Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies
The Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies offers fellowships to matriculated University of Illinois graduate students doing research about Brazil. Julia’s research proposal is as follows:
Minha Casa Minha Vida is the major Brazilian public investment in affordable housing. In this study, I analyze whether the program was successful in overcoming structural racial inequalities and including eligible black and brown households proportionately to their representation in the population at large, using the program’s administrative data and interviews with program stakeholders as context for interpreting my administrative data analysis. Outcomes are a structured literature review and a replicable framework. This work directly contributes to understanding potential racial barriers in MCMV, and developing a framework that advances the conceptualization of racialization as an organizing feature for Brazilian housing.
This is the second competitively awarded form of support Julia has recently received that will support this work. ACSP announced that Julia is part of the incoming cohort of ACSP Diversity and Inclusion Fellows. Julia’s advisor is Dr. Andrew Greenlee.