This talk addresses an important but always neglected subject: the ways in which hostile humor operates as an instrument that reproduces racial and male dominance in corporate spaces. By examining employment discrimination cases in Latin American coutries, the authour demonstrates that humor creates significant obstacles to integration of minorities in social settings that normalizes male and white identities as examples of ideal employees.
About the Lecturer:
Adilson José Moreira holds a SJD degree from Harvard Law School (2013) and a doctoral degree in Constitutional Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais Law School (2007). He has published articles and books about antidiscrimination law, constitutional law, legal hermeneutics, law and sexuality and legal history. His teaching interests include: Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Law and Psychology, Legal Philosophy, Antidiscrimination Law, Sociology of Law, Critical Race Theory, and Family Law. He is currently teaching Constitutional Theory and Human Rights at Mackenzie Presbyterian University Law School.