César Braga-Pinto Associate Professor
César Braga-Pinto is an Associate Professor of Brazilian and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. He has previously taught at Rutgers University and was a visiting professor at Columbia University and at the Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) as a Fulbright Scholar. He was also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Brazil Institute at King's College in London (2013) and a post-doctoral fellow at University of São Paulo (2006-2007). In 2005 he participated in the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Summer Institute on African Cinema in Dakar, Senegal. He is the author of As Promessas da História: Discursos Proféticos e Assimilação no Brasil Colonial (2003) and the editor of Ligeiros Traços: escritos de juventude de José Lins do Rego (2007). He also co-edited with Fatima Mendonça a multi-volume collection of early 20th-century Mozambican journalism writings entitled João Albasini e as luzes de Nwandzenguele: literatura e política em Moçambique 1908-1922, forthcoming 2013.
Currently professor Braga-Pinto is working on a book-project that deals with representations of male friendship and interracial sociability in fiction and essays written in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery in Brazil (roughly from 1888 to the early 1930’s). Portions of this research project have already been published or accepted for publication: “Ordem e Tradição: A Conversão Regionalista de José Lins do Rego” (Revista do Instituto de Estudos Brasileiro, USP); “As Amizades Heteróclitas de Nestor Vítor: Cruz e Sousa e Lima Barreto” (Revista Escritos, Casa Rui Barbosa); "José Lins do Rego e as fronteiras da amizade: Doidinho" (Revista Olho d'Água); "Othello's Pathologies: Reading Adolfo Caminha with Lombroso" (Comparative Literature, forthcoming 2014).
Other recent publications include “Time and Alterity in Padre Antônio Vieira’s History of the Future”. (Portuguese Studies Review); "José Albasini e a saúde do corpus moçambicano" (in Passagens para o Índico – Encontros Brasileiros com a Literatura Moçambicana) and "A Paris de Nestor Vitor e o mundo de Pascale Casanova" (Remate de Males).