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Pedro Meira Monteiro

  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Position: Professor
Title: Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures.
  • Modern and Contemporary Brazil
Office: 349 East Pyne
Phone: 609-258-5140
Office Hours: On leave for the 2013-14 academic year
Pedro Meira Monteiro


Pedro Meira Monteiro joined Princeton’s faculty in 2002, after academic training in Brazil and France. He teaches courses on Brazilian literature, Latin American essays, music and poetry, cultural and intellectual history. His books include A queda do aventureiro (1999), Um moralista nos trópicos (2004), Mário de Andrade e Sérgio Buarque de Holanda: Correspondência (2012), Cangoma Calling: Spirits and Rhythms of Freedom in Brazilian Jongo Slavery Songs (2013, co-edited with Michael Stone), and O futuro abolido: Machado de Assis e o Memorial de Aires (forthcoming). With João Biehl, Lilia Schwarcz and Antonio Sérgio Guimarães, he co-directs Princeton’s Global Network on “Race and Citizenship in the Americas.” He is the editor of ellipsis, the journal of the American Portuguese Studies Association.

Academic articles, video, and audio can be found at Prof. Meira Monteiro’s personal website (, while his contributions to Brazilian newspapers and magazines, as well as other occasional pieces, can be found on his blog (

His current research focuses on re-readings of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Latin America.

Ph.D., Literary Theory and History, Unicamp, Brazil
D.E.A., Socio-Cultural History, Université de Versailles, France
B.A. and M.A., Sociology, Unicamp, Brazil