Amy Caldwell de Farias
I have always loved to read about different cultures and learn languages, so history was a natural fit for me. I changed my major from computer science to history when I was a sophomore in college, and I have never looked back! I am a historian of Latin American History, with a specialty in Brazilian and Black Atlantic History. I have lived in Brazil for 10+ years and, as a Fulbright Scholar, in Mozambique for one year.
I have been at MC since 2005. I enjoy teaching at MC because the small class sizes and emphasis on quality teaching allow me to focus more on my students.
19th century Brazilian and Mozambican History
The Black Atlantic
Food, race, and nationalism
Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
•Mergulho no Letes: Uma Re-Interpretação Político-Histórica da Confederação do Equador. Porto Alegre: Editora da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (PUCRS), 2006
Chapters and Articles:
• “Activist in Exile: José da Natividade Saldanha, Free Man of Color in the Tropical Atlantic.” In: Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals—The Atlantic World and Beyond. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. Forthcoming, January 2015.
•“José da Natividade Saldanha.” in Literatura e Afrodescendência no Brasil. Vol. I. Org. Eduardo de Assis Duarte. Minas Gerais: Editora UFMG, 2011. 61-75.
Courses Taught: Education:
HIST 220 World History of Food
HIST 240 The Black Atlantic
HIST 240 A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro
INTG 203 Global Perspectives - Food
Ph.D Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Brasil (Catholic University 2002
Masters Indiana University 1992
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