Department of Anthropology Colloquium
"The Linguistic Defense of White Comfort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" by Dr. Jennifer Roth-Gordon, Associate Professor, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona
Monday, February 6, 2023
In this talk, I explore how beliefs in white superiority and historical and societal structures of white supremacy and anti-blackness shape how white middle-class residents in Rio de Janeiro think about where they fit in the world. I illustrate how we can watch – in real time – as they work to defend white comfort, which relies on differential access to resources that help secure the well-being of their families.