Tertulia Talks: Brazil for Beginners – Culture and People

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Tertulia Talks: Brazil for Beginners – Culture and People

May 14, 2020 @ 12:00 am

This is an online event.
Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brazil-for-beginners-population-culture-online-tickets-101822225016

A tertulia (Spanish: [teɾˈtulja], Portuguese: tertúlia [tɨɾˈtuliɐ]) is a social gathering with literary or artistic overtones, especially in Latin America. Tertulia also means an informal meeting of people to talk about current affairs, arts, etc. VLACC is starting a series of ONLINE talks and lectures called Tertulia starting by Brazil for Beginners, facilitated by Brazilian professor Dr. Deborah Barros Leal Farias. Filling a gap in opportunities to learn about Brazil in Canada, this course will present basic elements about the country. You can choose to participate in each separate tertulia or all four.

May 14 – Population and Culture: What makes Brazil “Brazil”? What exactly is a Brazilian? This lecture will consider miscegenation and the making of a highly diverse population, as well as components of the national identity, looking at religion, soccer, Carnaval, music, food, and cultural peculiarities.


Dr. Deborah Barros Leal Farias is a Brazilian-born Lecturer at UNSW Sydney’s School of Social Sciences, where she teaches Politics and International Relations. She has a multidisciplinary background: Ph.D. in Political Science from UBC (Canada), as well as an MA in International Relations, and bachelor degrees in Economy and in Law from Brazilian institutions. Since 2000, she has worked as a policy analyst and lectured at various universities (in Brazil, Canada, and now in Australia). Her current main areas of interest involve global governance and the international political economy of rising powers, particularly Brazil.


Instructions to join the online meeting will be emailed to you when you register. Get your ticket at : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brazil-for-beginners-population-culture-online-tickets-101822225016


May 14, 2020
12:00 am