Here’s an essay I wrote about Ryan Lochte and the death of Darlene da Silva, a woman who was killed in a favela in the Complexo do Alemao, in Rio, during the Olympics: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/american-anthropological-association/ryan-lochte-and-darlene-d_b_11652698.html
Here’s a link to an article in the Chicago Tribune, quoting me, about the lack of investment in sports facilities in Rio’s favelas:
I’ve made a playlist on Spotify of music that goes along with my book, mostly Carioca rap, funk and samba (and some Racionais, of course!): https://open.spotify.com/user/bpenglase/playlist/0WufnYmXHKNfurW6aWD14o
For more information about my book, Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela, recently published by Rutgers University Press, see the book page.
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Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies
Loyola University Chicago