Nara Roberta Silva
Nara Roberta Silva earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. She currently teaches at Lehman College – CUNY and has been a visiting research scholar at the Department of Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests are two-fold: Nara studies social movements, with a special interest in contemporary movements espousing forms of participatory democracy; as well as the links between classical and contemporary sociological theory to illuminate issues on race, class, and gender that inform political action and the making of subjectivity. Nara is also an academic advisor and writer at the Brazilian Foundation, where she assists students with a Brazilian background navigate the US educational environment.