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Elena Pajaro Peres

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros (IEB)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Elena Pajaro Peres has a Masters and a Ph.D in History from the University of São Paulo, where she also graduated from. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Brazilian Studies at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012-2016), with a project called Forbidden Writing. Romantic Expression and African Diaspora on the Manuscripts of Carolina Maria de Jesus., with a scholarship from FAPESP. She was a Visiting Scholar in the African American Studies at Boston University, USA (2013-2014), where she did postdoctoral research on the manuscripts of Carolina Maria de Jesus in the transnational context of the African diasporas, also with a FAPESP scholarship. She specializes in History and Literature with an emphasis on Cultural History, Modern History, History of Brazil, Urban History and Brazilian Literature. Her research interests includes: migration and immigration, particularly in the post World War II era, Spanish and Galician immigration, diasporas, African American Studies, orality, literacy and moving populations. She is the author of the book A Inexistência da Terra Firme. A Imigração Galega em São Paulo, 1946-1964 (2003). Her doctoral dissertation was titled Exuberância e Invisibilidade. Populações Moventes e Cultura em São Paulo, 1942 ao início dos anos 70 (2007). For two years, she worked in educational projects for children from low-income communities in Sao Paulo. She was a History teacher in the Application School at the University of São Paulo and an advisor in the Program of Continuing Education (USP and UNICAMP) for teachers from public schools in São Paulo. From 2007 to 2010, she was a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature and also in the Department of Literature and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, USA. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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