Welcome to CLAS: Visiting Scholar

Sept. 6, 2023
Rafa Cruz

The Center for Latin American Studies would like to welcome the Fall 2023 Visiting Scholar.

Rafaela Cruz is an Assistant Professor of Literature and English at the Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil. She earned her PhD in Literary Theory from the program of Letters at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. She has also worked as a freelance translator and interpreter for various media outlets, international NGOs and institutions. Her research interests include Latin American decolonial thought, critical theory, geopolitics of knowledge, and history of literary forms. Her postdoctoral research, which she is conducting at the Center for Latin American Studies under the supervision of Professor Antonio José Bacelar da Silva, investigates the popularization of the concept "Ancestralidade" in thesis and dissertations published in Brazil in the last 5 years. Rafaela is also interested in intuitive cooking, black coffee, karaoke nights and hoarding WhatsApp stickers.

Welcome to CLAS Rafa!