Andre Ricardo Diniz Pagliarini, a Brazilian-USAmerican born in the U.S. and raised in Brazil, is currently a visiting assistant professor at Brown University. In 2018, he completed his PhD at Brown with a dissertation entitled “'The Theater of Formidable Battles': The Struggle for Nationalism in Modern Brazil, 1955-1985.”
His research interests include the Cold War in Latin America, the politics of economic development, radical ideologies, and social movements. He has received research support from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Global Mobility Program (Brown Graduate School), The Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the Brazil Initiative.
At Brown, he served as leader of Opening the Archives, an ambitious project to digitize and index thousands of U.S. government records related to Brazil from the 1960s through the 1980s. He was also a lead researcher and post-doctoral associate for the Liberated Africans Project, an undertaking sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that brings together data on over 200,000 Africans rescued from the illicit transatlantic slave trade between 1808 and 1868.
His first scholarly article, entitled “‘De onde? Para onde?’ New Social Movements and the Debate over Brazil’s ‘Civil’-Military Dictatorship,” was published in Latin American Research Review in 2017.