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Kevin Ennis

Email Address: [email protected]

Hometown: Cranston, RI

Education Background: B.A. Latin American Studies and Portuguese, Yale University, 2017.

Research Interests: Amazonian literature; Indigenous literatures from Latin America; narratives of extractivism; colonial Latin American writings; contemporary Portuguese, Lusophone African, and Lusophone Asian narratives of return, displacement, and migration.

Selected Awards and Grants:

Brown Executive Scholars Training (BEST) Program, Spring 2021

Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Collaborative Humanities, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, 2019-2020

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Fulbright Commission Portugal, 2017-2018

Selected Conference Papers:

“O mapeamento do Acre em Galvez, Imperador do Acre de Márcio Souza e Mulheres empilhadas de Patrícia Melo.” III Congresso da ABRE. Virtual. 20-24 September 2021.

“Temporal and Genealogical Intimacy in the Rainforests of Davi Kopenawa and Márcia Wayna Kambeba.” EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference. Virtual. 26 July-6 August 2021.

“La inmensidad física y sonora de la selva de Mal de gente de Arturo Burga Freitas.” LASA 2021: Crisis global, desigualdades y centralidad de la vida. Virtual. 26-29 May 2021.

“The Decolonial and Political Work of A queda do céu and Antes o mundo não existia.” 52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Virtual. 11-14 March 2021.

“Tensions between Ethnographer and Ethnographic Subject in Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino’s Rio acima.” SAMLA 91: Languages: Identity, Power, Relationships. Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA. 15-17 November 2019.

“Constructions of Identity and Narrative in José Eduardo Agualusa’s O vendedor de passados.” 11th International Conference of the American Portuguese Studies Association. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 18-20 October 2018.

Courses Taught at Brown:

POBS 0105: Accelerated Portuguese (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021)
POBS 0400: Writing and Speaking Portuguese (Spring 2022)
COLT 0710N: A Comparative Introduction to the Literatures of the Americas (Fall 2021)