Research Interests

Latin America History:

My research looks at how popular resistance in Latin America evolves from individual wishes into a plan of collective action based on common goals and acting upon the same agenda. I compare and contrast these movements in Central and South Americas in both colonial and postcolonial contexts.

Current projects:

– Public History and Human Rights:

COMUF project aims to empower local communities providing them with the skills to work in a globalized society. This program main goal is the preservation and protection of the community heritage. My participation in this project funded by the Ministry of Education of Brazil is to research on current popular Latin American cultural production, with special attention to Native Americans. Project funded by the Capes – Coordination for Enhancement of Higher Education Personnel of the Ministry of Education of Brazil.

Past concluded projects:

– Native American History and Ethnohistory:

“Indigenous Leaderships in the De Angelis Manuscripts,” research project concluded and available on-line, funded by the CNPq – National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil.

“Xamanism and healing in the Indigenous Spanish America,” research project concluded and funded by the CNPq National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil. For more information check the Rio de Janeiro National Library website.