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Patricia Sequeira Brás

Patricia Sequeira Brás teaches Portuguese Modern Cultures. The relationship between politics and cinema that motivated her doctoral work continues to shape her new research projects. Her current interests include representations of crises in cinema and video; explorations on film viewership and political and ethical engagements; communicative and affect capitalism. These interrogations are informed by work from an array of disciplinary fields within the humanities: film theory, philosophy, political theory and recent research in neuroscience.

The cynical creation of the Internet

Yasha Levine: Surveillance Valley. The Secret Military History of the Internet
SURVEILLANCE:State surveillance would not have been possible without the services of Silicon Valley's technology companies. For example, Google in Surveillance Valley is described as "a full-fledged military contractor, who sold versions of the company's consumer data and analytics technology to police departments, city councils, and major U.S. intelligence and military organizations."

When public welfare becomes dependent on charity

Emma Dowling: The Care Crisis. What Caused It and How Can We End It?
CARE: The UK is increasingly dependent on the efforts of volunteers to provide citizens with a minimum of care while public services are suffering from budget cuts and crises.

Japanese women's views on life, gender roles and society

Anne-Stine Johnsbråten (photo): Good Wife, Wise Mother
PHOTO: Japanese women struggle between traditional gender roles, an expectation of work effort and reproduction while maintaining the role of "good wife, wise mother".