Student Profile | Gustavo
COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION IN CRISIS (CMIC) | University of Ottawa
Gustavo Queiroz da Silva is a 24-year-old Brazilian communications student at the University of Brasilia. His main fields of study are human rights, literature, race, and gender, and he focuses on audiovisual productions. The product of his Community Mobilization in Crisis (CMIC) course was a case study of a settlement community. The settlement was organized by Movimento dos Trabalhadores sem Terra (MST), or Landless Workers’ Movement, and was growing their own vegetables. Additionally, he was empowered to lend his skills and knowledge to Ingles na Estrutural, a volunteering group teaching children English in a marginalized community, Estrutural city.
Gustavo’s work with CMIC taught him about the importance of understanding the intersections of multiple themes, such as gender, race, and class. He joined PET SOL, a research student group at the Social Sciences Institute. Within the group, the main themes they research are literature, cinema/theater, arts, university memory, and sociology theory. Lately, he has also been mostly interested in studying Afro-diasporic literature and algorithmic racism-sexism.
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