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Yuri Gama

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Ph.D. Candidate

Fields: Modern Latin America, Modern Brazil, Urban History

Extended fields: Public and Digital Humanities, Global History, Modern U.S. History

Education: Masters of Liberal Studies at Rollins College, Florida; B.A. in Social Sciences at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Advisor: Professor Joel Wolfe


My dissertation investigates the construction of state-sponsored housing between 1940 and 1986 in Northeast Brazil. In light of the post-1930 urbanization efforts, my research discusses ideas of modernization and politics presenting the relation between the United States andBrazil, developmental regional differences, and the transnational character of mass housing in Latin America.