Sánchez and Brühwiler: The growing Latino influence in the United States
The Latin American Dialogues inaugurates 2020 with a series on Latin American Migration. In the first interview, Yvette Sánchez and Claudia Franciska Brühwiler comment on the growing Latino influence on U.S. society and politics, reactions to it, and the way forward.
Yvette Sánchez, Prof. Dr., is Full Professor of Latin American Cultures and Societies as well as Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies (CLS-HSG) at the University of St. Gallen, the Leading House for the Latin American Region mandated by SERI, and the Swiss Graduate School of Latin American Studies (SSLAS). Currently, she acts as Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS HSG). Her Latin American research projects attempt to bridge the gap between cultural studies and social sciences, e.g. in transcultural topics covering three main cases: the BRICS, the ICRC, and the US Latinos, the latter field since 2004 (e.g. together with Valeria Wagner, Cruzar las Américas. Perspectivas hemisféricas en lenguajes, literaturas y culturas visuales (Iberoamericana, IILI, University of Pittsburgh, 2015) or the book chapter «New Transcontinental Configurations: The US Latinos».
Claudia Franziska Brühwiler holds a PhD (Dr. rer. publ.) in Political Science and a venia legendi (Privatdozentin) in American Studies, both from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, where she works as an adjunct lecturer and personal advisor to the President. She is the author of Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth (Bloomsbury, 2013) and the co-editor of A Political Companion to Philip Roth (with Lee Trepanier; University of Kentucky Press, 2017) as well as Transculturalism and Business in the BRIC States (with Yvette Sánchez; Routledge, 2016). In her research and teaching, she focuses on American conservatism and political culture, migration, politics and literature. Her research can be found here.
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PROLAM-USP: How Brazil handled Haitian and Venezuelan migration crisis
Ayrton Ribeiro de Souza, Lucilene Cury, and Marina de Campos Pinheiro da Silveira comment on the Haitian and Venezuelan migratory waves to Brazil from a contemporary and comparative perspective.
Ayrton Ribeiro de Souza | Curriculum vitae – Linkedin
Ph.D. student at the Graduate Program in Latin American Integration at the University of São Paulo (PROLAM-USP) - Research topics: Languages, Communication, and Culture. Master in Hispanic Studies from the University of Cadiz (Spain). Bachelor in International Relations from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). He is a researcher at the Ibero-American Center at the University of São Paulo (CIBA-USP) since 2017. Ayton has been an advisor to the Director-General of the NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (2016) and consultant to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC (2011/2012). He did exchange studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He works in the areas of International Relations and Public International Law focusing on Regional Integration, International Organizations, Foreign Policy of Brazil, Spain, and Latin American countries.
Lucilene Cury | Curriculum vitae
She has done postdoctoral studies at the University of Paris V, Sorbonne, focused on the daily life of TV in France, with support from CAPES. Master and Doctorate in Communication Sciences – School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo, with research on TV and Children; Radio and Latin American Literature for Brazilian Children. She graduated in Education from Paulista State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho. Specialization in Communication Projects – CIESPAL – Quito (Ecuador). She is an Associate Professor at the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo. She is a Researcher and Professor at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Integration in Latin America – PROLAM. She leads CNPq Research Group Economic & Migratory Movements – MEMI.
Marina de Campos Pinheiro da Silveira | Curriculum vitae – Linkedin
Master of Law from the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto Law School (FDRP / USP) (2019), with the dissertation "Borders and indigenous mobility: the veto of the free movement of the new migration law and the Warao people". Graduated in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2013). She is a researcher in the CNPq research group "Economic & Migratory Movements (MEMI)".
Article in Portuguese:
O fluxo migratório de venezuelanos para o Brasil (2014-2018)
Análise do arcabouço jurídico brasileiro e da conjuntura interna venezuelana Read here