On Pedagogies of Travesti Liberation

Speaker: Maria Clara Araújo dos Passos (she/her)

Moderated by: Lucas De Lellis Da Silva (University of Oxford), Jo Perrone (University of Oxford)

This talk will explore how it was up to the population of travestis and trans women in Brazil, most of whom were Black, to create means of collective affirmation of a critical-reflexive citizenship. Even in the face of relentless attempts to place them outside the lines that delimit the condition of citizenship, or even of humanity.


Maria Clara Araújo dos Passos (she/her) is a Brazilian Afrotransfeminist, educator, and activist. She got a BA in Pedagogy (Teaching) from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), with a thesis entitled “Pedagogias das Travestilidades” (Pedagogies of Travesti Liberation). The thesis was recently published in Portuguese by Editora Civilização Brasileira and is now being translated into English and German. There, she discusses the documented knowledge that has been produced by the Brazilian Social Movement of Travestis and Transsexual Women. Currently, she’s a Master’s student in Education (Sociology of Education) at the University of São Paulo. She also holds a Certificate in Afro-Latin American Studies from the Institute for Afro-Latin American Studies at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.

Online registration closes 15 minutes before the start of the event. You will be sent the joining link within 48 hours of the event, on the day and once again 10 minutes before the event starts.