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Miriam Grossi

PhD in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Research Summary

My doctoral project [2012-2015] is focused on the historical and intellectual roots of modern Brazilian militarism, in particular the use of violence against civilians during the last dictatorship… read more

Current Research

My doctoral project [2012-2015] is focused on the historical and intellectual roots of modern Brazilian militarism, in particular the use of violence against civilians during the last dictatorship (1964-1985). Current Status

  • PhD/DocEuro Candidate (SPLAS)
Research Topic

The military body as collective body versus the victim as personal body (1964-1985) Research Interests Brazilian Studies, Transitional Justice, Inter-American Human Rights System, Military and Politics, Civil-military relations, Insurgency/Counterinsurgency, Brazilian History, Portuguese and Brazilian Literature, and Conflict, post-conflict and culture. Research Supervisors

  • Prof. Bernard McGuirk (Principal)
  • Prof. Antoni Kapcia (Subsidiary)

Primary Funding Source

  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (European Union)

Grants & Awards

  • CLAS PG Research Fund [May 2014]

Research Institutes, Centres and/or Research Clusters Memberships

Academic History

  • Laurea Specialistica (MA) in Post-Colonial and Comparative Literatures [2009]. Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna.
  • Laurea (BA) in Language and Literature Science [2006]. Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna.

Academic Visits

  • Research grant from Istituto di Studi Superiori (Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna) for the project "Le città invisibili dell'America Latina: il caso di Brasilia" [Jun-Oct 2011].
  • Grant for overseas research (Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro) [Sep-Dec 2008].
  • Overseas project fellowship (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte) [2006-2007].

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