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The Right to Health and Trans Activism in Brazil by José Amador
February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Right to Health and Trans Activism in Brazil
Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00 pm
José Amador, Associate Professor, Global and Intercultural Studies (Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies), Miami University
José Amador’s work examines Latin American history from transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives, but his primary research interests include the cultural history of medicine, the history of racial formation, Caribbean history, and, more recently, transgender studies. Professor Amador’s first book, Medicine and Nation Building in the Americas, 1890–1940, argues that the circulation of public health initiatives launched in the colonial periphery were central to the making of modern national culture in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. His current project explores the complicated relationship between the health rights afforded transgender people in Brazil and a troubling rise in transphobic violence.