The Flesh and Blood of Repression

Dr. Chirio's project explores how, during the Brazilian military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985, the agents of political repression were selected, trained (both in Brazil and abroad), and how their career evolved. Specifically, Dr. Chirio seeks to explore the following questions: did they have a particular profile that caught the recruiter’s attention? Who were the recruiters? Were the repressive agents particularly rewarded? Did they get promoted faster than their fellow military officers? Were they inserted into international repressive networks? Did they have any trouble during the democratization process? How did their career end? Dr. Chirio's project is, therefore, primarily concerned with what she calls “the flesh and blood”, the human composition of agencies involved in political repression.

Join CLAS and the Institut des Amériques for a collaborative event featuring Dr. Maud Chirio. Dr. Chirio is an associate professor of Brazilian history at l’Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Following studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieur, Dr. Chirio completed her doctoral research at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research focuses on political and military forces during the Brazilian dictatorship period and questions of authoritarianism, democracy and rights.

Thursday, January 18 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, 450
37th and O St., N.W., Washington


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Center for Latin American Studies





Dr. Maud Chirio

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