I am an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Toronto. I received a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am generally interested in studying how people's perception of social categories and social inequality interact with "social structure" (distribution of resources, social networks, family etc) and with government policies, and how these interactions vary in space and time. My current work focuses on how Brazilians think about and use racial categories in a context of increased efforts by Brazilian government agencies to explicitly address racial inequality.
Schwartzman, Luisa Farah and Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva,“Unexpected narratives from Multicultural Policies: Translations of Affirmative Action in Brazil.” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Vol.7, No.1, 2012. (Forthcoming) (a preprint version is available here )
Schwartzman, Luisa Farah, “Seeing Like Citizens: Unofficial Understandings of Official Racial Categories in a Brazilian University.” Journal of Latin American Studies , Vol. 41, part 2, May 2009 ( link to the official journal website )
Schwartzman, Luisa Farah, “Who are the Blacks? The Question of Racial Classification in Brazilian Affirmative Action Policies in Higher Education.” Cahiers de la Recherche sur l'Éducation et les Savoirs, No. 7, October 2008.
Schwartzman, Luisa Farah, “Does Money Whiten? Intergenerational Changes in Racial Classification in Brazil.” American Sociological Review, Vol. 72, pp. 940-963, December 2007. (a pre-edited version is available here)
SOC332 - Race and Ethnicity (undergraduate)
SOC375 - Sociology of International Migration (undergraduate)
SOC6109 - Ethnicity II (graduate)
SOC6302 - Statistics for Sociologists (graduate)
luisa.fs "at" utoronto.ca