Photo Gallery – POA Talk Series with Ben Penglase

The Illinois-São Paulo Chapter was proud to host the Spring Edition of our talk series at Loyola University Chicago on April 21, 2016. Our guest speaker, Prof. Ben Penglase, presented his experience living and doing research in a favela in the north side of Rio de Janeiro, read part of his latest book Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela: Urban Violence and Daily Life, and answered questions from the audience. The talk was moderated by Prof. Carmen Kordick (Roosevelt University). Prof. Penglase and Prof. Kordick are current board members of our chapter.

Ben Penglase received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003. He is a cultural anthropologist with research experience in Brazil. . His research interests include race and gender in Brazil, the cultural effects of globalization and neoliberalism, urbanization, human rights and cultural relativism, and Latin American social movements. Dr. Penglase has a joint appointment in Anthropology and Latin American Studies at Loyola University Chicago.
Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela: Urban Violence and Daily Life
by R. Ben Penglase
Link: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/081356543X