Pedro Meira Monteiro
- Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
- Modern and Contemporary Brazil
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 trópicos, Mário de Andrade e Sérgio Buarque de Holanda: Correspondência, Cangoma Calling: Spirits and Rhythms of Freedom in Brazilian Jongo Slavery Songs, Signo 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, and audio can be found at Prof. Meira Monteiro’s personal website (meiramonteiro.com), while his contributions to Brazilian newspapers and magazines, as well as other occasional pieces, can be found on his blog (penavadia.blogspot.com).
He is currently working on a biography of Brazilian historian and literary critic Sérgio Buarque de Holanda (1902-1982).