The Life and Times of a Gay Brazilian Revolutionary

James N. Green 

March 14, 2019

Event Description

Herbert Daniel was a significant and complex figure in Brazilian leftist revolutionary politics and social activism from the mid-1960s until his death in 1992. He joined a Brazilian revolutionary guerrilla organization but had to conceal his sexual identity from his comrades, a situation he referred to as internal exile. Daniel was engaged in electoral politics and social activism, championing gay rights, feminism, and environmental justice. James N. Green will speak about Daniel's personal and political experiences to investigate the opposition to Brazil's military dictatorship, the left's construction of revolutionary masculinity, and the challenge that the transition to democracy posed to radical movements.


James N. Green is Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History at Brown University and the author of several books, including Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary and We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States, both published by Duke University Press.


Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of History, the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.