Marina Machado de Oliveira
Welcome! Born and raised in Sao Paulo ,SP, Brazil, Marina is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature. Her interests include 19th and 20th century Brazilian literature, literary theory, nation-building, race, anthropology, philosophical approaches to literature and political philosophy. Her research focuses on analyzing the construction of a national identity in Brazilian literature through the lens of 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.
On a personal level, Marina is absolutely passionate about Brazilian music - especially samba, mpb, bossa nova and forró.
Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros USP (Institute of Brazilian Studies, University of Sao Paulo)
2023 July - (3-7)
Paper: Mestiçagem and national identity: formative aspects of Brazilian literature
University of Melburone
2023 - September 6th
"Not all children make it: Literature, Society and mestiçagem in Machado de Assis "Father versus Mother".
- African Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
- Comparative Studies
- Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature
- Literary and Cultural Theory
- Luso-Brazilian Languages, Literatures & Cultures
- Music Theory, History, and Criticism
- Philosophy and Literature
- Political History, Theory & Culture
- Portuguese Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
- Transatlantic Studies