Lilia Schwarcz

Lilia Schwarz Renato Parada


Lilia Moritz Schwarcz is Full Professor in Anthropology at the University of São Paulo and Global Scholar at Princeton. Lilia was fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation (2006/ 2007) and a visiting professor at Oxford, Leiden, Brown, École des hautes études en sciences sociales and Columbia University.  She published several books, such as Retrato em branco e negro (1987),  O sol do Brasil (2008);  Lima Barreto. Triste visionário (2017); among them three in English: Spectacle of Races (1999);  The Emperors beard: D. Pedro II a tropical king, (Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 2004), and Brazil: a biography – with Heloisa Starling (Companhia, 2016/ Penguin, Spain 2016; Farrar Strauss and Giroux and Penguin UK, to be published in 2018). Lilia also works as editor of non-fiction books at Companhia das Letras. She was a curator of some exhibitions such as:  Nicolas-Antoine Taunay: a French translation of the tropics (2008), A history of Brazil an interpretation by photographs, (with Boris Kossoy, 2013), Mestizo Histories (with Adriano Pedrosa, 2014), Childhood histories (MASP, 2016), Sexuality Histories (Masp, 2018) and Afro-Atlantic histories (to be open in June 2018 at Masp and Instituto Tomie Ohtake. Since 2015 she is co-curator at MASP (Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo) and a columnist at Nexo Magazine.