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Erika Robb Larkins

Erika Robb Larkins is an associate professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology at San Diego State University, and director of the J. Keith Behner and Catherine M. Stiefel Program on Brazil. Her research and teaching focus on urban anthropology, particularly violence and inequality in Brazil. Her first book, The Spectacular Favela: Violence in Modern Brazil (University of California Press, 2015), explores the political economy of spectacular violence in one of Rio’s most famous favelas. Dr Larkins is presently working on a second book examining the private-security industry in Brazil.


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