Marina Machado de Oliveira

Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature, admitted Autumn 2021
2020: B.A., Portuguese and Ancient Greek, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Welcome! Born and raised in Sao Paulo ,SP, Brazil, Marina is a second-year Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature. Her interests include 19th and 20th century Brazilian literature and music, the Francophone Caribbean, the Négritude movement and philosophical approaches to literature. Her research  focuses on analyzing the concept of a national identity in Brazilian fiction and its tense relationship with the Afro-Brazilian culture and mestiçagem. 

Marina is a 2021 recipient of the EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) fellowship for outstanding incoming students. She also co-founded the Hempispheric Racializations working group which brought a series of debates and guest lectures on blackness and indigeneity in Central and South America.



Research Interests

  • Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature


  • Literary and Cultural Theory


  • Luso-Brazilian Languages, Literatures & Cultures


  • Music Theory, History, and Criticism


  • Philosophy and Literature


  • Transatlantic Studies