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Maria Paula Andrade

Maria Paula Andrade is a fifth-year graduate candidate 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's dissertation investigates the role of public health as an arena for popular political participation in which the poor helped shape the meaning of health within the Brazilian project of state building during the nineteenth century. Among others, her research has been supported by the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt and the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Her advisor is Celso Castilho.