Graduate Student Directory

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  • Pronouns she/her
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, N/A
  • Office Hours Tuesdays, 9-10AM
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services

Research Interests

black political organizing, maroon communities in the Américas, quilombola social movements, land-grabbing, and black geographies

Biography, Education and Training

I am a 2nd-year Ph.D. Student in the Latin American and Latino Studies program, originally from southern Brazil. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 2022, for which I wrote my undergraduate thesis, "Silence does not erase the past: Education in race and ethnicity within Brazilian academic education in Psychology". 

Membership & Affiliations

  • Black Geographies Lab, UCSC
  • Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)
  • Associação Brasileira de Pesquisadores Negros (ABPN)

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Graduate Student Award, UCSC Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Américas (Fall '23)
  • Dean's Travel Grant, UCSC (Spring '23)
  • Routes of Enslavement in the Americas Research Grant, UC MRPI (Spring '23)
  • Brazilian Initiation Fellowship, BRASA (Spring '23)
  • Regents Fellowship, UCSC (Fall '22)

Selected Publications


A universidade como espaço de luta: as experiências políticas de jovens militantes de Porto Alegre (RS), with Camila Bonin Liebgott & Samantha Medeiros Ferreira, Cadernos de Pós-graduação 21, n. 2 (2022): 59-73.

Book Chapter

Acolhimento emocional na delegacia especializada no atendimento à mulher (DEAM): relato de experiência, with Anna Júlia Carrión & Clarissa De Antoni. Contribuições da psicologia para enfrentamento à violência contra mulheres: aportes teóricos e práticos, organized by L. Habigzang, & J. Zamora, 1 ed., Dialética (2021): 195-218.

Selected Presentations

Invited Talks

  • Youth and Political Action (Graduate Seminar), Education Graduate Program, UFRGS, Porto Alegre (Virtual), Brazil, 2022
       • Gender and sexuality in the Brazilian context: dialogues with social activists from the feminist and LGBT+ movements, with Camila Bonin Liebgott, Daiana Santos, and Samantha Medeiros Ferreira.
  • National Directory of Medical Students, Porto Alegre (Virtual), Brazil, 2021
       • Priority Vaccination of Indigenous and Quilombola Communities, with Rogério "Jamaika" Machado and Sandra Pankararu

Teaching Interests

Teaching Assistant Experience

  • Latin American & Latino Studies Department
       • LALS194E/L: Unfree Migrations
       • LALS151: Race & Mobility
       • LALS 1: Introduction to LALS
       • LALS79: Hip Hop History
       • LALS10: Introduction to Chicanx & Latinx Studies
  • Feminist Studies Department
       • FMST19: Black Feminisms: An Introduction