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To be Black, Queer and Radical: Centring the epistemology of Marielle Franco

Gabriela Silva Loureiro EMAIL logo
From the journal Open Cultural Studies

Abstract

The aim of this article is to pay tribute to Marielle Franco, a Brazilian LGBTQ+ Black activist from the favela who was brutally executed in March 14, 2018. Taking Marielle’s life and death as a case study, I will demonstrate how she embodied Black feminist theory and practice and how her execution can be better addressed by situating it within the context of spatialities of race and the necropolitical governance of Rio de Janeiro.

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Received: 2018-11-01
Accepted: 2020-02-13
Published Online: 2020-05-08

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