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Juliana Demartini Brito

Juliana Demartini-BritoGates Cambridge International Scholarship

Queer Temporality in Brazil

Supervisor: Dr Lauren Wilcox (University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies)

Abstract:

My PhD research explores how Brazilian cultural production provides alternative lenses to interpret the topic of queer temporality. I bridge Brazilian social theory and queer theory to analyze performances, art, and activism that counter the current homogenizing and bleak discourse of sexuality in the country. I show how these notions have contributed to crafting new forms of belonging in the country's future. With my research, I hope to strengthen the tie between Latinx and queer studies and advance the debate on the different shapes the dialogue of queer temporality takes across cultures.

Biography:

I hold a BA with honours in Political Science and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from Franklin University Switzerland, as well as an MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge. My research interests lie in Latin American politics, queer theory, and decolonial approaches to gender and sexuality.