Vinicius Cardoso Reis presents at 2024 Brazilian Studies Conference in San Diego, CA

April 11, 2024

On April 6th, Vinicius Cardoso Reis, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, participated in the XVII Brazilian Studies Conference in San Diego, California. His paper, “No amnesty, no amnesia: Covid-19 victims fighting for memory and reparation in Brazil," discussed the landscape of claims and disputes around the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil, analyzing how victims mobilize to seek justice. Last September, Vinicius presented an earlier version of this piece at the 2023 ISA Latin America and Caribbean Conference, in Bogotá, Colombia.

In San Diego, his panel examined the sociopolitical legacy of diseases and health issues, from mental health treatment in the 20th century to the long-term effects of Zika and Covid-19. His participation was funded by the Department of Anthropology.