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Interport Lecturer

Lena Suk

Lena Suk is a Ph.D. student of Latin American History at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and holds an M.A. in Film Studies from Emory University (2007) and a B.A. in Cultural Studies from the College of William and Mary (2004). Her dissertation addresses gender, movie-going, and leisure culture in São Paulo, Brazil from 1920-1960, and has been funded by the Council of Library Information Resources (CLIR) Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, and the U.S. Fulbright Student Program. She has taught and designed a course in Latin American history at Emory University, and strives to incorporate diverse media like music, film, maps and other images in her lectures. Her fields of study include Colonial and Modern Latin American history and the Atlantic World, with an emphasis on gender, race and ethnicity, popular culture, and free and coerced labor. Lena has traveled extensively in Latin America and other parts of the world, and has been living in Brazil for dissertation research since March 2011