Carlos Benítez Trinidad (Cádiz, 1986) is a Doctor in Knowledge Dissemination by the Federal University of Bahia (2017) and Doctor in History of America from the Pablo de Olavide University (2017), with the thesis A mirror in the middle of a theater of symbols: the Indian imagined by Brazilian power and society during the civil-military dictatorship (1964-1985). Founder of the magazine Iberoamérica Social Network, he has made research stays at the Juri Juri Kawsay Amazon Scientific Station of the Central University of Ecuador and at the Fundação Nacional do Índio in Brazil. He is currently a researcher hired by the University of Santiago de Compostela integrated in the Agrarian History and Rural World Policy group, he is also a member of the international research groups Comparative Agriculture and Family Agriculture of the Federal University of Bahia and Historical and Cultural Integration, development and human rights in Latin America of the Pablo de Olavide University.
His lines of research are: history of imaginaries and mentalities, national narratives in contexts strongly influenced by the colonial experience (either as colonizers or as colonized) as well as the interethnic and domination relations arising from them in the Atlantic World of the twentieth century. He is currently developing a project for the comparative study of Portuguese luso-tropicalism narratives and Brazilian racial democracy and its impact on late Portuguese colonialism and on the formation of the contemporary social and cultural imaginary of both societies.
Among his publications are:A questão indígena sob a ditadura militar: do imaginar ao dominar (2018) La oposición necesaria al desarrollo moderno en Brasil: el indio y la dictadura civil - militar en Brasil (1964-1985) (2016), La Fundação Nacional do Índio al servicio de los intereses geoestratégicos e ideológicos de la dictadura brasileña (1967-1985) (2016), El indio en el cine brasileño: La imagen de un Frankenstein ontológico (2016) and La dimensión indígena del salvaje europeo (2015); as well as the coordination of the book Diálogos Iberoamericanos: Análisis y propuestas desde las ciencias sociales para repensar Iberoamérica (2017).