Valéria M. Souza holds a Ph.D. in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory from UMass Dartmouth, with sub-specializations in Disability Studies, Queer Theory/Gender Studies, and Critical Animal Studies. She is currently employed as a Lecturer of Portuguese at Washington University in St. Louis.
Her dissertation, which she defended in May 2013, examined representations and the aesthetics of disability in João Guimarães Rosa’s classic twentieth-century Brazilian novel, Grande Sertão: Veredas.
Some of her recent academic publications are available in .PDF format here.
You can also find her on Twitter: @vsouza_STL and on Instagram @ocavalosiruiz
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