We are excited to announce that Alexsandro Ménez has been awarded a Global Mobility Fellowship to conduct research in Europe for his dissertation during the spring semester.
The Global Mobility Research Fellowship program supports doctoral students who seek to conduct pre-dissertation or dissertation research abroad during one summer or academic year semester. The program funds current research projects of exceptional value that require international research activity. Award recipients expand Brown’s global reach and will contribute to the institution’s mission of discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge. The fellowship award is in lieu of a student’s regular summer or semester stipend.
Alex's research focuses on two topics of interest: 1) Luso-Brazilian transatlantic literary exchanges during the 19th century; 2) Portuguese discoveries and overseas exploration. He has been working on literary tradition, the relationship between history and literature, historical experience, perception of time, gauchism, and national identity. His approach follows the guidelines of reader’s response criticism, history of historiography, intellectual history, and nationalism studies.