Ludmila Porto

Ludmila Porto

Office: 1120 Rolfe Hall


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I have a Master and a Ph.D in linguistics from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil. I am a member of the research group Language, Society, Health and Labor, at UFPE. Currently, I am concerned with understanding how gender studies might be helpful in dealing with contemporary political challenges in Brazil, especially how authoritarianism can undermine the politics of equality in terms of gender, class, race, and sexuality, and stimulate increasing intolerance.

Research Interests

Brazilian and Latin American Feminisms; Contemporary Brazilian and Latin American Cultural Production; Gender and Sexuality; Transnational Studies, Labor Studies.