• Indigenous Brazil (POR 304) Launches New Website

    Monday, Feb 4, 2019

    Visiting Professor Marília Librandi created a website with the undergraduate students of her seminar “Indigenous Brazil.” The website features short essays written in Portuguese by the students on various indigenous groups, info and images from guest lecturers who visited the seminar, poems etc.

    View the website here.

  • Congratulations to Sophia Nuñez

    Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

    Sophia Nuñez has successfully defended her dissertation “Bodies and Books in the Early Modern Hispanic World.”



  • Brazil LAB Launches New Website

    Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018

    The new website for Brazil LAB has just been launched:

    Co-directed by Professors João Biehl and Pedro Meira Monteiro, the Brazil LAB (Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies) is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching hub for exploring the country’s history, politics and culture, along with its regional significance and international connections.

    Brazil-related events in the fall, graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as the new Global Seminar “Becoming Brazil” can already be seen on the website.

  • Interview of Brazilian writer Ricardo Lísias Featured in Fórum de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea

    Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018

    SPO alum Lara Norgaard’17, graduate student Ingrid Brioso Rieumont, and visiting student Márcia de Castro de Borges interviewed Brazilian writer Ricardo Lísias on his own work, the relation between ethics and aesthetics, the turbulence that hit Brazil in 2016, Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, and the limitation of artistic freedom in Brazil. Lísias’ visit to Princeton in 2016 was part of the seminar “The Subject in Disguise,” taught by professors Pedro Meira Monteiro and Lilia Moritz Schwarcz. Featured in Fórum de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea (v. 10 n. 19, 2018).

  • SPO Welcomes New Faculty Member Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

    Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018

    Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, Ph.D. is a cultural and social anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic research with Santería practitioners in Cuba and the United States, and police officers and Black and Brown communities affected by police violence in the United States. Her research and teaching span the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Afro-Latinx circulations. Dr.


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