Áurea Carolina de Freitas e Silva (born 20 November 1983) is a Brazilian politician as well as a political scientists and sociologists. Although born in Pará, she has spent her political career representing Minas Gerais, having served as federal deputy representative since 2019.[1]

Áurea Carolina
Áurea Carolina em março de 2019 (cropped).jpg
Carolina in March 2019
Federal Deputy for Minas Gerais
Assumed office
1 February 2019
Alderman for Belo Horizonte
In office
1 January 2017 – 9 November 2018
Personal details
Born (1983-11-20) 20 November 1983 (age 36)
Tucuruí, Pará, Brazil
Political partyPSOL

Personal lifeEdit

Carolina holds a degree in social sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, a specialist degree in gender and equality from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a master's degree in political science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.[1]

In March 2019, Carolina was recognized as one of the 100 most influential black Brazilians in politics.[2]

She identifies as an Afro-Brazilian, Marxist, feminist, and supported of LGBT rights.[3]

Political careerEdit

Carolina was the most voted candidate in the 2016 election for the council of Belo Horizonte, receiving 17,420 votes.[3][4]

In the 2018 election Carolina was the fifth most voted candidate in the state of Minas Gerais, with 162,740, being elected to the federal chamber of deputies.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ÁUREA CAROLINA – Biografia". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  2. ^ Trajano, Humberto (22 March 2019). "Deputada federal Áurea Carolina está entre os 100 jovens negros mais influentes do mundo na política" [Federal deputy Áurea Carolina is among the 100 most influential black young people in the world in politics] (in Portuguese). O Globo. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b Augusto, Leonardo (3 October 2016). "Vereadora mais votada em Belo Horizonte é negra e jovem" (in Portuguese). Estado de São Paulo. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  4. ^ Malheiro, Franco; Moreira, Ana Paula (2 October 2016). "Áurea Carolina conquista primeira vaga do PSOL em BH" (in Portuguese). O Tempo. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  5. ^ Cherem, Carlos Eduardo (10 October 2016). "Vamos aquilombar as instituições, diz 5ª deputada federal mais votada em MG" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 June 2019.