Monica Amaral is Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis, Education and Culture at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is coordinator of the public policy research project “The Ancestral and the Contemporary in Schools: Recognition and Affirmation of Afro-Brazilian Histories and Cultures,” and works as the coordinator for the Multiculturalism and Education research group at the Brazilian National Center for Scientific Research. Her publications include O espectro de Narciso na modernidade: de Freud a Adorno (The Narcissus Spectrum in Modernity: From Freud to Adorno), and O hip-hop e as diásporas africanas na modernidade: uma discussão contemporânea sobre cultura e educação (The Hip-Hop and African Diasporas in Modernity: A Contemporary Discussion of Culture and Education), published by Alameda Casa Editorial in 2015. Her upcoming book O que o rap diz e a escola contradiz: um estudo sobre a arte de rua e a formação da juventude na periferia de São Paulo (What Rap Says and School Contradicts: A Study Of Street Art and the Formation of Youth in the Outskirts of São Paulo) has been approved for publication by Alameda Editorial.