Modern Marronage? The Pursuit and Practice of Freedom in the Contemporary World

Project Details

Description

Dr Lingna Nafafé is also currently working (as Co-Investigator) with Prof. Julia O’Connell Davidson (PI), University of Bristol; on a five-year European Research Council Advance Grant (ERC) project entitled: “Modern Marronage? The Pursuit and Practice of Freedom in the Contemporary World”(here). He leads the project’s Brazil strand, conducting archival research on Quilombo dos Palmares, one of the earliest, largest and most successful Maroon communities in the seventeenth century, and on migrants’ settlement in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. He examines Quilombos dos Palmares’ historical struggle for freedom and its relationship with the contemporary Housing Movement. The project involves undertaking archival and ethnographic research in Recife, Maceó, Salvador, São Paulo and Alagoas.

Layman's description

Dr Lingna Nafafé is also currently working (as Co-Investigator) with Prof. Julia O’Connell Davidson (PI), University of Bristol; on a five-year European Research Council Advance Grant (ERC) project entitled: “Modern Marronage? The Pursuit and Practice of Freedom in the Contemporary World”(here). He leads the project’s Brazil strand, conducting archival research on Quilombo dos Palmares, one of the earliest, largest and most successful Maroon communities in the seventeenth century, and on migrants’ settlement in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. He examines Quilombos dos Palmares’ historical struggle for freedom and its relationship with the contemporary Housing Movement. The project involves undertaking archival and ethnographic research in Recife, Maceó, Salvador, São Paulo and Alagoas.
Alternative titleModern Marronage? The Pursuit and Practice of Freedom
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/09/181/08/23