About

“Transitional Justice in Brazil” is a blog supported by the CELT program and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Professor Rebecca Atencio created and continues to oversee the blog, assisted by Tulane students Hilary Johnson (MA candidate, Latin American Studies) and Vanessa Castañeda (PhD candidate, Latin American Studies).

Queries may be sent to: transitionaljusticeblog1 at gmail dot com

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Founder of the blog Rebecca J. Atencio is an associate professor of Brazilian Cultural Studies at Tulane University. Author of Memory’s Turn: Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), she is currently completing a second book on Brazil’s national and local truth commissions.

 

Nina Schneider holds a PhD in History from the University of Essex, UK, and is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Colombia University, New York.

Current Research Assistants:

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Hilary Johnson is a graduate student at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and her research focuses on Brazilian music, specifically funk carioca.

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Vanessa Castañeda is a graduate student at Tulane University.  She studies Afro-Brazilian identity in Bahia, and more specifically Baianas de acarajé street vendors.

 

 

Past Research Assistants:

Patrick Duffy is an undergraduate at Tulane University, studying Spanish/Portuguese, English and Political Science.

David McCoy received his MA in Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

Robyn Smith graduated from Tulane in 2013.

Allison Fisher is an undergraduate studying Public Health and Portuguese at Tulane University.

Engram Wilkinson graduated from Tulane in 2013.

Research assistants Allison and Engram presenting the blog at a CELT-sponsored poster session.

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