HISTAGRA obtains a Post doctoral contract from the Xunta de Galicia. Modality B
The HISTAGRA group has just obtained a contract type "Help to complete the Postdoctoral training stage", from the Xunta de Galicia. The researcher of the Carlos Benítez Trinidad Group will develop the project "Developmentalist indigenism and indigenous mobilization in contemporary Brazil: social imaginaries, environmental conflicts and political struggle", between 2022 and 2024.
Carlos Benítez Trinidad (Cádiz, 1986) is a Doctor in Knowledge Dissemination by the Federal University of Bahia (2017) and Doctor in History of America from the Pablo de Olavide University (2017), with the thesis A mirror in the middle of a theater of symbols: the Indian imagined by Brazilian power and society during the civil-military dictatorship (1964-1985). Founder of the magazine Iberoamérica Social Network, he has made research stays at the Juri Juri Kawsay Amazon Scientific Station of the Central University of Ecuador and at the Fundação Nacional do Índio in Brazil. He is currently a researcher hired by the University of Santiago de Compostela integrated in the Agrarian History and Rural World Policy group, he is also a member of the international research groups Comparative Agriculture and Family Agriculture of the Federal University of Bahia and Historical and Cultural Integration, development and human rights in Latin America of the Pablo de Olavide University.
His lines of research are: history of imaginaries and mentalities, national narratives in contexts strongly influenced by the colonial experience (either as colonizers or as colonized) as well as the interethnic and domination relations arising from them in the Atlantic World of the twentieth century. He is currently developing a project for the comparative study of Portuguese luso-tropicalism narratives and Brazilian racial democracy and its impact on late Portuguese colonialism and on the formation of the contemporary social and cultural imaginary of both societies.