Anthony W. Pereira is a Professor of Brazilian Studies and Director of the Brazil Institute at King’s College London. He obtained his B.A. from Sussex University (U.K.) in 1982 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1986 and 1991 respectively. Before coming to King’s, he held positions at Harvard, the New School University, Tufts University, the University of East Anglia, and Tulane University in New Orleans. His research interests include the issues of authoritarian rule, democracy, human rights, and political economy, especially in Brazil but also in other countries of the southern cone of South America. Among his publications are The End of the Peasantry: The Rural Labor Movement in Northeast Brazil, 1961-1988 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997) and Political (In)justice: Authoritarianism and the Rule of Law in Brazil, Chile and Argentina (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005).
Too Many Laws?
"The arts and humanities need to be defended and we must fight for the freedom to extend barriers, not merely to work within them. What better arena than The Battle of Ideas?"
Professor Colin Lawson, Director, Royal College of Music