Beatriz Jaguaribe de Mattos
Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies
Beatriz Jaguaribe has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. Since 1994, she has been a professor at the School of Communication of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She was a visiting professor at Princeton, The New School for Social Research, New York University, Stanford University, among other academic institutions. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Andrés Bello Chair (NYU), an ICAS fellowship (NYU) and is a researcher at the CNPq in Brazil. Her areas of academic expertise are comparative literature, media studies and urban culture. Among her publications feature the books, Fins de século: cidade e cultura no Rio de Janeiro (1998), Mapa do maravilhoso ( 2001), O choque do real (2007), Rio de Janeiro: Urban Life through the Eyes of the City (2014). She is currently finishing a research project on the photographic and cartographic endeavors and imaginaries of the Rondon Commission in Brazil. She is also engaged in a comparative research project of Brazilian and Andean photographic archives centered on the theme of the “inventions of the self and others.” She will teach a course in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures during the spring 2020 semester.