In part 2 of our interview with Daniela Gomes, she discusses “cleansing of the race,” Hip hop in São Paulo, and the unification of black people in the African Diaspora. If you didn’t catch her bio in part 1, check it out below.
Please be sure to connect with Daniela on the internets.
Daniela’s Blog: http://afroatitudes.blogspot.com.br/
Daniela Gomes’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/danielagomesjor
Daniela Gomes’ Biography
Daniela Gomes is from São Paulo, Brazil and is a PhD candidate in African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas – Austin. Daniela received her Masters degree in Cultural Studies at the University of São Paulo as well as did a Graduate course in Media, Information and Culture. Ms. Gomes received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the Methodist University of São Paulo.
Daniela is an activist in the Afro-Brazilian Movement and has worked closely with the communications and international affairs department at Zumbi dos Palmares College since 2004. Zumbi dos Palmares is the only Black college in Brazil. Ms. Gomes has written for Afirmativa Plural magazine, the international news agency Afrobras and the talk show Negros em Foco. As Administrator of International Affairs, Daniela has managed Zumbi dos Palmares’ relationships and programs with HBCUs and numerous global partnerships across the African Diaspora.
Ms. Gomes’ wrote her master thesis entitled, “The Sound of the Diaspora: The Influence of American Black Music in the São Paulo Black Cultural Scene” as well as developed several lectures at universities in the U.S. and Brazil. Daniela presented a talk on Racism and Xenophobia in Latin America at the United Nations 5th session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards in Geneva, Switzerland in August 2013.
To complement Daniela’s efforts to build international bridges in the fight against racism around the globe, she participated in the course of Theoretical and Political Questions of the Diaspora, hosted by University of Texas in partnership with the State University of Rio de Janeiro and the non-profit Criola.
Ms. Gomes was also one of 10 participants selected from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to take part in the First Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent in 2011.