Gray Kidd


I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Duke University. My dissertation project offers a critically engaged history of sociability (more deftly conveyed by the Portuguese notion of convivência) and inter-class and inter-racial relationships in the Northeast Brazilian city of Recife from 1958 to 1987. I also co-teach a vertically integrated research seminar for the Bass Connections team, "The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education and Social Mobility in the Baixada Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro." Between 2014 and 2016, I served as coordinator of the Global Brazil Humanities Lab at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. My primary advisor is John D. French.