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Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Latin American History, Brown University

John P. Birkelund Fellow in the Humanities - Class of Fall 2020

James N. Green is the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History at Brown University, where he is currently director of both Brazil Initiative and Opening the Archives Project and the executive director of the Brazilian Studies Association (until June 30, 2020). He received his BA from Earlham College and PhD in Latin American history from the University of California, Los Angeles. Green has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and lived eight years in Brazil, where he worked as an advisor for the Brazilian National Truth Commission, which investigated the state’s violations of human rights during the military dictatorship (1964-85). His books include Exile within Exiles; Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary (Duke, 2018), We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States (Duke, 2010), and Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Brazil (Chicago, 1999), and several edited volumes. Green’s work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment of the Humanities, among others.

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