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Public Anthropology talk: “From hope to hate: The rise of conservative subjectivity in Brazil”, with Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

09 June 2021, 6 p.m. CEST

The Anthropology of Global Inequalities research group (University of Bayreuth) invites you to the first event of its Public Anthropology Talk series.

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado will present and discuss her research on political subjectivity and the rise of Bolsonarism in Brazil. Following her talk, we will discuss modes and challenges of public anthropology engagements in the face of persistent social inequalities and the current worldwide rise of right-wing radicalism.

To take part in this event, please register here.

For more information on this and the next talks in the Public Anthropology series, please visit the webpage of the Anthropology of Global Inequalities research group.


Rosana Pinheiro-Machado is an anthropologist and assistant professor of international development in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath (UK). Previously, she held positions at the University of Oxford, the University of São Paulo and Harvard University. She is currently researching and editing a volume on the radical right in the Global South.  As a public intellectual, she is well known for her award-winning writing for The Intercept Brasil and other media outlets like The Washington Post and Jacobin, as well as for her book “Amanhã vai ser maior: o que aconteceu com o Brasil e possíveis rotas de fuga para a crise atual” [Tomorrow will be greater: what happened to Brazil and possible escape routes to the current crisis] (2019), among many other publications. Her latest pieces include the papers “From hope to hate: The rise of conservative subjectivity in Brazil” (2020) and “Humanizing fascists? Nuance as an anthropological responsibility” (2021), both co-authored with Lucia Mury Scalco.

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