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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: By appointment
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  Um moralista nos trópicosMário de Andrade e Sérgio Buarque de Holanda: CorrespondênciaCangoma Calling: Spirits and Rhythms of Freedom in Brazilian Jongo Slavery SongsSigno e Desterro: Sérgio Buarque de Holanda e a imaginação do Brasil , and O futuro abolido: Machado de Assis e o Memorial de Aires (forthcoming). With João Biehl, Lilia Moritz Schwarcz and Antonio Sérgio Guimarães, he co-directs Princeton’s Global Network on “Race and Citizenship in the Americas."   He is the Acting Director of Princeton's  Program in Latin American Studies.

Academic articles, video, contributions to newspapers and magazines, as well as other occasional pieces, can be found at Prof. Monteiro's website

He is currently working on a biography of Brazilian historian and literary critic Sérgio Buarque de Holanda (1902-1982).

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