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PUCRS’ Graduate Program in Social Sciences makes its presence felt in German universities

Professor Hermílio Santos and advisees join discussions on biography and violence

05/02/2018 - 10h07

Karina, prof. Hermílio and Lucas at Universität Göttingen

School of Humanities’  Professor, Dr Hermílio Santos, has been in Germany since last December, on a DAAD grant, following an invitation from Prof. Dr Gabriele Rosenthal, from Universität Göttingen. He is expected to return to Brazil in February. On Feb 9, he will serve as key-note speaker at the International Conference Biography and Violence, with the lecture “Women as Actors of Violent Actions: Biographical Trajectories in Brazilian Favelas”. At the end, the documentary “Infância Falada” will be presented and a discussion on the investigation that gave birth to the movie will follow.

In addition to that, the conference will feature a graduate student and a former student from the Graduate Program in Social Sciences on Feb 10. Karina Schuh Reif will be giving a talk entitled “In Freedom: Biographical Narratives of Women Experiencing Violence and Incarceration”. Lucas Cé Sangalli, who is about to begin his doctoral program in Göttingen, will be talking about “Violence in Various Figurations: Experiences of Violence in the Life of a Haitian Migrant”.

Santos has been invited by Professor Reiner Keller to visit Universität Augsburg, as he gave a lecture entitled “Combination of methods and access to different research areas: jails, favelas and borders”, on Jan 31. The documentary was exhibited and presented on that day.

Infância Falada

Infância faladaThe documentary was directed by Professor Santos and Kamila Almeida, a graduate student in the Graduate Program in Social Sciences. It has been produced by PUCRS’ Center of Economic and Social Analyses (Caes) and by Conta Pra Mim Filmes, fruit of the investigation Infância e Violência: Cotidiano de Crianças Pequenas em Favelas do Rio de Janeiro, Recife e São Paulo.


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