Cultural Patrimony and Citizenship in Brazil, 1933-Present

May 14, 2004 - 5:00 pm

Daryle Williams, University of Maryland
John Collins, Queens College, CUNY

Desmond Arias, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Amy Chazkel, Queens College, CUNY

Daryle Williams (Ph.D., Stanford University) is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He is author of Culture Wars in Brazil: The First Vargas Regime, 1930-1945 (Duke University Press, 2001), 2001 winner of the American Historical Association’s John Edwin Fagg prize. He has also authored several articles and book chapters on twentieth-century Brazilian cultural history. Recent research has examined the cultural politics of World Heritage in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay; humanities computing; and blackness in nineteenth-century Brazilian fine arts. In 1998, he co-directed the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College Teachers “Crossroads of Atlantic Cultures: Brazil at 500.” Williams is currently Associate Editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review and Associate Director of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora.

John Collins (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Queens College, CUNY. He is completing a manuscript entitled The Revolt of the Saints: Popular Memory and National Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian “Racial Democracy.” His recent research addresses racial politics, urban form, and historical consciousness in Brazilian World Heritage projects, 19th C. debates over slavery and citizenship in Salvador, Bahia, and the cultural politics of class as they relate to deer hunting in the northeastern United States. John has received grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Brazilian PIBIC Program, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. In 2004-2005 he will be a Fellow at the CUNY Center for the Humanities’ Andrew W. Mellon Seminar.