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Sabrina Villenave

Title of thesis

Enforced disappearances in Brazil: a military regime phenomenon?


My thesis is focus in the particular phenomenon of the enforced disappearances and how it is possible to think about the state-individual relationship in a way that this power relation dynamic may present a pattern of violence-trauma-violence cycle. The aim is to understand if this tension between the state and the individual may bring a political trauma regardless the state of exception.

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Planned submission date

September 2017

Research interests

State violence, political trauma, critical security studies.