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African American and African Diaspora Studies



Micol Seigel
Micol Seigel
Assistant Professor, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and American Studies
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Research Interests: Race, cultural politics, transnational method, prisons

Recent Publications:
• Uneven Encounters: Making Race and Nation in Brazil and the United States, in the American Encounters/Global Interactions series, ed. Gilbert Joseph and Emily Rosenberg (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009).
• “Black Mothers, Citizen Sons,” in Quase-Cidadão: histórias e antropologias da pós-emancipação no Brasil, ed. Flávio dos Santos Gomes and Olívia Gomes da Cunha (Rio de Janeiro: FGV, 2007), 315-346.
• “Beyond Compare: Historical Method after the Transnational Turn,” Radical History Review 91 (winter 2005): 62-90 [peer-reviewed].
• “World History’s Narrative Problem,” Hispanic American Historical Review 84, 3 (August 2004): 431-46 [peer-reviewed].
• “Sabina’s Oranges: The Colors of Cultural Politics in Rio de Janeiro, 1889-1930,” with Tiago de Melo Gomes, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 11, 1 (March 2002): 5-28 [peer-reviewed].

Recent Courses Taught:
• AAAD-G691, “Pro-Seminar on Cultural and Historical Methods in African American and African Diaspora Studies” (Fall 2008)
• AAAD-A354, “Advanced Topics in Society & History: Transnational Americas” (Fall 2007)

Religious Studies

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Stephen Selka
Stephen Selka
Assistant Professor, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and American Studies
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Research Interests: Religion, Politics, Tourism, Transnationalism

Recent Publications:
• 2009 Selka, S. “Rural Women and the Varieties of Black Politics in Bahia, Brazil.” Journal of Black Women, Gender and Families 3(1): 16-38
• 2008 Selka, S. “The Sisterhood of Boa Morte in Brazil: Harmonious Mixture, Black Resistance and the Politics of Religious Practice.” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 13(1): 79-114.
• 2007 Selka, S. Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Recent Courses Taught:
• LTAM-L426/L526, “Brazilian Studies Seminar” (Spring 2009)
• AMST-A351, “Transnational Contexts: Global Tourism” (Spring 2009)
• AAAD-A400, “Race, Culture and Violence in Afro-Brazil” (Fall 2008)

Anthropology

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Eduardo Brondizio
Eduardo Brondizio
Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
Associate Director, Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT)
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Research Interests: Environmental and economic anthropology, land use and landscape history, ethnobotany, integrative methodologies and remote sensing applications in Anthropology, household economy and demographics, people-forest interaction

Recent Publications:
• Reynolds, H. and E. Brondizio, Jennifer Meta-Robinson (eds.) Teaching Environmental Literacy: Across Campus and Across Curriculum . Bloomington, Indiana University Press. [Forthcoming Fall 2009]
• 2008 Brondizio, E. S. (2008) “The Amazonian Caboclo and the Açaí palm: Forest Farmers in the Global Market.” Advances in Economic Botany Monograph Series Vol. 16. New York: New York Botanical Garden Press. Brondizio, E. S. 2003. “Estudando mundanças de uso da terra na Amazonia ao nivel da propriedade.” A teaching module contributed to the multi-media CD “Sensoriamento Remoto: Aplicacoes Para a Preservacao, Conservacao e Desenvolvimento Sustentavel da Amazonia.” Coordinators: N. Dias, E. M. Novo, Paul Mausel, Supported by the Brazilian-led LBA project and NASA
• 2001 Brondizio, E. S., with contributions from W. A. Neves, and A. D. Siqueira. 2001. E-book: An Ethnographic-Photographic guide to Caboclos Populations of the Amazon estuary: Material Culture, Daily life, and Environment.
• 2000 Brondizio, E. S. 2000. Mapping and monitoring land use and occupation in the Amazon. CD-ROM (11 lectures, 200 presentation slides)., V SIVAM [Amazonian Monitoring System] Technology Transfer Seminar. Contracted by CSIVAM, BSRSI-Michigan State University, Raytheon Corporation.

Recent Courses Taught:
• LTAM-L426/L526, “Brazilian Studies Seminar” (Spring 2008)
• ANTH-A495, “Amazonian cultural ecology”
• ANTH-A495, “Brazilian and Amazonian cultural history”
• I375, “Brazilian and Amazonian history (in Portuguese)”
• ANTH-E105, “Native Amazonians (Topics course)”



Della Cook
Della Cook
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, Osteology and Paleopathology Lab
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Research Interests: Human osteology, Paleopathology, Mortuary practices, Demography

Recent Publications:
• “Joao Batista de Lacerda and the origins of anthropology in Brazil,” (Brazilian Studies Seminar presentation, Indiana University, March 25, 2009)
• FRONTOETHMOIDAL ENCEPHALOCELE IN AN ANCIENT BRAZILIAN CHILD (Workshop at the Paleopathology Association 35th Annual Meeting, Columbus Ohio, August 8 and 9, 2008)

Recent Courses Taught:
• ANTH-B472, “Aboriginal Americas” (Fall 2008)



Emilio Moran
Emilio F. Moran
Rudy Professor, Department of Anthropology
Professor of Environmental Sciences
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Research Interests: Environmental Anthropology, Tropical and ecosystem ecology, resettlement and migration, remote sensing methods, secondary succession, Amazon Basin

Recent Publications: Books and Monographs

• 2008 Nos e a Natureza. E.F. Moran. Sao Paulo: Editora SENAC
• 2007 Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology. 3rd edition. Boulder: Westview Press
• 2006 People and Nature: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology. 2nd edition. Boulder: Westview Press
Edited Volumes:
• 2009 Ecossistemas Florestais: Interaccoes Homen-Ambiente. Edited by E. Moran and E. Ostrom. Sao Paulo: Editora SENAC
• 2008 Geoinformática e Monitoramento Ambiental na America Latina. São Paulo: Editora SENAC (co-edited with M. Batistella)
• 2008 Amazônia no seculo XXI: perspectivas desde o LBA. São Paulo: Editora da Universidade de São Paulo (EDUSP). (co-edited with M. Batistella and D. Alves)

Recent Courses Taught:
• ANTH-E620, “Seminar in Cultural Ecology” (Fall 2009)
• ANTH-E105, “Culture and Society” (Fall 2008)
• ANTH-E527, “Environmental Anthropology” (Spring 2008)
• ANTH-E620, “Seminar in Cultural Ecology” (Fall 2007)

International Studies

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Andrea Siqueria
Andréa Siqueria
Lecturer, International Studies
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology
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Research Interests: Household economy, nutrition and health, gender environmental anthropology, community management and conservation of natural resources, people and parks, Latin America, Amazonia.

Recent Publications:
• Siqueira, Andréa. “Women, Gender Relations and Decision-Making in Caboclo Households in the Amazon Estuary.” Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environment: Political Ecology, Invisibility and Modernity in the Rainforest. Eds. Cristina Adams, Rui Murrieta, Walter Neves and Mark Harris. Springer Netherlands, 2009.
• Padoch, C., E. Brondizio, S. Costa, M. Pinedo-Vasquez, R. R. Sears, and A. Siqueira. 2008. “Urban forest and rural cities: multi-sited households, consumption patterns, and forest resources in Amazonia.” Ecology and Society 13(2): 2. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol13/iss2/art2/.
• Siqueira, Andréa D., Álvaro O. D'Antona, Maria Fernanda D'Antona, and Emilio F. Moran. “Embodied Decisions: Reversible and Irreversible Contraceptive Methods among Rural Women in the Brazilian Amazon.” Human Organization 66(2): 185-195. 2007.

Recent Courses Taught:

•INTL I202 "Global Health and Environment"
•INTL 1204 "Human Rights and Social Movements"

Folklore

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Pravina Shukla
Pravina Shukla
Associate Professor, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology, India Studies Program, and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Associate Curator, Mathers Museum of World Cultures
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Research Interests: Folk art and material culture; body art; museum studies; Carnaval

Recent Publications:
• “Filhos de Gandhy (Afro-Brazilian carnival group).” In Anand Prahlad, ed., Encyclopedia of African American Folklore. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company, 2006.
• “The Mahatma’s Samba,” in Dancing the Ancestors in South America, John H. McDowell and Pravina Shukla, Bloomington: Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 2001: 13-23.
• “Afro-Brazilian Avatars: Gandhi’s Sons Samba in South America.” Indian Folklore Research Journal, 1: 1 (May 2001): 35-45.
• "Beads of Identity in Salvador da Bahia." In Beads, Body, and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe, Henry J. Drewal and John Mason, eds., Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998, pp. 187-197.

Recent Courses Taught:
• FOLK-F540, “Body Art: Dress and Adornment” (Spring 2008)
• FOLK-F730, “MUSEUMS & MATERIAL CULTURE” (Fall 2007)
• FOLK-F540, “Food: Art and Culture” (Fall 2006)

IU Libraries

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Luis Gonzalez
Luis González
Librarian for Latin American Studies, Subject and Area Librarians Council/Indiana University Libraries
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Research Interests: Modern Brazil, Brazilian agrarian, social, and socio-legal history, Caribbean and African history, and Latin American Studies librarianship.

Recent Publications:
• “1968: una era en un año.” Diálogo: Universidad de Puerto Rico (August-September 2008), 8-10.
• “Calderón, Sila María (1942–).” Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Ed. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick D. Langer. Vol. 2. 2nd ed. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008. pp. 29-30.
• “Ferrer, José (1912–1992).” Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Ed. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick D. Langer. Vol. 3. 2nd ed. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008. p. 221.
• “Conmemoraciones de la libertad: el 13 de mayo en el discurso varguista." Op. Cit. Revista del Centro de Investigaciones Históricas 16 (2005): 179-219.
• “Work, Property, and the Negotiation of Rights in the Brazilian Cane Fields: Campos, Rio de Janeiro, 1930-1950.” In Crime and Punishment in Latin America: Law and Society since Late Colonial Times, edited by Ricardo Salvatore, Carlos Aguirre, and Gilbert M. Joseph, 113-143. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.

Recent Courses Taught:
• Bibliographic instruction: Introduction to Latin American Resources (Taught for the Wells Library Research Seminars for Faculty and Graduate Students series)

Music

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Michael Spiro
Michael Spiro
Assistant Professor (Visiting), Percussion, Jacobs School of Music
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Research Interests: Latin American music, Afro-Cuban folkloric music, samba

Recent Recordings:
• Imagina: Songs of Brazil, Karrin Allyson: Concord Records, 2008.
• The Nature of the Beat, Wayne Wallace Rhythm and Rhyme: Patois Records, 2008.
• BataMbira, Michael Spiro and Michael Williams: BataMbira Productions, 2005.
• Isla, Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge: Left Coast Clave Records, 2003.

Recent Publications:
• Spiro, Michael. The Conga Drummer's Guidebook. Sher Music Co., 2007.

Recent Courses Taught:
• MUS-F450/550 – Brazilian Percussion
• Summer Percussion Academy and Workshop (July 19-25, 2009)

Spanish and Portuguese

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Luciana Namorato
Luciana Namorato
Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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Research Interests: Brazilian and Portuguese Literatures and Cultures, Brazilian Modernism, Contemporary Latin American Narrative, Gender Studies

Recent Publications:
• O fraco da baronesa de Guiomar Torresão: introdução, análise e edição crítica. Oporto: Universidade Fernando Pessoa, 2005. 91pp. Co-edited with Monica Rector.
• "On the Uses of the 'Other:' Curiosity and cultural Exchange in Bernardo Cavalho's Nove Noites." SECOLAS ANNALS (2005): 145-54
• "'O alienista': a razão salva pela loucura.¨ Revista Machadiana (2004): 59-68

Recent Courses Taught:
• HISP-P581, “Contemporary Brazilian Literature” (Fall 2009)
• HISP-P494, “Readings in Luso-Brazilian Literature” (Fall 2007)
• HISP-P499, “Honors research in Portuguese” (Fall 2007)
• HISP-P676, “Machado de Assis” (Fall 2007)



Darlene Sadlier
Darlene J. Sadlier
Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Director of the Portuguese Program
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Research Interests: Brazilian literature and culture; Portuguese literature and culture; Brazilian cinema, Latin American cinema

Recent Publications:
• Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the Present. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008
• Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
• An Introduction to Fernando Pessoa: Modernism and the Paradoxes of Authorship. Gainvesville: University of Florida Press, 1998.
• One Hundred Years After Tomorrow: Brazilian Women's Fiction in the Twentieth Century. (Edited and translated with an introduction and bio-bibliographical notes.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.

Recent Courses Taught:
• LTAM-L420/L520, “NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA” (Fall 2009)
• HISP-P400/P500, “Literatures of Portuguese-Speaking World I” (Fall 2009)
• LTAM-L426/L526, “Brazil: The Cultural Context” (Spring 2009)
• HISP-P405/P505, “Literature and Film in Portuguese” (Spring 2009)
• LTAM-L420/L520, “Brazilian Cinema” (Fall 2008)



Estela Vieira
Estela Vieira
Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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Research Interests: Portuguese and Brazilian literatures and cultures, Luso-Hispanic comparative approaches to literature and culture, interior space and interiority in realist fiction, dead narrators and death in literature

Recent Publications:
• "Milton Hatoum e a representação do exótico e do imigrante." Arquitetura da memória: ensaios sobre os romances Dois Irmãos, Relato de um Certo Oriente e Cinzas do Norte de Milton Hatoum. Ed. Maria da Luz Pinheiro de Cristo. Manaus: Universidade Federal Amazonas, 2007.
• "Escrever depois de uma catástrofe: o terramoto de 1755 e a literatura portuguesa." O Grande Terramoto de Lisboa. Ficar Diferente. Eds. Helena Carvalhão Buescu and Gonçalo Cordeiro. Lisboa: Gradiva, 2005. 265-282.
• "Coping and creating after catastrophe: the significance of the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 on the literary culture of Portugal." The Lisbon earthquake of 1755: Representations and reactions. Eds. Theodore E. D. Braun and John B. Radner. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2005. 282-297.
• "La función del silencio en La Virgen de los Sicarios de Fernando Vallejo, Canon perpetuo de Mario Bellatin y Cárcel de árboles de Rodrigo Rey Rosa." AlterTexto 2 (septiembre-diciembre 2003): 45-60.
• "Writing the present, rewriting the plague, José Saramago´s Ensaio sobre a Cegueira and Mario Bellatin´s Salón de belleza.¨ CiberLetras 7 (July 2002).

Recent Courses Taught:
• HISP-P495, “Luso-Brazilian Colloquium” (Fall 2007)
• HISP-P498, “Portuguese Honors Seminar” (Fall 2007)
• HISP-P567, “Contemporary Portuguese Literature” (Fall 2007)



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Vania Castro
Senior Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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Research Interests: Amazonian culture and folklore; material culture; second language pedagogy

Recent Publications:

Recent Courses Taught:
• LTAM-L305, “Spanish and Portuguese Across the Curriculum” (Spring 2009)
• LTAM-L200/HISP-P290/G310, “Brazil Beyond Paradise: An Introduction to Brazilian Culture & Society” (Spring 2008)
• Intensive Portuguese for Business