Session 12: Jaime Leite Jr

About Jaime

Jaime Leite Junior (He/Him)
PhD Candidate at Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar/Brazil)
Visiting Research Student at Western University (UWO/Canada)

Jaime Leite Junir is an Occupational Therapist with an undergraduate degree from Federal University of São Carlos (2016). Has specialization in Mental Health (2018) from the School of Medical Sciences of the University of Campinas (FCM-UNICAMP). Currently working on PhD in the Postgraduate Program in Occupational Therapy at the Federal University of São Carlos (PPGTO / UFSCar) and as Visiting Research Student at University Western Ontario (2022-2023). He is Cofounder of the Quefazer Group: Studies and discussions in Social Occupational Therapy; Dona Ivone Lara Group: Occupational Therapy and Black People; and SexGen-OTOS: International Network on Sexualities and Genders within Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science. Jaime is also member of the Metuia Network – Social Occupational Therapy and works mainly in the following themes: Dissidence of Genders and Sexualities, Social Occupational Therapy, Undergraduate Education, Professional Practice, Mental Health, Public Health, Ethnic and Racial Issues and Culture.


Session Title

Dissident Genders and Sexualities and Life Possibilities


Session Details

This seminar aims to create a dialogue about the possibilities of life faced by the population who experience dissidence of genders and sexualities. Taking the Brazilian reality as a central example, the proposal is that we can understand how the vulnerability and subalternization processes of these people create and maintain situations of social injustice, demanding actions from every society engaged in social transformation.

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