Paulina Alberto, University of Michigan
Paulina Alberto is an associate professor in the departments of history and romance languages and literatures at the University of Michigan, where she teaches in Spanish and Portuguese. Her work focuses on issues of race and nation, racial ideologies, and racial politics in 20th-century Latin America, particularly Brazil and Argentina. She is the author of Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil (UNC Press, 2011) and is currently working on a new project titled Racial Stories: Lives, Deaths, and Afterlives of Argentina's 'Negro Raúl'.
Leonardo Barbosa, Chamber of Deputies, Brazil
Leonardo Barbosa teaches constitutional law and legislative process at the Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development at the Chamber of Deputies (Brasília, Brazil) and is the senior legislative attorney to the Office of the Clerk at the Chamber of Deputies. His current research deals with Brazilian constitutional history and with constitutional and election law. He received both doctor and master of law degrees from Brasília University.
Sueann Caulfield, University of Michigan
Sueann Caulfield is an associate professor of history at the University of Michigan. She specializes in the history of modern Brazil, with emphasis on gender and sexuality. She has published on the topic of gender and historiography, family, race, and sexuality in Brazil. She is currently working on a social history of the concept of legitimacy in twentieth-century Brazil.
Keila Grinberg, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Keila Grinberg is an associate professor of history at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She is an expert on slavery, civil law, and citizenship in Brazil, subjects on which she has published in the United States, Brazil, and elsewhere.
Victoria Langland, University of Michigan
Victoria Langland is an associate professor in the departments of history and romance languages and literatures at the University of Michigan. She is a historian of 20th-century Brazil whose research interests include dictatorship, memory politics, student and other social movements, gender, and U.S.-Latin American relations.
Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian, Universade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian is a professor of history at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil. Her current research concentrates on the social, legal, and political consequences of the abolition of the slave trade and large-scale illegal enslavement in 19th-century Brazil. She has co-edited, with Karen Racine, two collections of biographies, The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic and The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009 and 2010, respectively) and, with Joseane Zimmermann, História Diversa: Africanos e Afrodescendentes na Ilha de Santa Catarina (University of Santa Catarina Press, 2013).
Cristiano Paixão, University of Brasília, Brazil
Cristiano Paixão is a professor of legal history and constitutional law at the University of Brasília, Brazil. He holds a PhD in constitutional law from Federal University of Minas Gerais and an LLM in legal theory from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. He was a visiting researcher in modern history at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy). He is also a member of the Amnesty Commission and the Labor Prosecution Office at the Ministério da Justiça (Department of Justice) in Brazil. He is the author (with Renato Bigliazzi) of História Constitucional Inglesa e Norte-Americana: Do Surgimento à Estabilização da Forma Constitucional (UnB, 2011) and Modernidade, Tempo e Direito (Del Rey, 2002).
Julius S. Scott III, University of Michigan
Julius S. Scott teaches in both the Department of History and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. Prof. Scott's research explores networks of communication as crucial dimensions of Afro-diasporic politics and identity, demonstrating the level of ideological debate and international organization that existed among African Americans in the New World during the age of revolution. Among his publications are "Afro-American Sailors and the International Communication Network: The Case of Newport Bowers" in Jack Tar in History: Essays in the History of Maritime Life and Labour (Acadiensis Press, 1991) and "Crisscrossing Empires: Ships, Sailors, and Resistance in the Lesser Antilles in the Age of Revolution" in The Lesser Antilles in the Age of European Expansion (University Press of Florida, 1996).
Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan
Rebecca J. Scott is a professor of history and professor of law at the University of Michigan. Her most recent book, Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation, coauthored with Jean M. Hébrard, traces one family across five generations and three continents, into slavery and then back into freedom. The American Historical Association conferred on Freedom Papers the 2012 Albert Beveridge Award and the James Rawley Prize. Prof. Scott collaborated on a special issue of the Law and History Review (November 2011) focused on law and slavery.