August 24, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rosana Resende has joined the Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute as our Assistant Director. Dr. Resende will coordinate the undergraduate exchange programs with Brazil and help with the FBLI’s new strategic new strategic initiatives.
Rosana Resende is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests focus on the differentiated impacts of globalization and neoliberalism on the lived experiences of Latin Americans across social sectors. Specifically, her work addresses questions of migration, urbanization, labor, and tourism as encounters, contested sites of identity formation and continuously renegotiated social relations. She obtained her Ph.D. in Anthropology and graduate certificate in Latin American Studies at the University of Florida in 2009. Her dissertation, “Tropical Brazucas: Brazilians in South Florida and the Imaginary of National Identity” focused on stereotyping as a critical component of immigrant communities, manifested most saliently on the imaginary surrounding the Brazilian woman. Resende received a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar award and will be conducting field research in Brazil in 2014, studying the impact of the shrinking availability of domestic workers in Brazil on the middle-class women who employed them. She is a Lecturer in the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Anthropology, as well as an affiliate of the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. In addition to her degrees in Anthropology, Dr. Resende also has an M.S. in Education Research and Evaluation and B.A. degrees in Psychology and English, all from the University of Miami. She is a Lecturer in the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Anthropology.