Saint Louis University

Alvaro Jarrin, Ph.D.
Alvaro Jarrin, Ph.D.

Alvaro Jarrin, Ph.D., from Union College, will give a talk titled, "Towards a Biopolitics of Beauty: Eugenics, Citizenship and Plastic Surgery in Brazil" from 4-5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in room 211 of McGannon Hall. This event is open to the all faculty, students and staff.

Jarrin is a candidate for the open position of assistant professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Jarrin, earned his doctorate in cultural anthropology from Duke University where he introduced a course in gender and culture. His research focuses on how perceptions of beauty in Brazil reflect both the existing social inequalities and the struggles to produce a more egalitarian society. His research is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program.