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Honors Theses

  • "Brazil through Travel: How the Brazilian Nation Exists in Orlando, Florida" by Gabriela Camargo (Advisors: Luiz F. Valente and Patricia Sobral)
  • "The Portuguese Linguistic Influence in the Asian Seas and its Historical/Global Repercussions" by Joshua Michael Marcotte (Advisors: Leonor Simas-Almeida and Nelson Vieira)
  • "As Harmonizações Culturais do Imigrante: Life in L(USA)lândia as Portrayed in Portuguese-American literature by Brianna Medeiros (Advisors: Onésimo Almeida and Leonor Simas-Almeida)
  • "Entre Palavras" by Gabriela G. Scarritt (Advisors: Luiz F. Valente and Patricia Sobral)
  • "O Povo de Deus na Terra do Sol: Ecclesiological Innovation, Liberationist Catholicism and Citizenship in Brazil" by Benjamin Patterson Brown (Advisors: Luiz F. Valente and James N. Green)
  • "Things Unsaid: A Collection of the Short Fiction of Sérgio Sant'Anna" [Translation with an Introduction] by Patrick Andrew Browne (Advisors: Nelson H. Vieira and Leonor Simas-Almeida)
  • "Dualism in the Lives and Literary Fiction of Machado de Assis and Mark Twain" by Robert Patrick Newcomb (Advisors: Nelson H. Vieira and Luiz F. Valente)
  • "The Documentary in My Mind: Story of a Generation 1945-1976" by Karina Diana Saltman (Advisors: Nelson H. Vieira and Thomas E. Skidmore)
  • "Women, Revolution and Socialism: The Mozambican Experience" by Lissett Costa Ferreira (Advisors: Lina Fruzzetti and Onésimo T. Almeida)
  • "Same Shore, Different Faces: Brazilian and Japanese-Brazilian Perspectives on Japan" by Elizabeth Domingues Matos (Advisors: Jeffrey Lesser and Nelson Vieira)
  • "The Decolonizing Cannibal: Three Contemporary Brazilian Artists" by Adele Edelen Nelson (Advisors: Nelson Vieira and Leonard Tennenhouse)
  • "Outside Eden: Authoritarianism and Sexuality in Lygia Fagundes Telles's As meninas" by Kea Elisabeth Schwiebert (Advisors: Nelson Vieira and Luiz F. Valente)
  • "The Language Minority Student and the Public School: Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking Community" by Monica Teixeira de Sousa (Advisors: Nelson Vieira and Maria Pacheco)
  • "Liberating and Liberation: Contemporary Conscientizaçãoin Brazilian Adult Literacy" by Leigh H. Scott (Advisors: Luiz F. Valente and Maria Pacheco)
  • "Up Against the Wall: Tensions Between Citizen Participation and the Brazilian Justice System" by Martin S. Small (Advisors: Thomas E. Skidmore and Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro)
  • "Escaping Blackness: The Brazilian Construction of National Identity and Its Implications for Afro-Brazilians" by Adjoa F. Jones de Almeida (Advisors: Anani Dzidzienyo and Thomas E. Skidmore)
  • "To Punish or Not to Punish: Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System in Brazil" by Karina P. Lago (Advisors: Nelson H. Vieira and Thomas E. Skidmore) (Awarded the Helen Terry MacLeod Prize for the outstanding thesis on women and gender)
  • "From Industrialization to Privatization: A Chronicle of Brazil's Steel Industry" by Benjamin D. Goodman (Advisors: Liliana Acero and Thomas E. Skidmore)
  • "Populism and the Legacy of Vargas: Continuity in Brazilian Politics 1930-1992" by Sandra Forero Rincón (Advisors: Thomas E. Skidmore and Hector Schamis)
  • "Aracruz Celulose S.A.: A Brazilian Kraft Pulp Company Confronts Sustainable Development" by Meredith M. Persily (Advisors: Thomas E. Skidmore and Thomas Biersteker)
  • "Cape Verdeans in Pursuit of the American Dream: Transcending Theories of 'Making It' in America, Moving Towards a Self-Definition" by Grace E. Mitchell (Advisors: Adeline Becker and Luiz F. Valente)
  • "Crisis and Fulfillment: Storytelling in Essas Malditas Mulheres" by Jacob C. Miller (Advisors: Luiz F. Valente and Nelson H. Vieira)
  • "Conflict, Compression and Conciliation: The Liberal and Conservative Parties of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Brazil" by Adam D. Culbreath (Advisors: Thomas E. Skidmore and Luiz F. Valente)
  • "Re-Inventing Afro-Braziliana: A Study of Race, Racism and Religion through the Brazilian Press" by Deborah L. Moore (Advisors: Anani Dzidzienyo and Nelson H. Vieira)
  • "Household Survival Strategies in a Brazilian Urban Squatter Settlement: An Analysis of Women's Behavior in São Gonçalo, Bahia" by Loral Patchen (Advisors: Luiz F. Valente and Thomas E. Skidmore)
  • "From Purity of Blood to Racial Democracy: The Evolution of Brazilian Racial Ideology and Its Political, Social and Economic Effects" by Paul M. Zimmerman (Advisors: Anani Dzidzienyo and Anita Novisnky)
  • "Imagery in the Short Fiction of Clarice Lispector" by Maureen E. Comfort (Advisors: Luiz F. Valente and Nelson H. Vieira)
  • "The Rise of Consciousness Among the Urban Poor in Brazil" by Radika E. Eccles (Advisors: Anani Dzidzienyo and Nelson H. Vieira)
  • "The Politics of Protectionism and Brazil's Orange Juice Industry" by Ianna Raim (Advisors: Anani Dzidzienyo and Marion K. Pinsdorf)
  • "Salvador, Land of Contrasts" (Video and text) by Andrew H. Talal (Advisor: Nelson H. Vieira)