Profiles in "Brazilian Culture" Expertise Area

  • Christiane Fontinha de Alcantara's scholarly interests center on how cultural artifacts reflect systems of inequality and injustice, while also providing models for how to fight inequalities and transform our communities.
  • Ligia Bezerra has taught Portuguese, Spanish, and English in Brazil and in the U.S. Her research interests include Latin American literature and culture, consumption, everyday life, neoliberalism, and democracy.
  • A historian of Brazil, Prof. Goodman teaches a variety of courses on Brazil and Latin America. His research focuses on race, ethnicity, and nation in Brazil through the lens of German migrants and their descendants.