Nara Roberta Silva - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Nara Roberta Silva

Core Faculty, Praxis Program Head

Nara Roberta Silva earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. Her research and teaching focus on the areas of social movements, global Marxism, post/anti-colonialism, and the links between classical and contemporary sociological theory to illuminate issues on race, class, and gender in the making of subjectivity and collective action. She has taught at Lehman College – CUNY and has been a visiting research scholar at the CUNY Graduate Center. Nara has also been an academic advisor at the Brazilian Foundation, mentoring students with a Brazilian background as they navigate the U.S. educational environment.

Courses

What is a Social Movement?

W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Reconstruction in America (In-Person)

Race, Class, and Solidarity: Robin D.G. Kelley’s Hammer and Hoe

A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing: an Introduction to Marx

Walter Rodney: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (In-Person)

The Black Atlantic and Beyond: an Introduction to Paul Gilroy

Racecraft: Race, Society, and Superstition

Center and Periphery: Marxism and Postcolonial Theory

Racial Capitalism: Race, Class, and the Black Radical Tradition (In-Person)

Racial Capitalism: Race, Class, and the Black Radical Tradition

Society and the Spirit of Capitalism: an Introduction to Max Weber

Slavery and Social Death: From the Plantation to the 21st Century

What is Participatory Democracy? Theory, Activism, and Power

W.E.B. Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk and Beyond

Imperial Entanglements: an Introduction to Postcolonial Theory (In-Person)

Every Cook Can Govern: an Introduction to C.L.R. James

The Non-Profit Industrial Complex: Between the Market and the State

Power and Cultural Capital: an Introduction to Pierre Bourdieu

The Non-Profit Industrial Complex: Between the Market and the State

Émile Durkheim: Suicide, Structure, and Social Control

The Black Panther Party: Revolution, Repression, and Black Radical Politics

Power and Resistance: Social Movements in Theory and Practice

Making People Up: Race, Racism, and Racial Formation

What is Social Class? Economy, Status, and Culture

What is Class? Economy, Culture, and Identity

The Pink Tide: Strategy and Socialist State Power

Social Movements: Class, Community, and Politics