Brazil has historically promoted the image of a “racial democracy”, but this concept has been widely criticized by scholars and others as it sharply contrasts with the country's lasting racial inequalities. Empirical evidence of the particularities of Brazilian racism has grown, but little is known about how the experience of discrimination is borne at the intersection of identities of race, gender and class. The presentation will consist of analyzes of discrimination using an intersectionality framework, and responses from 12475 participants in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult's Health (ELSA-Brasil). The results show a strong interaction between gender-by-race identities and education, with higher odds of reporting discrimination for College-educated Blacks. We discuss how discrimination is experienced differently according to one's position in the “matrix of domination”, and how race and gender relations mutually construct each other.

Opening up a new line of research in Brazil, results of the association between intra and intergenerational social mobility with subclinical atherosclerosis will be presented based on the same study population.

Dr. Chor, MD, PhD, is an epidemiologist and researcher at  the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is one of the founders and a coordinator of the ELSA-Brasil, a Longitudinal Study of Adult's Health (ELSA), the first multi-center cohort study in Latin America for the investigation of cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2 and their social determinants. She is also a collaborator of the Pró-Saúde Study, a cohort study of civil servants at the Institute of Social Medicine at UERJ University.

The seminar will take place in room No 549 (CHESS Library) at CHESS, 5th floor, Sveavägen 160 (Sveaplan), on Wednesday, September 2nd at 1:30 pm. (N.B. This date and time has been updated.)