Lilia Moritz Schwarcz is one of the most extraordinary humanities scholars in Latin America who distinguishes herself through her research on the history and social reality of Brazil. Her writings are pivotal for a critical analysis of colonial history and enslavement. Schwarcz is a prominent public intellectual and one of the most important voices for democracy and freedom in populist times, regardless of the threats and intimidation she has to face.

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Lilia Moritz Schwarcz

University of São Paulo

Full Professor in Anthropology at USP, Global and Visiting Professor at Princeton. Published several books, 5 in English: Spectacle of Races, The Emperors beard, Brazil: a biography; Brazil reader. Curator of some exhibitions like: Mestizo Histories, Afroatlantic histories. Fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation (2006/ 2007), John Carter Brown Library (2007); visiting professor at Oxford, Leiden, Ècole des Hautes Etudes, Tinker Professor at Columbia University. Holds a Commend of the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit. Since 2015 she is co-curator at MASP.

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