In 2021 I received an award called Premio Capes Tese for the best doctoral dissertation of Brazil in my field, Social Work. The dissertation is entitled Race, Nation, and the Origins of the Social Welfare Policy in Brazil. Link here
From São Paulo and Salvador to Austin, Texas, Black women experiencing homeless must confront transnational forces of violence, discrimination, and erasure to forge a life on the streets. Magali Da Silva Almeida, Gracyelle Costa Ferreira, Christen A. Smith & Michaela Machicote To cite this article/Como citar este artigo: Magali Da Silva Almeida, Gracyelle Costa Ferreira, Christen A. Smith & Michaela Machicote (2022) Connecting Black Women’s Stories of Survival and Struggle, NACLA Report on the Americas, 54:3, 339-347. Link here
The aim of this paper is to present reflections on the historical relationship between social policy, Social Work, and eugenics in Brazil. Link here.
The organization of Black professors at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Authors: Alexandre Brasil Fonseca Gracyelle Costa Joaquim W. Martins Jorge Marçal Márcia P. Alves dos Santos Rachel Aguiar Sérgio Luiz Baptista da Silva Vantuil Pereira. Link here
The origin of social policy in Brazil has been linked to three segments of workers: railroad workers, seafarers, and port workers. The purpose of this article is to identify the ethnic and racial composition of these segments between the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, highlighting black workers. In addition, the bibliographical research in the field of social history of labor was guided by qualitative methodology. The conclusion attests to the significant presence of black workers, as well as their own forms of Afro-diasporic protection and sociability, their union organization, and the significance of the first institutional forms of social policy. Link here
The black population, especially women, is the majority served by the Programa Bolsa Família and the Brazilian social assistance policy. The aim of this article is to reflect on the denial of racism and the reproduction of gender hierarchies in the institutions that serve these families in Brazil. Link here
The paper investigates the State in the neoliberal period, especially during economic crises. In these moments the authoritarian and repression increase, and the social policies decrease. The Leviathan from Hobbes can help to understand it. Link here
This paper shows affirmative actions for Black people in Brazil over the last 15 years. Link here