New LLILAS Visiting Professors Announced
Posted: May 31, 2006
LLILAS is proud to welcome its newest Tinker and Lozano Long Visiting Professors.
Joao Jose Reis, Fall 2006 Tinker Visiting Professor, is a historian at the Universidade Federal da Bahia and an internationally renowned scholar of Afro-Brazilian history. His extensive research encompasses aspects of slave culture and rebellion, the African diasporic experience, religion and popular rituals, and urban history in Brazil. Professor Reis will arrive in August 2006 and will teach HIS 386L, Research Seminar in Latin American History, Perspectives on Slavery in Brazil.
Carlos Sandroni, Spring 2007 Tinker Visiting Professor, holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Tours, France, and is a Professor in the Graduate Music Program at the Universidade Federal da Paraíba. A leading scholar of Brazilian Northeast music, Professor Sandroni retraced the steps of musicologist Mario de Andrade's 1938 trek conducting musical fieldwork in the rural backlands. Professor Sandroni will be teaching the course Current Issues Regarding the Music of Northeast Brazil.
Marcela Cerrutti, Spring 2007 Lozano Long Visiting Profesor, holds a Ph.D. in sociology with a specialization in population from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a leading expert on urban labor markets in Latin America with a particular emphasis on the role and behavior of women within them. She has served as the Director of the Center for Population Studies (CENEP) in Argentina. Professor Cerrutti will be teaching SOC 389K, Internal and International Migration in Latin America.
Antonio Dimas DeMoraes, Spring 2007 Lozano Long Visiting Professor, holds a Ph.D. from the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a respected scholar of Brazilian literature, with a research focus on the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Professor Dimas will arrive in Spring 2007 and will teach Modernização cultural e literaria nos anos 20 e 30: Gilberto Freyre, M. de Andrade e Jose Lins do Rego (Brazil's Cultural and Literary Modernization in the 1920s and 1930s: G. Freyre, M. de Andrade and J. Lins do Rego).