Alessandro Angelini is an assistant professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. He studies how building practices and cultural production shape political subjectivity in urban squatter settlements. His research in Brazil tracks how these environments become objects of material practice, technocratic knowledge, and artistic expression. His first book, Model Favela: Youth, Second Nature, and Rio de Janeiro, based on four years of ethnographic research, investigates the social ordering of creativity as experienced and represented by working-class Afro-Brazilian youth. Angelini has also conducted research on post-disaster community rebuilding and volunteer tourism in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. He recently co-wrote a documentary film, Owned: A Tale of Two Americas, on homeownership and the geography of race in the US. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
A light reception will follow.
This event is free and open to the public. It also meets the multicultural diversity training requirement for MC employees. For directions to campus and information on the full series, please visit montgomerycollege.edu/athenaeum.
Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876