Anna Carolina Venturini, Postdoctoral Fellow - IPP-CEBRAP
Cristiano dos Santos Rodrigues, Professor of Political Science, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute Geneva
Graduate courses of Brazilian public universities are adopting affirmative action in their admission processes since 2002. Drawing on data from almost 3,000 academic graduate programs (masters and doctorates) of public universities, Anna Carolina Venturini´s research points to a significant diffusion of the policy in the past five years. This seminar will focus on the policies' main characteristics and the changes that affirmative action generates in the student admission processes. Graduate programs sought to design policies that could increase the access of minority groups to graduate education and, at the same time, raised concerns about maintaining quality and academic excellence.