-11:15AM
and a performance from 11:30AM-12:50PM.
These sessions will also be available via Zoom.
In Person: Hill Hall 360, Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102
Zoom Meeting ID: 959 7398 2475 ; Password: Rutgers.
Dr. P. De Araújo is coming to Rutgers University-Newark after presenting her current award-research at the Hutchins Institute. After receiving her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ/Museu Nacional), her Masters in Sociology from the Federal University of Ceará, Dra P de Araújo was awarded as one of the best in the Class of 2020 of the Harvard University Hutchins Institute Thesis Workshop.
Her most recent publication is entitled: "Creating Power is creating Quilombos: Female Boxers, Tactical Collectivity and Community Activism of Young Black Women in Brazil (2022) in the journal Les Cahiers ALHIM and Transition. She published the article "Corpos Crudos: black female boxers in Cuba and Brazil” in 2019. She is currently pursuing a specialization in Afro-Latino-American Studies at Harvard/Hutchins Center where she is expanding her latest research focused on the topics such as racial justice, self-defense, racial stereotypes, racialization, feminization, and hypersexualization of young black women in Brazil.
Antonia Araujo is also an artist, poet, and writer and activist who worked closely with Marielle Franco in Río. In 2020 she received a full scholarship to present her performance "Erotic Autonomy," at the II Black Women of the Future Workshop. She organized Black Quantum Futurism Afro-Futurist Collective in Philadelphia. She is an activist and founder of the Black Library and School of Ceará called Casa Futuro. She is a member of the Committee of Black Anthropologists of the ABA (Brazilian Association of Anthropology) and the Laboratory of Anthropology and History (LAH / UFRJ). Associate Researcher of the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers (ABPN). This will be an inspiring event.