Luiz Valerio P. Trindade

Luiz Valério P. Trindade is a qualitative social researcher and teaching professional with a solid academic background and methodology acumen, with formation studies conducted in Brazil, Canada, Portugal, the US and the UK. His main areas of scholarship and research lie in the fields of sociology of race and ethnicity, racism and anti-racism, social representation of ethnic minorities on means of mass communication, critical discourse analysis, hate speech and social media.

Hate Speech on Social Media Undermines Important UN Declarations

Evidence suggests that one effect of the growing phenomenon of online hate speech is that it fosters varied forms of inequalities (e.g. class, race, gender, and place of origin) and, consequently, also (in)directly undermines important United Nations declarations promoting human rights.

4 years ago

How the Brazilian Elite Delegitimize Demands for Greater Racial Equality

Brazilian elite have an enduring resistance to acknowledging the existence and the pernicious effects of racism in shaping the country’s contemporary social relations. These effects will have major implications on the way Brazil will continue to react toward prejudices and color-blind racism. Something that Brazilian author Luiz Trindade says is “problematic for Brazil and all Brazilians.”

4 years ago

Social Media in Brazil: Distilling Racism Against Black Women

Rather than a ‘racial democracy,’ racism and prejudice against black people and women in particular, remains strong in the minds of many Brazilians. Using his policy brief as ammunition, Dr. Luiz Valerio argues that social media platforms play an important role in the dissemination and reinforcement of such ideologies and offers recommendations that should not be overlooked.

5 years ago