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This talk by Professor Amurabi Oliveira reflects on the influence of the far-right right in Brazil and its impact on the educational system.

The ascent of the far-right is a phenomenon observed globally, with one of its primary spheres of influence being the educational system, encompassing both schools and universities. In this talk, I aim to present key aspects central to this scenario, reflecting specifically on the case of Brazil, where the rise of the far-right became particularly emblematic with the election of Jair Bolsonaro in 2018. In Brazil, the so-called "combat against gender ideology" and "ideological indoctrination" in universities have emerged as central actions of this group, organized through movements like the well-known "Escola sem partido" (School Without Party). I intend to introduce the main actors involved in this process, along with the resistance movements that have emerged in different spaces.

About the speaker: Professor Amurabi Oliveira is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Sciences at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Federal University of Pernambuco, and a habilitation (Livre Docência) in Culture and Education from the State University of Campinas.

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