Womens Studies

Dr. Martha Santos

Dr. Martha Santos

Title: Associate Professor
Department: History
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Martha S. Santos is a specialist in Brazilian and Latin American history, and her research interests include gender history, violence, slavery, and the history of popular culture. Her first book Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845-1889 was published by Stanford University Press in January 2012. Recently, she received a Santander Fellowship from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University to work on her new book project entitled Engendering Slavery: Enslaved Women, Family, and Agency in the Hinterlands of Northeast Brazil, 1813-1884. Dr. Santos will be on research leave during the 2013-2014 academic year, and she will be a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in Cambridge during the Fall of 2013.


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