BA, Journalism – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) (2013)
Postgraduate in Literature, Art and Contemporary Thought

Biography

Pedro Daher is a Master’s student in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Postgraduate degree in Literature, Art, and Contemporary Thought, both from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil. His work seeks to rethink and redeploy difference, releasing it from the shackles of the projects of cultural and racial difference from the 19th and 20th-centuries and also 20th-century reworkings of the concept, as the famous Deleuzian solution of difference in itself. To do so, he is interested in performing a sort of genealogical work of reading the texts that wrote the Modern text itself to understand how subaltern populations were written as subaltern and forever placed outside of Universality, allowing them to suffer violence without any sort of ethical crisis ensuing from it. Since he is Brazilian, he is interested in understanding how Western metaphysics deployed itself in Brazil. This brings us back to difference and why it is important to rethink it: in order to change how we write, that is, to arrive at a moment wherein writing does not require the original violence explained by Derrida, he is convinced that a complete new sociality must be created, a sociality that writes itself from without the Modern text while inhabiting it simply to fully escape it.

Research

I will research around the complex and never ending concept of difference. How can we create a society that’s based on our differences, the only and exact aspect that makes us equal? What are the paths that we can pursue in order to develop relationships based on diversity and not on sameness? Those are some of the questions.

Rogers Film Prize for ‘Coming to Love’ (2017)