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Beatriz Junqueira Lage Carbone

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

PhD Candidate

desiguALdades.net: Visiting Doctoral Researcher (01/06/2011 - 01/12/2011)

Academic Career

since 06/2011 Doctoral Researcher desiguALdades.net, Berlin, Germany
since 10/2010

PhD Candidate in Political Science, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

08/2006 - 02/2009

Master in Political Science, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil.


BA in International Relations, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

since 02/2011

Organization of the PhD Group “Feminist Post-Development Theories, supported and sponsored by the International Postgraduate Center Social Sciences (IPC). Göethe Universität Frankfurt am Main.

since 04/2011

Member of the Frankfurt Graduate School, Germany.

since 10/2010

Member of the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies Colloquium. Göethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

2009 FAO-Unicamp Award in Food and Nutritional Security. Awarded by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the University of Campinas. It was given financial assistance for writing an article.

Conditional Cash Transfer Programs, Poverty and Prejudice: analyzing the Bolsa Família Program in Brazil

In my PhD dissertation project I propose to undertake an analysis of predominant representations of the beneficiaries of the Bolsa Familia Program in the Brazilian public sphere. This research proposal is aimed at investigating prejudices toward beneficiaries of the Bolsa Famíliaprogram (i.e. the poorest share of the population and mainly women) by means of a Critical Discourse Analysis of the speech of three central agents of the public sphere: the intellectuals; the journalists; and the upper classes. I will seek to examine which roles power-knowledge schemes related to predominant views concerning poverty reduction, economic development/economic international insertion and social policies play in this debate. In this way, I will seek to study beliefs embedded in statements which address these themes in the media and in selected blogs for the 2004 - 2009 period. It is also intended to examine whether/how the concept of social rights is approached in this debate. Taking these points into account this project proposes the following questions: By which means and terms is the Bolsa Família Program discussed in the public sphere, i.e. which ideas and ideologies are frequently used?

Chapter Books

Carbone, Beatriz (2009). Globalization and the International Social Movements Against Transgenics. IPSA. Annals of 21st World Congress of Political ScienceGlobal Discontent? Dilemmas of Change- July 12 to 16, Santiago, 2009.

VITAGLIANO, Luis.; CARBONE, Beatriz (2008). Investimento europeu na América Latina: interesses na relação bilateral (European Investment in Latin America: Interests in Bi-Lateral Relations). Annals of the IV Congress APCP - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Carbone, Beatriz (2007). Movimentos Sociais Transnacionais e suas Influências sobre a Governança Global (Transnational Social Movements and their Influences over Global Governance). Annals of the San Tiago Dantas Program 1st Graduate Symposium in International Relations.UNESP, UNICAMP, PUC/SP, 12-14th of November, São Paulo. Available at:


Carbone, Beatriz (2007). Movimento Social Europeu de Boicote aos Transgênicos: A internet como espaço apara a mobilização (European Social Movement to Boycott Transgenics: The Internet as a Space for Mobilization). Annals of the IX International Communications Seminar:   Simulacra and (Dis) Simulations in Hyper-Spectacular Society.  PUC/RS, 07-08th November, Porto Alegre. Available at: www.pucrs.br/eventos/sicom.


2011 Panel Convened: “Decolonizing ‘Development’ and ‘Democratization’ Discourses”, International Graduate Conference "Decolonizing the Social Sciences and the Humanities", 16th - 18th June 2011, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.

2010 "Conditional Cash Transfer Programs, Public Sphere and Women in Brazil" paper presented at Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

2008 “Globalization and Citizenship in the Activism against the trade of Transgenics in Europe: challenges or continuities?” Presentation at the Center for International Studies and Comparative Politics CEIPOC –Unicamp, Brazil.

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