Georg Walter Wink

Georg Walter Wink

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. Brazil has been the focus of my education and research activities since my undergraduate studies. I have concentrated on the cultural and social history of Brazil in texts and contexts, always using an interdisciplinary approach that integrates history, social studies, cultural studies and literary studies. Specific subjects I have examined are the "alternative" press during the civil-military governments (master’s thesis) and the discursive constructions of collective identity and places of remembrance in essays, literature and institutional nation-building texts (doctoral dissertation). During my postdoctoral research I looked at south-south cultural relations, especially the transfers of ideas between Latin America and South Asia and the creation of a southern epistemology through these intellectual relations.

Head of Centre for Latin American Studies.

 

Currently I am working in the following field and on the following topics:

General interests: Cultural and social history of Brazil in texts and contexts (especially narratives of national identity); Crisis of Democracy in Brazil (e.g., Corruption, Impeachment, Politicization of Justice, Political System, Political and Macroeconomic Reforms); Inequality and Race Relations (Social Policies, especially Affirmative Action Policies); Brazil’s new role as a Global Player (e.g., Brazil’s relations to Africa); Postcolonial and Decolonial Cultural Theory (e.g., South-South Epistemologies, Cultural Anthropophagy, Transculturality and Migration), Intercultural Communication Theory and Practice; Brazilian Mass Media (oligopoly structures, discourses and political role); Contemporary Brazilian Literatures; Translation in Theory and Practice (especially comics and poetry).

 

Concluded Projects: Postdoctoral research on Migrant Literature as an Expression of Transculturality; Postdoctoral research "Sur/South – América Latina – India” on intellectual relations and the transferral of ideas between Latin America and South Asia South-South cultural relations (intellectual relations and transfers of ideas between Latin America and South Asia); Joint research project in collaboration with the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (coordinator) "When Inclusion Masks Exclusion: Disempowerment and Depoliticization of Minority Issues through 'Harmonizing' Discourses" (external funding by the International Network Programme 2014 of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science) published as special issue in Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies; Research project on cultural relations Brazil-Africa "Pioneers of a South-South Dialogue: The Cultural Periodical Sul (1948–57) in Florianópolis, Brazil"; Joint research in collaboration with the University of Brasília (co-coordinator) about literature, genre and its relations to other arts like film and music, with a special focus on popular literature or so called “sub”-literature, concluded by organizing in Copenhagen the International Conference Contrabandos literários, resistências epistêmicas.

 

Current projects: Joint research project in collaboration with the State University of Rio de Janeiro (co-coordinator) about discourses of mass media, social media and mobilisation of social movements; Joint research project in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) at Oslo Metropolitan University about actors, means and objectives of political and social conservatism in Brazil.

Teaching

Office hours: Tuesday 13-14

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Brazil, Land of the Past: The Ideological Roots of the New Right

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2021, Cuernavaca, México: Bibliotopía. 340 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    A mão invisível de Deus: sobre a aliança entre liberais e conservadores na nova direita brasileira

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2020, In: Dialogos Latinoamericanos. 21, 29, p. 71-87 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Demokratiets krise og højrefløjs-skiftet i Brasilien

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2020, Demokratiets krise og de nye autokratier. Seeberg, P. & Thorup, M. (eds.). Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, p. 325-348 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Pensamiento Social Danés sobre América Latina

    Jeppesen, A. M. E. (ed.), Rodriguez, E. G. P. (ed.) & Wink, Georg Walter (ed.), 2021, Buenos Aires: CLACSO. 224 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Living (Il)legalities in Brazil: Practices, Narratives and Institutions in a Country on the Edge

    Brandellero, S. (ed.), Pardue, D. (ed.) & Wink, Georg Walter (ed.), 2020, New York / London: Routledge. 182 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Jeitinho Revisited

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2020, Living (Il)legalities in Brazil: Practices, Narratives and Institutions in a Country on the Edge. London / New York: Routledge, p. 52-71 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Judicialização da política ou politização da justiça? Uma análise discursiva do Libelo Acusatório contra a presidenta Dilma Rousseff no processo de impeachment

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2017, In: MOARA: Revista Eletrônica do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras. 2017, 47, p. 152-173 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Humor golpista: memes sobre Dilma Rousseff durante o “impeachment”

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2018, In: Veredas. 27, p. 123-140 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    “Looking for more Brazilian solutions”: Rhetorical Strategies against Ethnic Quotas in Brazilian Higher Education

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2018, In: Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies. 6, 2, p. 3-41 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Pioneers of a South-South Dialogue: The Cultural Periodical Sul (1948–57) in Florianópolis, Brazil

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2017, In: Iberoromania. 2017, 86, p. 222-240 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Selected activities

  1. NILAS Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies (External organisation)

    Wink, Georg Walter (Member)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in committee, council, board

  2. ABRE III International Congress of the Association of Brazilianists in Europe

    Wink, Georg Walter (Organizer)

    21 Sep 2021

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

  3. 10th Conference of the Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN) 2018

    Wink, Georg Walter (Organizer) & Braathen, E. (Organizer)

    26 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

  4. III REBRAC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - Rede Europeia de Brasilianistas de Análise Cultural / European Network of Brazilianists Working in Cultural Analysis

    Wink, Georg Walter (Organizer), Pardue, D. (Organizer) & Brandellero, S. (Organizer)

    19 Oct 201820 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

  5. O Paradigma "Culturalista": implicações contraproducentes para a prática intercultural

    Wink, Georg Walter (Invited speaker)

    24 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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