EDUCATION

| University of California, Santa Barbara |
2013 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB.

2013 Ph.D, History, defended in April 2013.
Dissertation title: “Hidden Channels: Indians, Franciscans, Militaries, and Re-sistance in California History (1769-1828)”, supervised by Prof. Francis A. Du-tra, co-supervised by Prof. Ann Marie Plane

| Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil |
2006 M.A., History. Thesis: “Rebel Angels: deviations of the standard missionary dis-course on the conversion of Guarani children (17th-century Paraguay)”, supervised by Prof. Maria Cristina dos Santos

2004 B.A., History, Honors thesis: “The Innocent Indians in Colonial Paraguay”, su-pervised by Prof. Maria Cristina dos Santos

PUBLICATIONS

Books:
2005 A little bird named Mario. Porto Alegre: Cassol, 2005, v.1. 23pp. (Children’s litera-ture, original title: “Um passarinho chamado Mario”).

Chapters in Edited Volumes:
2012 “Indigenous Children: Teaching a new language in history.” Ed. Maria Cristina dos Santos, Jean Baptista. Indigenous History in the Classroom. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS Press, forthcoming.

2011 “Rebel Angels: deviations of the standard missionary discourse on the conversion of Guarani children (17th-century Paraguay).” Work selected by the Susnik Award Committee of 2010-2011 of Museo Andres Barbero. In: Suplemento Antropologico, Universidad Catolica, Asúncion, Paraguay, March of 2012.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:
2003 “Paleografia. Xamanismo e Cura na Coleção de Angelis”, Project: Xamanismo e Cura. Rio de Janeiro: Biblioteca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, CD-room, limited edition.

Translations (Portuguese to English)
2013 “Brazil-Egypt Relations.” Carlos Santana. The Middle East and Brazil. Ed. Paul Amar. Indiana University Press, forthcoming.

RECENT SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
2010 “Land and Resistance at the California Missions (19th-century)”. Paper presented at the California Missions Studies Association, 2010, San Diego, CA.
Historians yearly meeting

2009 “Franciscans, Amerindians and Missions: Representations through the Pregun-tas y Respuestas (19th-century).” Paper presented at the California Missions Studies Associa-tion, 2009, Carmel, CA. Historians yearly meeting.

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2011 The Bancroft Library Study Award, University of California, Berkeley
2011-12 The UCCSC Graduate Student Travel Grant- University of California Humanities Research Insti-tute
2011 Graduate Division Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, University of California, Santa Barbara
2009 Wilbur R. Jacobs Prize

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Current:

| University of California, Santa Barbara: Department of Spanish and Portuguese |
Lecturer:
“Brazilian Portuguese Language and Culture,” Fall 2013.

| Santa Barbara City College: English, Composition & Literature |
Tutor for the following disciplines:
“English 70: Effective Reading And Study Skills Techniques,” Fall 2013

| Santa Barbara City College: English as a Second Language |
“Writing 4,” High intermediate students master paragraph writing skills and begin constructing essays using a process approach, Fall 2013.

| University of California, Santa Barbara: Department of History |
Teaching Assistant for the following courses:
“Introduction to Latin American History”, taught by Prof. David Rock, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, and Spring 2010 (rock@history.ucsb.edu)
“ World History: 1000 CE – 1700 CE”, taught by Prof. Francis Dutra, Summer 2011, Winter 2011, and Summer 2010 (dutra@history.ucsb.edu)
“ World History:1700 CE to present.”, taught by Prof. Paul Spickard, Spring 2011 (spickard@history.ucsb.edu)
“ The American People (Colonial through Jacksonian Era)”, taught by Prof. Patricia Cohen, Fall 2010 (pcohen@history.ucsb.edu), and by Prof. Ann Marie Plane, Fall 2009 (plane@history.ucsb.edu)
“ Western Civilization (1050 CE to 1715 CE)”, taught by Prof. Carol Lansing, Winter 2010 (lansing@history.ucsb.edu)

| University of California, Santa Barbara: Department of Spanish and Portuguese |
Foreign language instructor of record:
“Portuguese I” (Elementary Portuguese), Fall 2011, sole classroom instructor
“Portuguese II” (Elementary Portuguese), Winter 2012, sole classroom instructor
“Portuguese III” (Elementary Portuguese), Spring 2012 and Summer 2012, sole classroom in-structor
Language Program Director: Prof. Laura Marqués-Pascual (lmarques@spanport.ucsb.edu)
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Myriam Gonzales-Smith (myriam@spanport.ucsb.edu)

| University of California, Santa Barbara: Law and Society Program |
Teaching Assistant for the following courses:
“Introduction to legal studies”, taught by Prof. Kathleen Moore, Spring 2009 (kmoore@religion.ucsb.edu)
“Critical Security and Terrorism Studies”, taught by Prof. Paul Amar, Winter 2009 (amar@global.ucsb.edu)

| University of California, Santa Barbara: Department of Art |
Teaching Assistant for the following courses:
“Video Art”, taught by Instructor Yumi Kinoshita, Summer 2010 (yumikk@gmail.com)
“Visual Literacy”, taught by Instructor Yumi Kinoshita, Summer 2009 and Fall 2008 (yumikk@gmail.com)

| Pro-Youth Program, Ministry of Education of Brazil (Pro-Jovem Program) |
Teacher of Humanities for Young adults living in extreme contexts:
“History,” academic year of 2006.
“Geography,” academic year of 2006.
“English,” academic year of 2006.

ACADEMIC SERVICES & WORKSHOPS

2009-2010 President of the History Graduate Students Association, from the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
2002-2006 Research Assistant, History Graduate Program, at the History Graduate Program at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, hired by Prof. Maria Cristina dos Santos, Brazil.
2004-2006 Guest Lecture: “Archival of Colonial Latin American documents,” at the Department of Modern Language and Literatures, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
2010 Interpreter Spanish-Portuguese-English at the meeting of C-Pack Creative Packaging, in São Paulo, Brazil, hired by Rosvita Cirtoli.
2003 Paleography of the 17th-Century Jesuit Manuscripts in Castilian, Workshop given on October 2003, PUCRS, Brazil.

RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

| Pro-Youth Program, Ministry of Education of Brazil (Pro-Jovem Program) |
Teacher of Humanities for Young adults living in extreme contexts:
“History,” academic year of 2006.
“Geography,” academic year of 2006.
“English,” academic year of 2006.

| Pro-Youth Program, Ministry of Education of Brazil (Pro-Jovem Program) |
Advising for Young adults living in extreme contexts:
“Preparation for the job market: Computer skills, CV and resume, interview skills,” academic year of 2006.
“Counseling,” academic year of 2006.

| Pro-Youth Program, Ministry of Education of Brazil (Pro-Jovem Program) |
Coordinator of Center Três de Outubro, South of Porto Alegre, Brazil, academic year of 2006.

| Saint-Exupéry Educational Center, Brazil |
Teacher:
“World History, Latin American History, History of Brazil,” High School program.
“World History, Latin American History, History of Brazil,” Elementary School program.
“Brazilian Literature,” Elementary School program.

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2008-present Co-founder of “DeSurl” | Interdisciplinary Cultural Exchange Platform
Co-organized all aspects of the following sub-projects, events, and/or meetings:
“Architecture of Hope” (2010): Talk by the architect Santiago Pradilla about the extended work realized by the natives of several rural areas of Colombia, at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB;

“4Argentina” (2010): 4 Argentina is a miniconference about Argentine history, society and cul-ture of the 20th and 21st Centuries. It is a dialogue among social and cultural expressions that took place in the south of South America, with Suzanne Jill Levine, Seth Wulsin, Damian Nemirovsky, and Kacey Link, at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB;

“Lungen” (2009): Based on the series of “Breathing Drawings” and the artist book “flock” by Alejandro Casazi, Lungen is a multilayered performance piece, created by Bianca Brigidi and Alejandro Casazi, awarded with the “Visual, Performing and Media Arts Award”, provided by The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC), University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The interconnection of dance (performed by Ekaterina Zharinova), sound (Christopher Jette, and singers) and drawing (Casazi) is based on an empathic repetitive movement, sound and time: the breathing.

“Dust to Dust” (2009): Book Art project with invited Artist from Bogotá, Colombia, Diego Con-treras and UCSB art students Marcia Pinna, Michael Powell, Diego Contreras, Alejandro Casa-zi, Ted Nava, Angelina LaPointe, Megan Van den Bergh, Emma Beaufort (Forthcoming);

“Tertulia Colombiana” (2008): Concert by the Colombian musicians Raul Castaño, Guillermo Amado, Guillermo Amado Jr., Jairo Amado, at the Old Little Theater, College of Creative Stud-ies, UCSB.
For more information: http://www.desurl.com/

2005 Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana, Cassol Space, Brazil.
Coordinator of the project “Readings on Saturday Night,” in which I’ve selected and read classics of Latin American literature for street young adults as an alternative for them to spend time away from the streets.

2005 Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana, Cassol Space, Brazil.
Storyteller for children living in the streets of downtown of the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, selected the books and performed every Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana

2001- 2002 World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Region Director Assistant for the Youth Associations and volunteer assistant of the Youth Camp.

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE
1996 Volunteer in the organizational committee of social events for elders living at the nursing home “Padre Cacique” (Asilo Padre Cacique), in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

California Missions Studies Association (CMSA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
American Historical Association (AHA)
American Academy of Religion (AAR)

LANGUAGES

Portuguese | Native language
English | Native command
Spanish | Native command
French | Beginner/basic knowledge

*References will be provided upon request.