Gray F. Kidd

Gray F. Kidd

Student

Office hours: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 P.M., and by appointment. Classroom Building 122. 

Additional Data: 

Modern Brazil

Curriculum Vitae
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Overview

I am interested in the complex ideological and interpersonal threads that bind culture and politics in Northeast Brazil. A Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship provided 18 months of support for fieldwork in Recife, Pernambuco. My dissertation is an embodied analysis of the "politics of culture" in an important site of cultural and political ferment in the long 1970s and early 1980s. 

From 2014 to 2016, I served as Graduate Student Coordinator of the Global Brazil Humanities Lab, an interdisciplinary hub of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, activists, and artists. Moreover, I co-led a Bass Connections Education and Human Development team ("The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education and Social Mobility in the Baixada Fluminense"). Building on a longstanding collaboration between Duke and the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), this binational team of faculty, students, and community leaders has worked to understand the obstacles, both financial and psychological, that racially or socioeconomically marginalized populations face when they pursue mobility through higher education.

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Mellon Conference Travel Grant awarded by Duke CLACS (2019)

Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grant awarded by Office of the Provost, Duke University (2018)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Dissertation Fellowship (DECLINED) awarded by U.S. Department of Education and Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2017 to 2018)

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad awarded by U.S. Department of Education (2017 to 2018)

Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke Graduate School (2017)

Tinker Field Research Grant awarded by Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2017)

Grant for Field Research in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo awarded by Duke Brazil Initiative (2017)

Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Fellowship awarded by Duke Graduate School (2017)

Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke Graduate School (2016)

Mellon Conference Travel Grant awarded by Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2016)

Tinker Field Research Grant awarded by Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2016)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for Brazilian Portuguese awarded by U.S. Department of Education and Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2015 to 2016)

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo awarded by U.S. Department of Education and Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2015)

Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke Graduate School (2015)

Duke History Graduate Fellowship awarded by Duke History Department and The Graduate School (2014 to 2015)

Brazil Initiation Scholarship awarded by Brazilian Studies Association (2014)

Graduate Fellowship awarded by Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2014)

History Department Graduate Teaching Fellowship awarded by James Madison University Graduate School (2012 to 2014)

Pages

Spring 2019

Gtwy Sem: The Global Sixties (HISTORY 160S)
Class Bldg 241, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM