Author Archives: Anna Grimaldi

About Anna Grimaldi

Anna Grimaldi is lecturer in Modern Latin American History at the Department of History at King's College London. She holds a joint PhD in Global Affairs from King's Brazil Institute and the University of Sao Paulo's Institute of International Relations. A book based on her thesis, entitled Brazil and the Transnational Human Rights Movement, is shortly due for publication with Anthem Press. Her current research seeks to identify and historically situate Global South contributions to human rights and development paradigms.

European Media Coverage of Brazil’s New Human Rights: 1964–1985

Abstract: Drawing from a study of Brazilians’ interactions with the transnational human rights movements and advocacy networks of the 1960s-1980s, this paper discusses the channels through which Brazilians’ concerns for rights and development during their military dictatorship reached audiences of national newspapers in Belgium, France, the UK, and Switzerland. It reveals, to a previously unacknowledged degree, the significant role played by Brazilian Liberation Theology in framing the country’s human rights struggles, and points to various ways that local environments and institutions influenced the framing of Continue reading → Continue reading →