Vânia Penha-Lopes

Professor of Sociology, Bloomfield College

Location Essex County

Pronouns she/her

Email address [email protected]

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Biographical information

Full professor of sociology; co-chair of Columbia University Seminar on Brazil; published author of books and articles in English and Portuguese, including the recently published book The Presidential Elections of Trump and Bolsonaro, Whiteness, and the Nation (Lexington Books 2022); expert in race and ethnic relations, especially comparative race relations (U.S. and Brazil); social inequality and stratification; masculinities, especially Black masculinity; affirmative action in Brazil and the U.S.; family sociology; social change; civil rights love; Whiteness. Dissertation Fellow of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies; social media profiles on Facebook (@vaniapenhalopes.phd), Instagram (@vaniapenhalopes_phd) and YouTube (Racismo Lá e Cá). Brazilian born and raised, lives and works in the U.S.