Author: Rebecca Tarlau

Rebecca Tarlau is an Assistant Professor at The Pennsylvania State University affiliated with the Center for Global Workers’ Rights. She is the author of Occupying School, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).


What’s Left of the Brazilian Left?

Reasons for Cautious Optimism from the Landless Workers Movement


In May 2017, Left politics in Brazil were pretty bleak. It was almost a year after the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff of the Brazilian Workers Party (PT), whose ousting from power brought along with it an onslaught of austerity policies.2