Presentation: “Police violence, punishment and race production in Brazil” by João Roorda (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ)

Monday, 9th of December, 5 pm, small meeting room D324, Bachstraße 18k

The presentation aims to introduce the main ideas surrounding ongoing research on police violence in Brazil. It starts by presenting the current situation of police violence in Rio de Janeiro, focusing on recent shifts and the specificity of the state in relation to the rest of the country. This serves as a background to present an analytical hypothesis of the criminological meaning of police violence in the country, positing that (1) legal and illegal punishment are just two sides of the same phenomenon; and (2) State violence plays a special role in the (re)production of racial difference as means of disciplining the workforce.

The presentation is held in English. Afterwards there will be time for questions, answers, and discussion.


period of time: 09.12.2019 17:00 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr