Rebecca Tarlau

Rebecca Tarlau is a Visiting Professor of Educational Leadership and Societal Change at Soka University of America and a Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies.

Thirty Years of Landless Workers Demanding State Power

How do relationships between left-leaning political parties and social movements change over time? Rebecca Tarlau looks at the case of the Brazilian Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) and the Workers’ Party (PT), examining the complexity of state-society relations — asking whether social movements can be “prefigurative” while still contesting state power.