A Brazil LAB event with Ernesto Batista Mané Júnior and Mauricio Acuña.
Ernesto Mané is a Visiting Research Scholar at the Science and Global Security Program of the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Manchester and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Canadian Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics (TRIUMF). In 2014, he then joined the Brazilian Diplomatic Corps and has been working in the field of disarmament and nonproliferation.
Mané was recently named by the UN as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent under 40 years of age.
Mauricio Acuña is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of São Paulo (USP) and is the author of A Ginga da Nação: Intelectuais na Capoeira e Capoeiristas Intelectuais. Acuña’s current research explores how African and Afrodiasporic identities were internationally performed and imagined in Brazil, Cuba, Senegal and the United States.
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