Alexandre Pelegrino is a sixth year PhD candidate and Ingram Fellow at the Department of History, working under the direction of Jane Landers. His dissertation considers the persistence of Native American slavery and how socio-racial classifications operated to reshape the continuation of slavery. Before pursuing his PhD at Vanderbilt, Alex received his BA and MA from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF, RJ, Brazil) with generous funding from CNPq and CAPES. His broader research interests include Latin American History, Labor History, Colonialism, and Imperialism.
Alex Pelegrino’s research has been funded by the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt, a James Scobie Award from the Conference in Latin American History (CLAH), the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), and the Social Science Research Foundation - International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC-IDRF).
He has presented his research in several conferences, such as Secolas, Ethnohistory, and American Society for Legal History.