The IGDC is delighted to receive the Brazilian sociologist Dr Sabrina Fernandes
next week. As part of her visit, Dr Fernandes will deliver a research presentation on 'Authoritarianism Against Nature: Global Inequalities and the Deepening of the Crisis'
Dr Fernandes' research centres on political economy, social movements, the rise of new authoritarian regimes particularly in Brazil, and environmental politics. Her Youtube channel Thesis Eleven (Tese Onze) is a key reference point for political communication within Brazil's radical left, and has over four hundred thousand followers. She is the author of Morbid Symptoms: The Brazilian Left at the Crossroads (2019, in Portuguese) which analyzed the factions and possibilities within the Brazilian left during the collapse of the Workers Party government. Her second book, If You Would Like to Change the World: A Political Guide for Those Who Care (2020, in Portuguese) was written during the Covid-19 pandemic as a popular guide to Marxist arguments for ecosocialism. Dr Fernandes is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in partnership with the University of Brasilia, as part of the International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies.
This is an outstanding opportunity to hear from a researcher who is engaged in political communication and activism in the run up to Brazil's presidential election this October, and who has frequently spoken out on global inequalities during the Covid-19 pandemic and at the recent COP26 climate negotiations.
We look forward to seeing you there!