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PhD Dissertation Defence: “Neighbouring horizons: migration, squatting, and citizenship in São Paulo”

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Apartment building with graffiti attached to clean apartment buidling

Photo credit: Diana Zacca Thomaz/BSIA


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Diana Zacca Thomaz‘s dissertation examines the shared struggles and political horizons of citizens and non-citizens living together in squatted buildings in central São Paulo, Brazil. The arguments in Diana’s dissertation have implications for how we conceptualize the relationship between cities and citizenship, for how we analyse the political horizons of international migrants, and for how we interpret coalitions forged between citizens and non-citizens.




Chairperson: Dr. Michael Cinelli
Co-Advisors: Dr. Kim Rygiel and Dr. Paul Freston
Committee: Dr. Alison Mountz and Dr. Peter Neyrs
Internal/External: Dr. Alex Latta
External: Dr. Anne McNevin, The New School, New York, USA

Note: Registration closes November 2nd at 11pm. The link will be sent to registrants in the morning of November 5th.



November 5
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON Canada
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