College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Jaime Amparo Alves
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Anthropology

Jaime Amparo Alves
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 4S Room 210
Phone : 718.982.3768
Fax : 718.982.3794
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Degrees :
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
MA, University of Texas at Austin
B.A, Universidade de Ribeirão Preto

Biography / Academic Interests :
I hold a PhD in Anthropology and Black Studies from The University of Texas/Austin. My research interest includes racialized policing practices, mass incarceration and black urban life in Brazil and Colombia. Before joining CSI/CUNY I served as visiting professor and affiliated researcher at the Africana Research Center (Penn State) and at the Centro de Estudios Afrodiaspóricos, Universidad Icesi (Colombia). As an activist anthropologist I have worked with the black movement and abolitionist projects in Brazil, Colombia, and the United States. As a journalist, I have contributed to alternative newspapers in Brazil and written regularly in my blog "com raiva e paciencia" (with anger and patience).

Scholarship / Publications :
Alves, J. A. Blood in Reasoning: State Violence, Contested Territories and Black Criminal Agency in Urban Brazil. Journal of Latin American Studies, Online first; 2015, pp.1-27.

Alves, J. A., & Alves, D. Drugs and Drug Control in Brazil. In: Kalunta-Crumpton, A. (Ed.). Pan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Control: An International Perspective. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd, 2015.

Alves, J. A. I’ve Killed, I’ve Robbed, I’m a Man: Narratives of Violence, White ImagiNations and the Making of Black Masculinity in “City of God”. Revista Ciencias Sociales, Cali: Colombia, (13), 2014, pp.313-337. [revised/reprinted version]

Alves, J. A. Neither Humans nor Rights Some Notes on the Double Negation of Black Life in Brazil. Journal of Black Studies, 45, 2014, pp. 143-162.

Alves, J. A.. From Necropolis to Blackpolis: Necropolitical Governance and Black Spatial Praxis in São Paulo/Brazil. Antipode, 46(2), 2013, pp.323-339.

Alves, Jaime A. "Topografias da Violencia: necropoder e governamentalidade especial em São Paulo" Revista do Departamento de Geografia, 22, 2010, pp. 108-134.

Last Updated: 10.29.2015