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MemberAntonio Luciano Tosta

…ino Literature in the United States. Ed. Carlota Caulfield, Ed. Darién Davis. London: Boydell & Brewer, 2007. 140-157.
“Is there a Brazilian-American Cinema? Aesthetics and Identity in A Fronteira and Nailed.” The Other Latinos: Central and South Americans in the United States. Ed. José Antonio Mazzotti, Ed. José Luis Falconi. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. 257-284. DRCLAS Series.
“Uma In(ter)venção da Memória: A Universalização do Particular na Poesia Histórica de Cora Coralina.” Cora Coralina: Celebração da Volta. Ed. Goiândira Ortiz Camargo, Ed. Darcy Denófrio. Goiânia: Cânone, December 2006. 15-35.
“Between Heaven and Hell: Perceptions of Brazi…

Luciano Tosta is Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas. Before joining the faculty at KU, he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his graduate studies at Brown University, Dr. Tosta taught at Harvard University, Boston University, and Rhode Island College. He received Harvard University’s Certificate of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching, and featured on the University of Illinois’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. In Brazil he taught at the Federal and State Universities of Bahia.

MemberGregory Afinogenov

…PhD, History, Harvard University, 2016

AM, History, Harvard University, 2011

BA, History and Philosophy, Fordham University, 2009…

I am a historian of Imperial Russia and the world, interested in the history of knowledge very broadly defined. My first book, Spies and Scholars: Chinese Secrets and Imperial Russia’s Quest for World Power, deals with the construction of a Russian intelligence network in Qing Dynasty China between 1650 and 1850. It was published with Harvard University Press in April 2020.

MemberJulia Rhyder

I am Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, specializing in the Hebrew Bible and the history and culture of ancient Israel. I am particularly interested in the ritual texts of the Hebrew Bible and the history of the Israelite cult. In my research, I combine detailed philological analysis and the methods of historical criticism with the use of anthropological and social theories to illuminate the biblical text, including ritual theory, memory studies, postcolonial theory, and discourse analysis.

MemberLee Konstantinou

I’m an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. I wrote Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction (Harvard University Press, 2016) and co-edited The Legacy of David Foster Wallace with Samuel Cohen (University of Iowa Press, 2012). I also write the novel Pop Apocalypse (Ecco, 2009). I am currently working on a book project tentatively called “Rise of the Graphic Novel.”