Current Institutional Affiliation
Associate Professor; Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, History, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Award Information

International Dissertation Research Fellowship 1999
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
History, Yale University
Reforming Our University, Re-Forming Ourselves: Student Movements and Collective Memory in Brazil, 1960-1998

My research on the student movement in Brazil from 1960 to 1998 seeks to explore the ways collective memory has functioned within the movement and to examine the interplay between student mobilization and university reform. The project will begin with 1960, when a student strike in Bahia brought national attention to students' calls for university reform, and will cover the period of military rule and the later transition to and restitution of democracy. Within this period it will examine both the inter-relationship between students' battles for a free and democratic university and their battle for a free and democratic Brazil, and the shifting collective memories of the student movement as they arose in these different historical moments.