Bryan Pitts came to UGA in the fall of 2015 for a two-year postdoctoral appointment in the Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute. He is working with the Portuguese Flagship Program's "Language Across the Curriculum" initiative, which is developing ways to include Portuguese-language components in Brazil-related courses that are not language or literature courses. Prior to coming to UGA, Dr. Pitts spent six months as a Fulbright Scholars postdoctoral fellow at the Instituto de Ciência Política of the Universidade de Brasília and the Centro de Formação of the Câmara dos Deputados, the lower house of Brazil's Congress. Previously, he spent three semesters as a visiting assistant professor of Latin American history at Duke University, where he taught courses on colonial and post-independence Latin America, contemporary Latin America and Brazil, Afro-Brazil, Latin American military dictatorships, and the global history of sexuality. He is currently writing a book titled, "Inadvertent Opposition: Politicians, Social Movements, and the Demise of Brazil's Military Regime" and also has conducted research on the intersection between race, nationality, and sexuality in Brazilian LGBT media and among Brazilian tourists abroad. He has written on contemporary Brazilian politics for a variety of media outlets including the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), O Estado de S. Paulo, and Brasil Post.
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History Professor receives 2015 Governor's Award
Congratulations to Jim Cobb (history prof and alum) who received a 2015 Governor’s Award