Marcelo da Rocha Lima Diego holds a B.A. in Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and another one in Art History by the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro. He has an M.A. in Comparative Literature also by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and currently is a graduate student at Princeton University, in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, area of Luso-Brazilian Studies. In Brazil, he worked in academic and commercial presses, such as Editora Objetiva and Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, and taught as a teaching assistant at both the Federal and the State universities of Rio de Janeiro.
He is part of the Research Group "Intertextual Relations in the Work of Machado de Assis" (CNPq – the National Research Council of Brazil) and of the Global Collaborative Network "Race and Citizenship in the Americas (Princeton University and Universidade de São Paulo). His main research interests are the intertextual and intersemiotic relations between Brazilian writers and the European repertoire, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He has articles, essays and book reviews published in journals such as Metamorfoses; Alea: estudos neolatinos, Revista Garrafa; Palimpsesto; Interfaces; Cadernos de Letras da UFF; and Luso-Brazilian Review.