Luciano Tosta immigrated to the United States in 1997, and immediately became interested in how Brazilians interacted with other immigrant groups in this country. Coming from a family of Italian, Lebanese, and Portuguese immigrants in Brazil, immigration soon became one of his areas of focus during his doctoral studies in Comparative Literature at Brown University. He is currently finishing up a manuscript entitled "Confluence Narratives: Ethnicity, History and Nation Making in the Americas" for review by a US university press. One of the emphasis of his second book project, entitled "Writing America: Brazilian-American Literature and Its Precursors," is on how Brazilians have situated themselves within the Latino community in the USA. His several publications on Brazilian-American cultural production have appeared in journals such as Hispania and Gavea-Brown, and as chapters in books such as "The Other Latinos: Central and South Americans in the United States" (Harvard UP, 2007) and "A Companion to US Latino Literatures" (Boydell & Brewer, 2007). He is also interested in the dissemination of Capoeira and Brazilian music in the US, especially within Latino communities. At KU he will include classes on Brazilian immigration to the United States and on Brazilian-American literature and film as part of his teaching load.
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- Congratulations to Christopher Perreira for receiving the National Academies Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center for 2017-2018.
- Congratulations to Ph.D. student William Adams for receiving the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) Summer Short-term Fellowship.
- How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez.
- View the 3/13 Lawrence 497 Board of Education Meeting here. Ruben Flores speaks from 28:00-38:00 and John Rury speaks from 54:00-59:00.
- Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey for being awarded the 2017 Graduate Studies Summer Scholarship.
- Ph.D. candidate, Rachel Schwaller, has been awarded the Hall Center's Sias Fellowship for Spring 2018. Congratulations, Rachel!
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