Gray F. Kidd
Student

I am interested in the complex ideological and interpersonal threads that bind culture and politics in Northeast Brazil. Supported by a Fulbright-Hays fellowship, my research focuses on Recife, the capital of Pernambuco, Brazil's most consistently leftist state and an important site of cultural, political, and religious ferment in the second half of the 20th century. My dissertation project examines the "politics of culture" by mapping how vast swaths of "lettered" persons have imagined and asserted themselves through the polysemic category of the "popular" through literature, film, and political activity in the 1970s. 

From 2014 to 2016, I served as Graduate Student Coordinator of the Global Brazil Humanities Lab . I also served as a co-instructor and field coordinator for the Bass Connections Education and Human Development project "The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education and Social Mobility in the Baixada Fluminense ."

Current Research Interests

The Politics of Culture
Brazilian Intellectuals and Intellectualities 
Politics
Popular Culture
Social and Political Movements

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Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 P.M., and by appointment. 

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