Maria Paula Andrade
Maria Paula Andrade is a fourth year graduate student (ABD) in the History department. She holds a B.A. in Language Teaching from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil, and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Paula is currently working on her dissertation that examines how the sick and poor helped shape the forging of modern Brazil through public health from the 1830s to 1920. Her project investigates public health as an arena for popular political participation in which state officials and the popular sectors interacted and transformed each other’s understandings about individual rights and the role of the state in society. Her advisor is Celso Castilho.