Ana Claudia Sao Bernardo

Contact Information:

Feinstein Academic Center 315

Brief Biography:

Ana Cláudia São Bernardo (she, her, hers) is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Providence College. In 2020-2021 she held the position of Zemurray-Stone postdoctoral fellow in Brazilian Studies at the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. She has an MA and PhD in Lusophone Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Comparative Literature from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) in São Paulo, Brazil. Her research interests include Afro-Brazilian cultures and literature, Black Diaspora Studies and Black Feminist Studies. She is currently revising her book manuscript, “From the Dumpster to the Bookshelf: Black Women Writers in Brazil and the Quest for Space.” She has worked in the equivalent of K-12 education in Brazil for several years and as a lecturer for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland. Ana is an Afro-Brazilian woman from the outskirts of São Paulo, a fan of capoeira, and the proud daughter of a family of domestic workers.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Black Diaspora Studies
Afro/Brazilian Studies
Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
Global Studies
Black Diasporic Literatures and Cultures
Black Geography