Bugs and Political Crises in Brazil since 2014

Leonardo Cardoso is Assistant Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. Cardoso’s work explores sound-making and auditory practices as avenues for studying the state. His first book, Sound-Politics in São Paulo, provides an ethnographic study of urban noise in Brazil’s most populous city. He is currently researching how the Brazilian state has deployed sounds for political propaganda, crime control, forensic evidence, and collective deliberation.