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PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS
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ABOUT

PERSONAL DETAILS
sabrina.fernandes [at] carleton.ca
Sociology PhD working on leftist fragmentation, depoliticization, climate change activism, critical pedagogy and feminist epistemologies.

BIO

ABOUT ME

I have a Ph.D. in Sociology (with a Collaborative option in Political Economy) from Carleton University, an MA in Political Economy from Carleton University, and a BA in Economics (Political Economy Honours) from St. Thomas University. I am currently affiliated with the University of Brasília as a Full Collaborating Researcher.

Interests

Research and Teaching

Marxist Humanism, Political Economy, Critical Pedagogy, Left Politics, Solidarity, Development/Underdevelopment, Brazil and Latin America, Feminist Political Economy, Women and Politics, Reproductive Justice, Women and the City, Right to the City, Education, Ecosocialism.

FACTS

FACTS ABOUT ME

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ACADEMIC HISTORY

EDUCATION
  • 2016
    2012
    Ottawa, ON

    SOCIOLOGY - PHD

    Carleton University

    Supervisor: Dr. Justin Paulson
  • 2012
    2010
    Ottawa, ON

    POLITICAL ECONOMY - MA

    Carleton University

    Supervisor: Dr. Cristina Rojas
  • 2010
    2006
    Fredericton, NB

    ECONOMICS - BA HONS

    St. Thomas University

    Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Secord
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
  • 2015
    2014
    Brasília, DF

    JUNIOR COLLABORATING RESEARCHER

    University of Brasília

    Supervisor: Stefan Klein
  • NOW
    2014
    Ottawa, ON

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    Carleton University

    Supervisor: Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan
  • NOW
    2016
    Gatineau, QC

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    UQO

    Supervisor: Charmain Levy
  • 2011
    Ottawa, ON

    ASSISTANT RESEARCHER

    Polaris Institute

    Supervisor: Richard Girard
  • 2009
    Fredericton, NB

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    University of New Brunswick

    Supervisor: Rebecca Angeles
SELECT HONOURS AND AWARDS
  • 2016
    2015
    Canada

    Ontario Graduate Scholarship

    Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

  • 2015
    2012
    Canada

    Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship

    SSHRC

  • 2012
    2011
    Canada

    Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (MA)

    SSHRC

  • 2011
    2010
    Canada

    Ontario Graduate Scholarship

    Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

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RESEARCH

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Depoliticization and leftist fragmentation in Brazil

Doctoral research

This dissertation project focuses on two problems in Brazilian left politics: fragmentation and depoliticization. There is consensus inside the Brazilian left regarding its fragmentation, but little analysis has been done beyond the perception of the organizations and activists involved. The same can be said about depoliticization, explained here through the phenomena of post-politics and ultra-politics, and which is arguably the mark of the difficulties the left has found to mobilize the working class even as it is under attack. This dissertation fills the gap in the literature by addressing these two problems from the Gramscian perspective of a crisis of praxis. The concept of a crisis of praxis is proposed to attend to the misalignment between theory and practice at the leftist organizational level that has led to melancholia and distance from the consciousness of the class. It is argued that without properly addressing fragmentation and depoliticization, the left will have trouble appealing to the working class, especially given the conclusions of a crisis of representation that was exposed in Brazil in June 2013.

Neoliberalization of education in Brazil and the private cursinho sector

MA research

Coming soon

The political economy of the conflict behind the Madeira River Hydroelectric project in Brazil

BA Hons Research

Coming soon
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TEACHING

TEACHING HISTORY
  • 2017
    Brasília, DF

    PROFESSOR (Contract)

    University of Brasília

    Introduction to Sociology
  • 2014
    Ottawa, ON

    TEACHING ASSISTANT

    Carleton University

    ANTH 2670 – Ethnography of Brazil
  • 2014
    Ottawa, ON

    TEACHING ASSISTANT

    Carleton University

    SOCI 3300 – Sociology of Education
  • 2012
    Ottawa, ON

    TEACHING ASSISTANT

    Carleton University

    SOCI 1001 – Introduction to Sociology
  • 2010-2011
    2011-2012
    Ottawa, ON

    TEACHING ASSISTANT

    Carleton University

    ECON 1000 – Introduction to Economics
  • 2009
    2008
    Fredericton, NB

    TEACHING ASSISTANT

    University of New Brunswick

    ADM 3713 – E-commerce
GUEST LECTURES
  • 2014
    Ottawa, ON

    GUEST LECTURER

    Carleton University

    The right to the city and mega-events (ANTH 2670)
  • 2014
    Ottawa, ON

    GUEST LECTURER

    Carleton University

    #vemprarua: The use of social media to protest in Brazil - Making sense of the contradictions around the Internet, social discontent, and democratic ideals (ANTH 2690)
  • 2015
    Brasília, DF

    GUEST LECTURER

    Rede Jubileu Sul

    Introduction to the theory of the State (Guest lecture invited by the Rede Jubileu Sul Institute in Brasília, Brazil – general audience)
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