Center for Critical Studies (CCS)

The Center for Critical Studies (CSS) gathers together the critical theories, analyses and practices that shape Cultural Studies research in Lüneburg. It anchors the School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Cultures of Critique research focus. And it serves as a space for exchange and collaboration in this area with others from across the university. CCS is a platform for existing research and a site for new initiatives in research and teaching.

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18.04.2023 Online lecture

Is Bolsonarismo over? Making sense of the far right in Brazil and Globally
Rodrigo Nunes
4:15 - 5:45 pm

After four years under far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil has voted to bring former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva back into power. A tighter race than most expected and a series of increasingly daring protests afterwards suggest, however, that this electoral setback is not yet the end for the social and political force that Bolsonaro’s 2018 campaign catalysed. Situating Bolsonarismo in the broader context of a resurgent far right, this talk will examine the conditions that made it possible in order to ask what its permanent defeat would entail – and what that means for the incoming Workers’ Party (PT) government. 

Rodrigo Nunes is a senior lecturer in political theory and organisation at the University of Essex. He is the author of Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organisation (Verso, 2021) and Do Transe à Vertigem: Ensaios sobre Bolsonarismo e um Mundo em Transição [From Trance to Vertigo: Essays on Bolsonarismo and a World in Transition] (Ubu, 2022), as well as articles in several international publications.

This event is organised by Ben Trott and Raphael Daibert. It is hosted by the Cultures of Critique DFG research training group and the Center for Critical Studies (CCS).

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