Dr. Alessandra Santos is Assistant Professor of Ibero-American Literatures and Cultures. Her interdisciplinary research examines literature and culture in modern and contemporary Latin America with special focus on Brazil. She is interested in technology, global issues, utopias, gender, race, and social justice. Her current research project addresses dislocations in the Latin American and Caribbean region in a hemispheric context, probing contemporary geographical, cultural and subjective displacements that occur due to economic globalization, new forms of cultural encounters, and conflicts arising from these processes. Specifically, the research examines concepts of cultural syncretism in the presence of Indigenous and African Diaspora practices as they interact with new technologies. She is also an artist, and her research has been supported by a number of fellowships and grants.
Dr. Alessandra Santos