History Prof. Serbin Published in Foreign Affairs Magazine

TOPICS: Faculty and Staff, Global Impact

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Congratulations to USD history professor, Kenneth P. Serbin, PhD, whose article, "The Ghosts of Brazil's Military Dictatorship," was published by the Council of Foreign Relations in Foreign Affairs magazine. This article sheds light on the Brazilian dictatorship and the rise of right-wing politician, Jair Bolsonaro, who was inaugurated on Jan. 1, 2019. Dr. Serbin emphasizes how the politics of forgetting Brazil's authoritarian past has consequently led to the rise of a president who is an advocate for military dictatorship.

Dr. Serbin's research spans the fields of Brazilian social, cultural, political and religious history as well as the history of science, technology and medicine. His Brazil-related projects have focused on the history of the Catholic Church; the relationship between religion and democracy; the revolutionary left in contemporary society, and society, religion and reproductive issues. He served as vice president, president and immediate past president of the Brazilian Studies Association (2004-2010). He was also the co-chair of the Brazil Section of the Latin American Studies Association (2003-2006).

To read the article, visit https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/brazil/2019-01-01/ghosts-brazils-military-dictatorship.


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