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Juliana Demartini Brito

Juliana Demartini-BritoGates Cambridge International Scholarship

Queer Futurity in Latin America

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


My PhD research explores the queer futurity discourse within Brazilian LGBT assemblies. I map out the dialogical relations between queerness and liberal notions of progress and the future that took place while the country moved toward a democratic regime in the 1980s. By doing so, I hope to explore how these notions have contributed to the configuration of the current LGBT discourse of queerness and the future in the country. With my research, I hope to strengthen the tie between theory and activism, as well as collaborate to new developments in the direction of LGBT movements from local to international levels by advancing the debate on the different shapes the dialogue of queer futurity takes across cultures.


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.