Where Are Brazilian Sociologists in the Geopolitics of Knowledge?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:45
Location: Hörsaal 6A P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Eloisa MARTIN, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Current Sociology, Brazil
In the last decade, Brazilian scientists have been both compelled and stimulated for internationalization by public funding agencies.  Resources for translation, research, formation and conferences abroad, as well as exigencies for publishing foreign scholars and papers in English in local journals are the most noticeable. In this paper, we would analyse how these policies impact on sociologist working in graduate programs in Brazil. By classifying and analysing Lattes curricula, I will present a map of what, how and where sociologist have been publishing and researching, and how this is related to international networks and collaborative research.  Special attention will be given to the presence of women in international projects and publications, showing that female sociologists have been gaining more space and relevance, specially in institutional positions (such as Brazilian Sociological Association or the ISA), but still remaining underrepresented in core sociological debates. Results will show that Brazilian Sociology is a semi-peripheral academia, in Farid  Alatas terms, and this position also reflects on gender division of labor in Brazilian Sociology.