Whosoever Will, Let Them Come: LGBT Evangelicals in Brazil

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19 Russell Street, AP 246, Richard B. Lee Boardroom

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 (4:00-6:00p.m., location TBA), we welcome

Andrea Allen, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies, University of Toronto

“Whosoever will, let them come: LGBT evangelicals in Brazil”

Andrea S. Allen’s research has addressed matters of race, sexuality, gender, violence, and religion in Brazil and the African Diaspora. Through a focus on LGBTQ Brazilians, especially Afro-Brazilian lesbian women, her work explores the effects of marginalization from an embodied perspective. In interrogating the everyday, her research prioritizes lived experiences as an essential locus of inquiry when contemplating the contradictions and dissonances of human existence.

Dr. Allen has conducted ethnographic research related to the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé, same-sex sexuality, and gender. Her first book, Violence and Desire in Brazilian Lesbian Relationships (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) focused on the experiences of lesbian women in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Dr. Allen is currently working on a second book project about LGBT evangelical Brazilians, race, religious identity, and sexual subjectivity.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Women & Gender Studies Department at (416) 946-5800