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ICC Director, Dr Beatriz Garcia, in Brazil to present research findings on cultural narratives in the wake of Rio 2016

Added on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

This week, ICC Director, Dr Beatriz Garcia, is in Brazil to present concluding findings from research into the narratives surrounding Rio 2016’s Olympic Games. For the past year, Dr. Garcia has been carrying out this work alongside colleagues from the University of Sao Paulo, led by Professor Paulo Nassar, as part of a British Academy-awarded Newton Fund to promote knowledge exchange between two higher education institutions.

During her visit, Dr Garcia will speak at a symposium in Sao Paulo as well as at a conference in Rio de Janeiro, entitled ‘The Cultural Legacy of the Rio Olympic Games: The Story One Year On’. The conference is an opportunity for Dr Garcia and the team of researchers from the University of Sao Paulo to present their findings on the narratives which have surrounded Rio and Brazil during the year after the Games took place, and concludes the research project.

In the months since the Brazilian team visited Liverpool in May to present findings up to that point, this research project has received a great deal of attention in the Brazilian media [1] [2] [3] [4], including in the leading Brazilian business periodical, Exame, for which Dr. Garcia was interviewed. (For a transcript of Dr. Garcia’s interview with Exame, click here.) There has also been a degree of international media attention, with the research discussed online by Finnish public service broadcaster, YLE.

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