Academics under threat
The Network Academics under Threat (in Spanish, Académicxs en Riesgo) welcomes you to the first portal in Spanish, Portuguese and English that aims to make visible a multiplicity of situations of violence and intimidation faced by those who work, from a critical and independent perspective, in academia, teaching and research issues of social, political and economic relevance.
Solidarity with Uruguayan political scientist Gerardo Caetano for the aggressions carried out against him by former military officer and repressor Eduardo Ferro Bizzozero
Political scientist and historian Gerardo Caetano has been the target of aggressive statements made by repressor and retired military officer Eduardo Ferro Bizzozero, who worked in various military intelligence units during the Uruguayan dictatorship and was recently prosecuted for his responsibility in cases of torture and forced disappearances.
The research project “Educators are defenders” invites to the webinar “Educators are defenders! Welcome to fight!” which will be held on December 7th, at 9 am. The webinar will have simultaneous translation (Portuguese/English) and a certificate for the participants. The event will count with the participation of Tara Maden (Front Line Dedenfers), Luciana Peri (Protect Defenders), Marcus Vinicius Pereira (IFRJ), Pâmella Passos (IFRJ) and the moderation of Evelyn Morgan (IFRJ).
The case of Francesca Lessa was one of the cases that prompted the first gathering where the network Academics under Threat was established in Barcelona in 2018. In that gathering, researchers from different countries and disciplines shared their too often silenced stories of harassment and threats because of their research and teaching work at university.