What Happened? Religion and Democracy in Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election
Lecture by Amy Erica Smith
In October 2018, Brazil’s far-rightist Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency with a wave of support from Evangelical and Pentecostal citizens. Drawing on a recent four-wave online panel study, this presentation will examine the roles of religion and democratic attitudes in shaping Brazilians’ support for Bolsonaro.
November 30, 2018
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Free & open to the public!
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Amy Erica Smith (Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh, 2011) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University, and author of Religion and Brazilian Democracy: Mobilizing the People of God, which is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Dr. Smith’s work has been published in top political science journals and supported by funders such as the National Science Foundation and Fulbright. She is excited to come home to Pittsburgh.