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Bruno Carvalho

  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Modern and Contemporary Brazil
Field: Latin American Literatures & Cultures; Urban Studies; Environmental Humanities
Office: 343 East Pyne
Phone: 609-258-4514
Office Hours: Tue 10:30am-12:00pm and by appointment
Bruno Carvalho


Bruno Carvalho's work focuses on intersections between urban development, environment, and culture. He has written on topics related to literature, film, architecture, cartography, city planning, race and racism in publications like Spaces and Flows, Luso-Brazilian Review, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Remate de Males, revista piauí, Daylight & Architecture, and others. He is the author of Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro (2013), and co-organized a critical edition in Portuguese of the earliest versions of United States constitutional documents, which circulated in 18th century Brazil and played a role in independence movements (O Livro de Tiradentes, 2013). 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: Luso-Brazilian Cities and Nature during the Age of Reason. The second, The Future Revisited, explores how different unrealized urban plans from the 1500s onward helped to shape the imagination and development of cities. At Princeton, Bruno Carvalho holds the George H. and Mildred F. Whitfield University Preceptorship in the Humanities. He is affiliated to the Center for African American Studies, and associated to the Program in Urban Studies, the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Program in Latin American Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.