Brodwyn Fischer

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Professor of Latin American History and the College, Department of History

I am a historian of Brazil and Latin America, especially interested in cities, citizenship, law, migration, race, and social inequality. My first book, A Poverty of Rights (Stanford, 2008), examined how weak citizenship rights and residential informality came to define urban poverty, popular social struggles, and the political dynamics of inequality in modern Brazil. It received book awards from the Social Science History Association, the Urban History Association, the Conference on Latin American History, and the Brazilian Studies Association.

Urban Transformation
Cultures, Creeds, Arts, & Society
Public Policy, Politics, & Justice