Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Public Service in Latin American Studies
Starting from my administrative experience in public and private academic institutions in Brazil and my academic partnerships throughout Latin America, in this talk I will focus on my values as an administrator and on the perspective I would bring to the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. I consider CLAS a vibrant platform for expanding the university’s scholarly, pedagogical, and public service mission, and an essential space for creating interdisciplinary and collaborative work between Latin American and US scholars and institutions.
Keila Grinberg is Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), where she has been the Director of Graduate Studies and of the Online History Undergraduate Program, as well as Vice-Director of a national graduate program on the Teaching of History. She came to UNIRIO after a tenure at the Universidade Candido Mendes, where she was Director of the Institute of Humanities’ Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. As a specialist on slavery and race in the Atlantic World, she has authored, coauthored, and edited several books and articles in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Russian. Her new project examines nineteenth-century cases of kidnapping and illegal enslavement on the southern Brazilian border.