Abroad for the 2017-2018 academic Year.
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.
"‘Giving Gold in Exchange for Glass’: Class, Color, and Extractive Intimacy Among Men in Recife, Pernambuco, 1960". 12th International Conference of the Brazilian Studies Association. March 31, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Recife evocativo: ‘paisagens lendárias’ e sociabilidade urbana segundo o olhar intelectual, 1979/1985. 14th International Conference of the Brazilian Studies Association. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. July 2018
From Statement of Autonomy to Elite Vendetta: New Insights on Pernambuco's 'Peddler's War,' 1710-11. Latin America and the Caribbean: Approximations of the Past, Anticipation of the Future. Duke-UNC Consortium in Latin American Studies. February 13,...
2015 Global Brazil Conference. Executive Organizing Committee. John Hope Franklin Center Humanities Institute; Global Brazil Humanities Lab; and Duke Brazil Initiative. March 26, 2015 - March 28, 2015
The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education in the Rio de Janeiro Lowlands. Graduate Student Field Leader. Duke Global Brazil Humanities Lab, Duke Brazil Initiative, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ). June 2016
The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education and Social Mobility in the Baixada Fluminense. Assembled informational packet entitled "The Teaching of African and Afro-Brazilian History in Brazilian Schools". Bass Connections Education and Human Developm...