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Luisa Turbino Torres (she/they) was born and raised in Brazil and is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, where they also teach classes on comparative politics, women and gender studies, and Latin American politics.
Luisa has diversity, interdisciplinarity, and social justice as core values of their research and teaching ethics. Their work looks at the intersection of sports and politics in a distinctive way, exploring why and how sports are political. They focus on a new kind of activism that has been emerging around soccer in Brazil in recent years, particularly seeking to understand the ways in which it challenges the masculine dominance in these spaces, making soccer also a a space for feminist political organizing.  This event will be presented via Zoom, please register, you can also come to the Women’s Center in East Hall.  Co-sponsored by the Chair of Diversity and Community Arnold A. Sio, Alana Cultural Center, Hancock Commons and the Athletic Department.

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