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Lidiana de Moraes

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Dr. Lidiana de Moraes is a National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellow, part of Vanderbilt’s Collaborative Humanities program (2022-2025). She is currently working on a book manuscript titled “Reclaiming Political Spaces: Black Feminist Insurgencies in Contemporary Luso-Afro-Brazilian Literatures,” where she explores the connections between literature and activism within an Afro-diasporic context. Through a postcolonial/decolonial framework, she examines how contemporary African and Afro-Brazilian female writers embrace “survival-writing” (escrevivência, in Portuguese, a concept created by Afro-Brazilian author Conceição Evaristo) to construct a collective, feminist perspective of the Black Atlantic.

Dr. Moraes holds a Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies, which encompasses the interdisciplinary scope of her work. In her research and teaching, she explores different perspectives of social justice in Latin American and Lusophone contexts through the lenses of cultural production, including music and film. Lidiana’s scholarship has appeared in multilingual settings, such as the Journal of Lusophone StudiesRevista Diadorim, and the edited volume, Narrativas del Miedo: Terror en Obras Literarias, Cinemáticas y Televisivas de Latinoamérica. 

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