Bruno Carvalho is an Assistant Professor in Luso-Brazilian studies at Princeton University. His research interests focus on intersections between urban development and cultural expressions (literature, film, music), and he has published on topics like the relation between Rio de Janeiro's beaches and modernity, as well as on how Brazil functions as a cultural space in the fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled "Rio, Porous City: Cultural Spaces of an Afro-Jewish Neighborhood."
Jacopo Corrado completed his BA in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bologna in 2002, and his MA at the School of International Studies – Department of Economics, University of Trento, 2003. He worked as a free-lance consultant for the Italian Embassy in Luanda, Angola, 2004. He earned a PhD at the University of Essex in 2007. Corrado has published articles and essays in several American academic journals and reviews specialized in Luso-Brazilian studies and he is the author of The Creole elites and the rise of Angolan proto-nationalism 1870–1920, published by Cambria Press in 2008. He is currently a post-doctorate fellow at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where he teaches Comparative Literature, and a research fellow at the Universidade Federal Fluminense. Dr. Corrado's projects are focused on witchcraft in Angola and on the link between Abolitionism and Republicanism in Portugal, Brazil and Angola.
Alexandre Queiroz Guimarães received a BA in Economics from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and an MA in Economics from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He holds a D.Phil in politics from the University of Sheffield. He is currently a member of the Escola de Governo at Fundação João Pinheiro in Belo Horizonte. He is also a lecturer in developmental studies at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Minas Gerais. He has published on comparative political economy, which include articles about Brazilian economic policy, models of capitalism and the developmental state. His main research interests lie in the fields of political economy and developmental studies. He is currently working on two projects. The first focuses on policies of employment and income generation in the state of Minas Gerais, and the second explores models of capitalism and the relationships between institutions and economic development in United States and Japan. [End Page 231]
Flávio dos Santos Gomes é professor do departamento de História da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Tem publicado sobre escravidão, fronteiras e pós-emancipação. É autor de A hidra e os pantânos (2003) e História de quilombolas (2006). email@example.com
Luciana Rosar Fornazari Klanovicz is a researcher in the Gender Studies Institute at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, where she wrote her dissertation, "Erotismo na cultura dos anos 1980: Censura e televisão na Revista Veja." She is the author of several articles and book chapters on history and eroticism, gender studies, and Brazilian contemporary history. Her current research project focuses on television and history, and history and eroticism in Brazilian culture.
Marcelo Mac Cord is a post-doctoral student at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), where he is a member of a research team on "Workers of Brazil: Identities, Rights and Politics (17th to 20th century)." With funding from FAPESP, he has another research project, "The Artistic Union: Specialized Workers, Class Identity and Rights, in Late 19th-Century Recife." His doctoral dissertation was one of the winners of the Prêmio Arquivo Nacional 2009. His master's thesis received the 1st honorable mention in the Prêmio Sílvio Romero 2002 competition and was published with the title O rosário de D. Antônio: Irmandades negras, alianças e conflitos na história social do Recife, 1848–1872.
George Monteiro, Professor Emeritus of English and of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University, now serves as adjunct professor of Portuguese at the same institution. Among his books are Robert Frost and the New England Renaissance, The Correspondence of Henry James and Henry Adams, The Presence of Camões, Stephen Crane's Blue Badge of Courage, The Presence of Pessoa...