Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Ana Claudia Dos Santos Sao Bernardo

Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ana Cláudia dos Santos São Bernardo (she, her, hers) is the 2020-2021 Zemurray-Stone Postdoctoral Fellow in Brazilian Studies at the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. She holds an MA and PhD in Lusophone Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Comparative Literature from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) in São Paulo, Brazil. Her research interests include Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian cultures and literature, Lusophone Cultures and literature, Black Diaspora Studies, Critical Race Studies and Black Feminist Studies. She is currently working on her manuscript, “From the Dumpster to the Bookshelf: Black Brazilian Women’s Literature and the Quest for Mobility from 1960 to the Present.” It focuses on how black women authors use their literature to defy assigned spaces in Brazil. Ana argues that these authors create epistemic scenarios to promote mobility for themselves and for new generations of writers. She has worked in the equivalent of K-12 education in Brazil for several years and as a lecturer for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland. Ana is an Afro-Brazilian woman from the outskirts of São Paulo, a fan of capoeira, and the proud daughter of a family of domestic workers.

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Department Affiliation
Latin American Studies

Ph.D., 2020, University of Minnesota, Lusophone Literature and Cultures
M.A., 2015, University of Minnesota, Lusophone Literature and Cultures
B.A., 2005, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Letras

Academic Experience
Lecturer, University of Maryland, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2019-2020
Associate, Center for Social Justice, Georgetown University, Fall 2019
Instructor of record, University of Minnesota, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2014-2018

Research & Teaching Specializations:
Portuguese Teacher, Serviço Social da Indústria (SESI), May 2008 – December 2012
Substitute Teacher, São Paulo State Board of Education, Araraquara District, February 2005 – April 2008

Related Experience
Core Curriculum Committee Member, Tulane University, Africana Studies Program, 2020-2021
Peer Reviewing, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 2018-2019
Peer Reviewing, Annales de Démographie Historique, 2018-2019
Race Equality Charter Committee Member, University of Cambridge, 2016-2017
World History Subject Group Member, University of Cambridge, History Faculty, 2016-2017

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
Less Common Taught Languages Teacher Scholarship, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Center or Advanced Research in Language Acquisition (CARLA), Summer 2018
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Graduate Studies Partnership Program Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Summer 2017
ICGC-Compton International Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, 2013-2018


Overseas Experience Brazil

Selected Publications
Under review. ““La carne oscura de Fe”: Enfleshment and Subjectivity in Fe en Disfraz, by Mayra Santos-Febres,” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism.

2019. “Translating Carolina: the construction of a subaltern other in the editions and translations of Carolina Maria de Jesus’ works,” Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporanea 56:e5622.

2017. “A última empregada” (“The last maid” – short story), Cadernos Negros Vol. 40: 23-26.

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