GUS Brown Bag Series: "Gender, Class and Race in the Rio De Janeiro Sex Market"

The Brown Bag Talk will feature the following guests:
 
THADDEUS BLANCHETTE
PROFESSOR, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Dr. Thaddeus Blanchette is an anthropologist studying “gringos”, immigration, prostitution, sexual tourism and the trafficking of women in Brazil and has written extensively on these topics for academic journals and popular magazines in Brazil, the United States, and Europe. With his wife and co-researcher Ana Paula da Silva, he has mapped Rio’s commercial sex and tourism industry. He works in tandem with Davida, a local prostitutes’ rights association, Prostitution Policy Watch and the Brazilian Prostitutes’ Network to combat the stigmatization and criminalization of sex workers.
 
ANA PAULA DA SILVA
PROFESSOR, FEDERAL FLUMINENSE UNIVERSITY, BRAZIL
Dr. Ana Paula da Silva is an anthropologist focusing on race, gender, sports anthropology, prostitution, sexual tourism, and trafficking of women. She is also currently the president of the Davida Collective and a member of the Brazilian Anthropological Association's Sex and Gender Issues Board. She has published several articles in Brazilian, American, and European academic journals regarding prostitution, race and the trafficking of women. During the World Cup, her book Pelé and the Mutt Complex (EdUFF) won an award for being one the most relevant football-related academic theses of the last ten years in Brazil.