Dr. Brodwyn Fischer (University of Chicago) will be giving her talk, “Rights to the City in Cities without Rights: History and Political Imagination in Urban Brazil” this Thursday, 19 November, at noon in the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Conference Room, Rubenstein Library.


Fischer is a professor of history at the University of Chicago, author of prize winning book A Poverty of Rights: Citizenship and Inequality in Twentieth-Century Rio de Janeiro (Stanford, 2008), and co-editor of the recently published collection Cities from Scratch: Poverty and Informality in Urban Latin America (Duke University Press, 2014)Her work explores the intersections of citizenship, law, race, and migration and how they inform structures of social inequality in Latin America.