- Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
- Modern and Contemporary Brazil
Bruno Carvalho's work focuses on intersections between urban development and culture. He has written on topics related to literature, film, architecture, cartography and city planning, in publications like Spaces and Flows, Luso-Brazilian Review, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Remate de Males, revista piauí and Daylight & Architecture. He is the author of Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro (forthcoming), and co-organized a critical edition in Portuguese of the earliest versions of the United States constitutions, which circulated in 18th century Brazil and played a role in independence movements (O Livro do Tiradentes, forthcoming). Currently, he is collaborating on a new museum of the city of Rio de Janeiro, and working on two books: the first is tentatively titled Partial Enlightenments: New Cartographies of Knowledge (1755-1791). The second, The Future Revisited, explores how different unrealized urban plans have helped to shape the imaginary and development of cities. At Princeton, Bruno Carvalho holds the George H. and Mildred F. Whitfield University Preceptorship in the Humanities, and is affiliated to the Center for African American Studies, the Program in Urban Studies, and the Program in Latin American Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.