Tiago Fioravante will take a research period at Brock University in Canada
Tiago Fioravante, a master's student of the Graduate Program in Cultural Diversity and Social Inclusion at Feevale University, was awarded a scholarship by the Government of Canada to participate in the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (Elap). In January 2021, the researcher will start studies as a Visiting Research Student at Brock University in Canada. Elap is focused at young leaders in Latin America, and aims to foster the development of human capital for the next generation of leaders, while strengthening the links between research institutions in Canada and Latin America.
Fioravante is a member of the research group “Criança na Mídia: Núcleo de Estudos em Comunicação, Educação e Cultura” and a fellow of the Coordination for Personal Improvement of Higher Education (Capes), under the guidance of Saraí Schmidt, professor of Communication at Feevale University. The researcher will be held at the Department of Child & Youth Studies of the Canadian university, under the guidance of researcher Hannah Dyer.
I am delighted to have been selected within this program, and to encourage new leaders from the Americas. This will be a unique opportunity to be able to share a little about my research - which is being conducted in Brazil - with Canadian researchers, and also in being supervised by Hannah Dyer, who is a reference in my area of study", he says.
According professor Saraí, the experience will be an opportunity to further advance Feevale's internationalization process.
It is very gratifying to see an academic who has graduated from the Institution, and who is now developing his master's degree, gaining this recognition. It was a rigorous selection with academics from various countries. I highlight Tiago's discipline, which has proved to be a very committed researcher and, even during the pandemic, developed a stage of his research y training teachers in the public network", she points out.
Tiago's research, entitled Innocent Monstrosities: the (dis)colonization of the kuir/queer infantile body in journalistic and literary narratives, began in the undergraduate course. His master's final work was an offshoot of the work initiated in the monograph, also carried out at Feevale. The main objective of the researcher is to analyse how cultural representations about effeminate boys, masculinized girls and transgender and intersex children contribute to the processes of school inclusion and exclusion.
In October, Feevale's Master at Creative Industry, Cristiano Zanin was also selected by the Canadian government to participate in the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (Elap) at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Zanin was unable to do the exchanging, as the institution is closed for the receipt of exchange students until the end of the first half of 2021. However, Cristiano will do a virtual exchange, attending Concordia University classes, online and free of charge, for having been one of the selected students.