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NHC: The Right to Health and Trans Activism in Brazil

February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

José Amador, associate professor of global and intercultural Studies (Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies) at Miami University, will discuss his fascinating work on health rights and trans activism in Brazil. The discussion is the second installment of the Discovery and Inspiration: Conversations with Scholars series presented in partnership with the Chapel Hill Public Library. Each discussion will take place at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Registration is not required, but space is limited so we encourage you to arrive early.


José Amador’s work examines Latin American history from transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives, but his primary research interests include the cultural history of medicine, the history of racial formation, Caribbean history, and, more recently, transgender studies. Professor Amador’s first book, Medicine and Nation Building in the Americas, 1890–1940, argues that the circulation of public health initiatives launched in the colonial periphery were central to the making of modern national culture in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. His current project explores the complicated relationship between the health rights afforded transgender people in Brazil and a troubling rise in transphobic violence.



February 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


National Humanities Center


Chapel Hill Public Library
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