BSP-OUBS Seminar Series: Agribusiness, democracy and climate politics in Brazil

Speaker: Dr Caio Pompeia, LAC Academic Visitor


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During the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, there has been a noticeable rise in disagreements and conflicts among the heterogeneous political representations of food systems in Brazil. Drawing on data from fieldwork in Brasília and São Paulo, this presentation analyses this process of differentiation concerning two central themes in the country: democratic institutions and climate change.   


Caio Pompeia is a researcher at the Postdoctoral Program in Social Anthropology at the University of São Paulo. He obtained his PhD in Anthropology (2018) at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), with a collaborative period at Harvard University (2017). His first book, Formação Política do Agronegócio, was published in 2021. The book examines the heterogeneity of the political field of food systems in Brazil, particularly in relation to environmental, food security and indigenous issues. His research interests are food systems, environment, food and nutrition security, indigenous territories, politics and power relations, policies and ethnography.