A Salute to James Green

As the incoming Executive Director of the Brazilian Studies Association, I would like to express my gratitude to James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Modern Latin American History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University, who served a five-year term as Executive Director of BRASA. During the past three decades, nobody has done more to build and strengthen BRASA as an international scholarly organization, which he joined soon after its founding in the early 1990s. To date, he is the only person to have served both as President (2002-2004) and Executive Director (2015-2020) of the association. Jim is also one of the leading modern historians of Brazil and author of ground-breaking works, including Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Brazil, “We Cannot Remain Silent”: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States, 1964-85, Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary, several edited volumes, and dozens of articles. During 2020-2021, he will be on sabbatical during which time he will be working on a new book project “Generation 77: Youth Culture and the Demise of the Brazilian Dictatorship.” Long before Jim decided to pursue an academic career, Jim committed himself to struggles for LGBTQ rights, social justice, and democracy during the period of military rule in Brazil. With the resurgence far-right authoritarianism in Brazil, Jim’s ongoing work as National Coordinator of the U.S. Network for Democracy in Brazil is more urgent than ever. And he will, of course, remain committed to BRASA and its mission of promoting Brazilian Studies. I would also like to thank Ramon Stern, the outgoing Administrative Secretary of BRASA, who was very helpful with the transition of the Secretariat from Brown to Tulane. Christopher Dunn, Tulane University

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